The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia
What we do
The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia falls within the responsibilities of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and was the first agency of its kind in Australia. The Centre provides information, exhibitions, teaching, seminars, and events relating to civics education, and gives Western Australians the opportunity to learn about our State and Commonwealth systems of government and explore current issues. The Centre provides an opportunity to examine our political inheritance and to understand how individuals can contribute to the State’s democratic development.
Housed in the beautifully restored old Hale School heritage building near Parliament House, our facilities include exhibition and seminar spaces, a theatrette, a parliamentary-style debating chamber, and permanent displays on the Constitution, aspects of citizenship and history relating to governance.
More information about the work of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet can be found here.
School education programs
The Centre provides a wide range of engaging and informative education programs in a variety of formats for students in Year 1 to Year 12.
Our programs link strongly to the outcomes of the Western Australian Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum with a particular focus on the Civics and Citizenship components. All education sessions at the Constitutional Centre are provided free of charge.
The Centre provides educational sessions and tours concerning the nature of Australia’s system of government and its history suitable for members of the community, and we welcome requests from youth and adult community groups, higher education classes, recent migrants, pre-service teachers, and interested members of the public.
Requests for community education must be booked by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.