State Records Office of Western Australia

Ensuring permanent accessibility to the essential evidence of the business of government in Western Australia.
Last updated: 7 March 2023


News story

Joint winners of the 2022 Margaret Medcalf Award

This annual Award honours Ms Margaret Medcalf OAM, the second State Archivist for Western Australia (from 1971 to 1989), for her valuable contribution to the development of archives in Western Australia.

What we do

Established under the State Records Act 2000, the State Records Office is the Western Australian public records authority with responsibility for managing, preserving and providing access to the State's records of information. 

The State Records Office operates as a Government agency within the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and reports to the State Records Commission.

By supporting our public sector colleagues in WA we seek to achieve a secure and discoverable record of government that is valued by our community and used to create a legacy for current and future generations of Western Australians .

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Make a Freedom of Information request

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1992, the State Records Office has prepared a FOI Information Statement. This contains details of the types of information held by the State Records Office and the State Records Commission and how it can be accessed.