Collection offers form

The State Library of Western Australia collects published and unpublished (original) material that reflects Western Australia’s current and historical events, places, and people.

If you have something that you would like to donate to our collection, please complete the form below.

Before you start:

  • Find out more about donating to our collections, especially the ‘what we accept’ and ‘what we don’t accept’ sections.
  • If donating published materials such as books and magazines, please check for the item on our catalogue first as we generally don’t accept material that’s already part of the collection.
  • If you wish to provide us with samples of the material you wish to donate, make sure these photos and/or videos are ready to upload.  
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Your Details
If donating on behalf of an organisation
Offer Details
Type of material to be donated
Please specify the number/size of the donation (e.g. three boxes, 20 photographs)
What does this material describe? Include details such as people, places, and subjects or themes.
Include if there is damage such as mould, fading, or water damage. 
Please enter a valid creator/owner of items

Aboriginal Content

Does this material contain Aboriginal content?

Please identify the language group(s) and/or communities that the material relates to, if known. 
See AustLang and Whose Country am I on? by AIATSIS for assistance.

Does this material contain culturally sensitive content?

Culturally sensitive material may include: 

  • Material with images, names or voices of people who have died
  • Material that may be offensive
  • Distressing or traumatic material
Are you aware of any cultural restrictions or protocols that may apply to this material?

Cultural restrictions and protocols may include:

  • Mourning protocols
  • Material that can only be viewed by a particular gender
  • Secret, sacred, and sensitive material
Does this material include unidentified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples?

Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP)

Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property includes:

  • Traditional Knowledge
  • Language
  • Ancestral Remains
  • Ceremonies
  • Traditional Dance
  • Other Cultural Practices that are handed down through generations that reflect the identity of the Community

Please see NSLA’s position statement on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) for further details and definitions.

Does this material contain Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property?
Are you a member of the Community that this Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property belongs to?
Sample of material and additional information
One file only.
10 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, .
One file only.
4 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png.
One file only.
10 MB limit.
Allowed types: avi, mov, mp4, ogg, wav, webm.
If your sample is available on another platform (eg, YouTube) please enter the URL.
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