Further research assistance

A list of resources to assist applicants in locating family history information and other research.

Family history resources available in WA

Link-up organisations in WA

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DPLH South Hedland Office

Address: Lot 2, 18 Tonkin Street, South Hedland WA 6722
Phone: 61 8 9160 2200
Fax: 61 8 6551 8088

Find and Connect Support Services Western Australia – Lanterns House

 

Address: 23 Southport Street, West Leederville, WA 6901
Freecall: 1800 161 109
Phone: 61 8 9489 6388
Email: lanterns@wa.relationships.com.au
Website: www.wa.relationships.com.au/services/find-and-connect.aspx 

Kimberley Stolen Generations Committee Service

 

Address: 28 Barker Street, Broome WA 6725
Mailing Address: PO Box 2775, Broome WA 6725
Phone: 61 8 9193 6502
Fax: 61 8 9193 5693
Email:  reception.ksgac@iinet.net.au
Website: www.kimberleystolengeneration.com.au/about-us

Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre

 

Address: Corner Hamilton and Throssell Road, South Hedland WA 6722
Mailing Address: PO Box 2736, South Hedland WA 6722
Phone: 61 8 9172 2344
Website:  www.wangkamaya.org.au 

Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation

 

Address: 176 Wittenoom Street, East Perth WA   6004
Mailing Address:PO Box 236 Northbridge 6854
Website:  http://www.yorgum.org.au/

Native Title service providers

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Central Desert Native Title Services

Address: 76 Wittenoom Street, East Perth WA 6004
Phone: 1800 189 936; 61 8 9425 2000
Fax: 61 8 9425 2001
Email:   reception@centraldesert.org.au
Website: www.centraldesert.org.au 

Goldfields Land and Sea Council

 

Address: Level 4, 251 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Mailing Address: PO Box 7206, Cloisters Square, Perth WA 6850
Phone: 61 8 9263 8700;
Fax: 61 8 9218 9449
Email: reception@glc.com.au
Website: www.glsc.com.au 

Kimberley Land Council

 

Address: 11 Gregory Street, Broome WA 6725
Mailing Address: PO Box 2145, Broome WA 6725
Phone: 61 8 9194 0100
Fax: 61 8 9193 6279
Email: klc@klc.org.au
Website: www.klc.org.au

South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council

Address: HomeTown Centre, 1490 Albany Highway, Cannington WA 6107
Phone: 61 8 9358 7400
Fax: 61 8 9358 7499
Email: reception1@noongar.org.au
Website: www.noongar.org.au 

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC)

 

Address: Level 8, 12-14 The Esplanade Perth WA 6000
Mailing Address: PO Box 3072, 249 Hay St East Perth WA 6892
Phone: 61 8 9268 7000
Fax: 61 8 9225 4633
Website: www.ymac.org.au 

Additional organisations

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Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages

For copies of births, deaths and marriage certificates

Address: Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace,   PERTH WA 6000
Phone: 1300 305 021
Website: www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au

Family Court of WA

For matters concerning divorce and child custody (post 1976)

Address: Level 1, 150 Terrace Road, Perth WA 6000
Mailing Address: GPO Box 9991, Perth WA 6848
Phone: 61 8 9224 8222
Fax: 61 8 9224 8360
Website: www.familycourt.wa.gov.au 

Clerk of Courts

For records of recent convictions in a   Magistrate’s Court

Address: International House, 26 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Phone: 61 8 9425 2222
Website: www.courts.dotag.wa.gov.au

Probate Office of the WA Supreme Court

For records of wills (post 1947)

Address: Level 11, David Malcolm Justice Centre, 28 Barrack Street, Perth WA 6000
Phone: 61 8 9421 5333
Fax: 61 8 9421 5353
Website:  www.supremecourt.wa.gov.au

School Curriculum and Standards Authority

For copies of high school certificates (Years 10 - 12)

Address: 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington WA 6107
Mailing Address: PO Box 816 Cannington WA 6987
Phone: 61 8 9273 6300
Fax: 61 8 9273 6301
Email:   info@scsa.wa.edu.au
Website: http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/

Family history resources Australia wide (excluding WA)

Australian Capital Territory

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ACT Heritage Library

Address: Level 1, Woden Library, Corinna Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Mailing Address:GPO Box 158, Canberra City ACT 2601
Phone: 61 2 6207 5163
Website: www.library.act.gov.au/find/history 

ACT Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Address: Level 8, 11 Moore Street, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: 61 2 6207 9784
Email: oatsia@act.gov.au
Website:   www.communityservices.act.gov.au/atsia
Guide:www.communityservices.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/394385/CSD_GSR_web.pdf

Archives ACT

Address: GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: 61 2 6207 5726
Fax: 61 2 6207 5835
Email: archives@act.gov.au
Website: www.archives.act.gov.au

Canberra and District Historical Society Inc.

