The Collection

The State Records Office maintains approximately 15 linear kilometres of records. These records come from over 1,300 individual State and Local Government agencies, many of which are now defunct. The records cover a wide range of information connected with any aspect that government may deal with.

The following collection guides have been prepared for some of the most intensively used subject areas within the collection. Each guide contains a listing of the major records within the collection relating to the given topic, as well as including references to some of the more frequently used items.

These guides are intended to provide an indication of the scope of information resources available from within the State Records Office collections, and are by no means exhaustive.

Clients requiring information not found within these guides, should contact State Records Office staff for more detailed information on the collection holdings. Enquiries can be made by phone on (08) 9427 3600 or by email at