State Archives that have been requested via the SRO catalogue are made available in the Archives Reading Room on the 3rd Floor of the State Library.

There are limits on archives requests per day. If you're beginning your research or just need to talk about it you are welcome to make an appointment with an Archivist. Many original maps and plans and most archives with consignment numbers 5238 and above will not be available to view or for digitisation until 18 June 2021 due to a change of location in archives storage. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that SRO's online catalogue includes the names of deceased persons. The SRO also acknowledges that accessing some of this material can be confronting.

Learn how to search our catalogue.

Register online to make a digitisation request. You can also submit a digitisation request through our website. When requesting a digital copy, we will subsequently advise you if the archive is suitable for digitisation and provide you with information about payment. Archives that are restricted access or difficult to handle without potentially incurring damage are not generally digitised.

For further information about the SRO and the State archives collection, please visit our website or email us at sro@sro.wa.gov.au.