Address: PO Box 315, Curtin ACT 2605
Phone: 61 2 6281 2929
Email: admin@canberrahistory.org.au
Website: www.canberrahistory.org.au 

Find and Connect Support Service ACT

Address: 15 Napier Close, Deakin ACT 2600
Phone: 61 2 6122 7100
Freecall: 1800 16 11 09
Website:   www.findandconnect.gov.au/contact/act/ 

Office of Regulatory Services – Births, Deaths and Marriages

Address: 255 Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick ACT 2609
Mailing Address: PO Box 158, Canberra City ACT 2601
Phone: 61 2 6207 3000
Email: bdm@act.gov.au
Website:  www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/18 

Post Adoption Resource Centre – Benevolent Society

Address: Level 1, 188 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021
Phone: 61 2 8262 3400
Email: parc@bensoc.asn.au
Website: www.benevolent.org.au/connect/post--adoption--support--home

New South Wales

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Adoption and Permanent Care Services Unit – Family and Community Services

Address: 4-6 Cavill Avenue, Ashfield NSW 2131
Phone: 61 2 9716 3000
Email: adoption@community.nsw.gov.au
Website: http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/parents,-carers-and-families/fostering,-guardianship-and-adoption/adoption 

Family Records Unit – Aboriginal Affairs
 

Address: Level 13, Tower B, Centennial Plaza, 300 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Freecall: 1800 019 998
Phone: 61 2 9219 0700
Fax: 61 2 9219 0790
Email: familyhistory@aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/about/family-records-unit/ 

Find and Connect Support Service New South Wales – Wattle Place 

Address: 67 High Street, Harris Park NSW 2150
Freecall: 1800 161 109 or 1800 663 844
Email: wattleplace@ransw.org.au
Website: www.findandconnect.gov.au/contact/new-south-wales/

Link-Up New South Wales Aboriginal Corporation

Address: Lot 4, 2 Central Place, Ropes Crossing NSW 2760
Mailing Address: PO Box 185, St Marys NSW 2760
Freecall: 1800 624 332
Phone: 61 2 9421 4700
Fax: 61 2 9673 4740
Email: linkup@nsw.link-up.org.au
Website: www.linkupnsw.org.au 

National Archives of Australia (Sydney) 

Address: 120 Miller Road, Chester Hill NSW 2162
Mailing Address: Locked Bag 4, Chester Hill NSW 2162
Phone: 61 2 9782 4900
Fax: 61 2 9782 4999

Noel Butlin Archives Centre
 

Address: ANU Archives, Menzies Building, 2 Fellows Road, Acton ACT 2601
Phone: 61 2 6125 2219
Email: butlin.archives@anu.edu.au
Website: www.archives.anu.edu.au/collections 

Post Adoption Resource Centre – Benevolent Society 

Address: Level 1, 188 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021
Phone: 61 2 8262 3400
Email: parc@bensoc.asn.au
Website: www.benevolent.org.au/connect/post--adoption--support--home

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (NSW)
 

Address: 35 Regent Street, Chippendale NSW 2008
Mailing Address: GPO Box 30, Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: 13 77 88
Email: bdm-familyhistory@agd.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/Pages/family-history/family-history.aspx
www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/Documents/PO-02-05-Fee-Waiver-Policy-2014-08.pdf 

State Library of New South Wales
 

Address: Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 61 2 9273 1414
Fax: 61 2 9273 1255
Email: info.koori@sl.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.sl.nsw.gov.au/services/indigenous
www.sl.nsw.gov.au/services/family_history 

State Records NSW
 

Address: 143 O’Connell Street, Kingswood NSW 2747
Mailing Address: PO Box 516, Kingswood NSW 2747
Phone: 61 2 9673 1788
Fax: 61 2 9833 4518
Email: info@records.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/resources-for/indigenous-people 

Northern Territory

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Find and Connect Support Services Northern Territory – Relationships Australia NT

Freecall: 1800 16 11 09
Email: reception@ra-nt.org.au (Darwin); receptionas@ra-nt.org.au (Alice Springs)
Website: www.findandconnect.gov.au/contact/northern-territory

Link-Up Northern Territory – Northern Territory Stolen Generations Aboriginal   Corporation (NTSGAC) 

Address: Suite A, Ground Floor, Building 3, Cascom Centre, 13-17 Scaturchio Street, Casuarina NT 0811
Mailing Address: PO Box 43372, Casuarina NT 0811
Phone: 61 8 8947 9171
Fax: 61 8 8947 9173
Website: www.ntsgac.org.au

National Archives of Australia (Darwin)
 

Address: Northern Territory Archives Centre, Kelsey Crescent, Millner NT 0810
Mailing Address: PO Box 24, Nightcliff NT 0814
Phone: 61 8 8999 6890
Fax: 61 8 8999 6905 

