State archives State Records Office

The State Records Office collects, preserves and stores non-current government archives created by the Colonial and Western Australian State Governments and local authorities. Records may be kept to satisfy an agency’s legal, fiscal or administrative requirements, or for their historical or evidential value.

Government archives include files, registers, journals, maps, plans, architectural drawings, documents, sound recordings and electronic records. Some records are microfilmed or scanned to improve access and to preserve them for future generations. Most records are available for research purposes. For restricted access records, permission to access needs to be obtained from the controlling agency. The guide Requesting Archives provides an idea on how to obtain records.

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