Digitisation of State Archives

The State Records Office can assist with requests for Digitisation of State Archives held in the State Archives Collection.
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Please note that there are thousands of digital items - mostly maps and plans - available on the SRO's catalogue and at Culture WA. These can be downloaded by saving the image to your computer, so there is no need to place a digitisation request.​

​The State Records Office also accepts requests for the digitisation of State archives held in the State archives collection. 

​To request State archives for digitisation, please identify the items on the State Records Office catalogue and place your request online. You may also request to view archives in the Reading Room and complete an Archive Digitisation Request Form and return it with the archives, for processing. Enquiries about the digitisation service should be emailed to digitisation@sro.wa.gov.au.​

For State government clients: see Government Access to Archives for further information.​

For all other clients (public and non-State government): Please note that not all State archives are able to digitised, such as those with a restricted access status, or in a format or physical condition not suitable for straight-forward digitisation.​

​Requests to digitise archives will be assessed by the State Records Office to establish if the condition of the archive is appropriate for digitisation.​

​Limits on the number of digitisation requests able to processed per client also apply. 

​Where digitisation is approved, the State Records Office aims to provide digitised copies of archives within 20 working days.​