Northern Territory Archives Service
 

Address: Northern Territory Archives Centre, Kelsey Crescent, Millner NT 0810
Mailing Address: GPO Box 874, Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 61 8 8924 7677
Fax: 61 8 8924 7660
Email: ntac@nt.gov.au
Website: www.artsandmuseums.nt.gov.au/northern-territory-archives-service

Northern Territory Library
 

Address: Parliament House, cnr Bennett and Mitchell Streets, Darwin NT 0800
Mailing Address: GPO Box 42, Darwin NT 0801
Freecall: 1800 019 155
Phone: 61 8 8999 7177
Email: ntl.info@nt.gov.au
Website: www.artsandmuseums.nt.gov.au/northern-territory-library/family_history 

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages 

Email: agd.registrargeneral@nt.gov.au 
Website: www.bdm.nt.gov.au

Tennant Creek Office
 

Address: Tennant Creek Courthouse, Paterson Street, Tennant Creek NT 0860
Mailing Address: PO Box 84, Tennant Creek NT 0861
Phone: 61 8 8962 4377
Fax: 61 8 8962 4375

Queensland

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Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships – Community and   Personal Histories 

Address: Level 6A, Neville Bonner Building, 75 William Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Mailing Address: PO Box 15397, City East QLD 4002
Freecall: 1800 650 230
Email: enquiries@datsip.qld.gov.au
Website: www.datsip.qld.gov.au/people-communities/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-family-history

Find and Connect Support Service Queensland – Lotus Place
 

Address: 46 Cleveland Street, Stones Corner QLD 4120
Mailing Address: PO Box 3449, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Freecall: 1800 161 109
Phone: 61 7 3347 8500
Email: lotus@micahprojects.org.au
Website: www.lotusplace.org.au 

Link-Up Queensland
 

Freecall: 1800 200 855
Email: contact@link-upqld.org.au
Website: www.link-upqld.org.au
Brisbane Office
Address: 3-5 Reid Street, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
Mailing Address: PO Box 3229, South Brisbane, Queensland   QLD 4101
Phone: 61 7 3034 8444 
Cairns Office
Address: 18 Scott Street, Parramatta Park QLD 4870
Mailing Address: PO Box 298, Bungalow QLD 4870
Phone: 61 7 4041 7403 
Townsville Office
Address: Relationships Australia, 745 Riverway Drive, Thuringowa QLD 4817 or PO Box 247, Thuringowa QLD 4817
Phone: 0410 639 645
Mount Isa Office
Address: 2/52 Miles Street, Mt Isa QLD 4825
Mailing Address: PO Box 296, Mt Isa DC QLD 4825
Phone: 0417 097 322 

National Archives Australia (Brisbane) 

Address: 16 Corporate Drive, Cannon Hill QLD 4170
Mailing Address: PO Box 552, Cannon Hill QLD 4170
Phone: 61 7 3249 4200
Fax: 61 7 3249 4299

Post Adoption Resource Centre – Benevolent Society
 

Address: Level 1, 188 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021
Phone: 61 2 8262 2400
Email: parc@bensoc.asn.au
Website: www.benevolent.org.au/connect/post--adoption--support--home

Queensland State Archives
 

Address: 435 Compton Road, Runcorn QLD 4113
Mailing Address: PO Box 1397, Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109
Phone: 61 7 3131 7777
Fax: 61 7 3131 7764
Email: info@archives.qld.gov.au
Online form: www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/Runcorn/Pages/Enquiries.aspx
Website: http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/Resources/Pages/Indigenous.aspx
www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/Resources/FamilyHistory/Pages/Default.aspx 

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
 

Address: 110 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Mailing Address: PO Box 15188, City East QLD 4002
Freecall: 1300 366 430
Email: bdm-mail@justice.qld.gov.au
Website: www.qld.gov.au/law/births-deaths-marriages-and-divorces/family-history-research 

State Library of Queensland

Address: Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane QLD 4101
Mailing Address: PO Box 3488, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone: 61 7 3840 7775
Fax: 61 7 3840 9126
Website: www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/family-history
www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/atsi 

South Australia

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Adoption and Family Information Service – Department for Families and Communities
 

Address: Level 7, 108 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing Address: GPO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 61 8 8207 0060
Email: adoptions@sa.gov.au
Website:  www.families.sa.gov.au/pages/adoption

Births,   Deaths & Marriages Registration Office – Office of Consumer and Business Affairs

Address: Consumer and Business Services, Adelaide SA 5001
Mailing Address: GPO Box 1719, Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 131 882
Website:  www.cbs.sa.gov.au/wcm/births-deaths-marriages/bdm-other-topics/family-history 

