Got a media enquiry?

Contact the Communications & Marketing Manager on or phone 08 9427 3241.

Do you want an image?

If photos and images are required from the Collection and are to be used by the media please contact the Communication and Marketing Manager at Reasonable requests for several images may be supplied to Media for publication free of charge however standard fees will apply if requests are excessive or substantial in nature. All images must be attributed to the State Library of WA.

Ministerial Media Releases and Enquiries

If you have a question for the Minister for Culture and the Arts please contact the Minister's Office on +61 8 6552 5400.

Visit the Minister for Culture and the Arts' website for Ministerial media statements. This includes a historic record of all archived Ministerial media releases.

Filming in the State Library

Permission for free-to-air broadcast media to film in the Public Access areas of the State Library maybe granted subject to information being received by the Communications & Marketing Manager at or phone 9427 3241. This can include filming of exhibitions and displays, collection materials and interviews.

Please provide the following information when making an enquiry:

  • Proposed date(s) and time for filming. Hours of filming are to be within the normal opening hours of the State Library.
  • Names and role of all crew members attending.
  • Equipment that will be used
  • Preferred filming location within the Library.
  • Collection Materials, if required, to be listed.
  • Name of the media outlet represented.
  • Name of the Program for which filming is being done
  • Acknowledgment that the State Library of WA will receive attribution in the titles of the program.

Please note that any special requests for access to the Library for filming or setup outside of its opening hours may incur costs to cover security, lighting and airconditioning and approval will be subject to availability of resources to administrate.

State Library News

Here you will find the latest State Library media releases

The State Library is conducting a review of the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. The survey is open to anyone with an interest in the WA writing industry.
WA History bookshelves Level 3 State Library
The State Library provides services and resources for Western Australians in the building and online. Help us improve by completing our annual survey and go in the draw to win one of 10 x $100 Myer vouchers. Survey closed on 24 March.
Library exterior from Museum
29 February to 14 March 2024
Level 3 of the State Library will be partially closed from 29 February to 14 March 2024. We apologise for the inconvenience. Retrievals will be available from the Leah Jane Cohen Reading Room.
Library interior Level 3
Everything You Need To Know
All the information you need to enjoy the Perth Festival Writers Weekend, coming to the State Library of Western Australia from 23-25 February.
Library front entrance Perth Cultural Centre
Invitation for Noongar Artists
The State Library of Western Australia is seeking submissions from local Noongar artists to create a contemporary artwork that considers the Noongar country.
Aerial of Alexander Library Building State Library of WA in the Perth Cultural Centre 10 August 1987
The Tale of Mr Kimberley shortlisted
The Tale of Mr Kimberley, part of WA Reflections 2023, has been shortlisted for Best Australian Short Film. Vote now for the People’s Choice Award!
Sam Lovell Derby June 2019
Storytime in any language
The new children's app LOTE4Kids is an online database of digital books in World Languages that allows kids to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English). Each book comes with English translations to help kids learn languages.
Podcast and transcript
Learn about the unique role archives and Western Australia have played in discovering and exploring the universe in the 2023 Geoffrey Bolton Lecture, now available as a podcast and transcript.
Geoffrey Bolton lecture 2023
Book Launch and Exhibition
In November, the State Library hosted an exhibition and book launch for the City of Melville's Write Club, a writer and artist in residence program with year six students from Caralee Community School.
A Giant Leap exhibition and book launch for City of Melvilles WRITE CLUB
The State Library of Western Australia is seeking material related to the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum to add to our collection. This includes photographs, videos, posters, flyers and ephemera.
Image Results of the Federal poll July 31 1900 displayed n the Record Board of the West Australian
Every visitor to the State Library of Western Australia shares a common trait: a sense of curiosity. Our new brand identity is inspired by the individual journeys of discovery people took in the Library. Discover more.
SLWA brand 2023
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