Link-Up South Australia – Nunkuwarrin Yunti

Website: http://nunku.org.au/our-services/social-emotional/link-up/
Adelaide Office
Address: 182-190 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 61 8 8406 1600
Fax: 61 8 8232 0949
Elizabeth Downs Office
Address: 28-30 Brady Street, Elizabeth Downs SA 5113
Phone: 61 8 8254 5300
Fax: 61 8 8254 9182

National   Archives of Australia (Adelaide) 

Address: Adelaide Reading Room (in the State Library of South Australia building), Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing Address: GPO Box 9868, Adelaide SA 5001

Phone: 61 8 8204 8787

South Australian Museum – Family and Community History Consultant 

Phone: 61 8 8207 7500
Email: archives@samuseum.sa.gov.au
Website: www.samuseum.sa.gov.au 

State Library of South Australia
 
 

Address: Cnr of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide SA 5001
Mailing Address: PO Box 419, Adelaide SA 5001
Freecall: 1800 182 013 (South Australia only)
Phone: 61 8 8207 7250 
Fax: 61 8 8207 7307
Email: slsainfo@sa.gov.au
Website: www.slsa.sa.gov.au
www.slsa.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=657
www.guides.slsa.sa.gov.au/AboriginalFH

State Records of South Australia
 

Address: GPO Box 464, Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 61 8 8343 6820; 61 8 8343 6800
Fax: 61 8 8204 8777
Email: srsaAboriginalServices@sa.gov.au
Website: www.archives.sa.gov.au/content/aboriginal-services
www.archives.sa.gov.au/content/family-history 

Tasmania

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Find and Connect Support Services Tasmania
 

Address: 20 Clare Street, New Town TAS 7008
Freecall: 1800 161 109
Phone: 1300 364 277
Email: enquiries@reltas.com.au
Website: www.findandconnect.gov.au 

LINC Tasmania

Address: 2nd Floor, 91 Murray Street, Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 61 3 6165 5538
Online form: http://sltas.altarama.com/reft100.aspx?key=Research
Website: www.linc.tas.gov.au/archive-heritage/guides-records/Pages/Aboriginal.aspx 

National Archives of Australia (Hobart)
 

Address: 91 Murray Street, Hobart TAS 7000
Mailing Address: GPO Box 309, Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 61 3 6165 5607
Fax: 61 3 6233 7902 

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
 

Address: GPO Box 198, Hobart TAS 7001
Freecall: 1300 135 513
Phone: 61 3 6165 3457
Fax: 61 3 6233 6444
Email:  bdm@justice.tas.gov.au
Website: www.justice.tas.gov.au/bdm/family_history
http://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/ 

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
 
 

Website: www.tacinc.com.au
Hobart Office
Address: 198 Elizabeth Street, Hobart TAS 7001
Mailing Address: GPO Box 569, Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 61 3 6234 0700
Fax: 61 3 6234 0799
Email: hobart@tacinc.com.au 
Launceston Office
Address: 182 Charles Street, Launceston TAS 7250
PO Box 531, Launceston TAS 7250
Phone: 61 3 6332 3800
Fax: 61 3 6332 3899
Email:  launceston@tacinc.com.au 
Burnie Office
Address: 53 Alexander Street, Burnie TAS 7320
Mailing Address: PO Box 536, Burnie TAS 7320
Phone: 61 3 6431 3289
Fax: 61 3 6431 8363
Email: burnie@tacinc.com.au

Victoria

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Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria
 

Address: Ground floor, 595 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3001
Mailing Address: GPO Box 5220, Melbourne VIC 3001
Freecall: 1300 369 367 (General and family history inquiries)
Phone: 61 3 9613 5103 (Koori Access Team)
Email: vicbdm@justice.vic.gov.au
BDMIndigenousAccess@justice.vic.gov.au
Website:   www.bdm.vic.gov.au/home/family+history
www.bdm.vic.gov.au/home/koori+services 

Department of Human Services – Family Information Networks and Discovery
 

Address: Level 20, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Freecall: 1800 130 225
Phone: 61 3 8608 5700
Email: findduty@dhs.vic.gov.au
Website: www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-individuals/applying-for-documents-and-records/adoption-and-family-records/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-family-records 

Find and Connect Support Services Victoria – Open Place
 

Address: Suite 1, 8 Bromham Place, Richmond VIC 3121
Freecall: 1800 779 379
Phone: 61 3 9421 6162
Email: info@openplace.org.au
Website: www.openplace.org.au

Koorie Heritage Trust Family History Service
 

Address: Levels 1 and 3, The Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 61 3 8662 6329
Email:  familyhistory@koorieheritagetrust.com
Website: http://koorieheritagetrust.com.au/koorie-family-history-service/ 

Link-Up Victoria

Address: 273 High Street, Preston VIC 3072
Freecall: 1800 687 662
Phone: 61 3 9480 7377
Fax: 61 3 9484 5403
Email:  linkup@vacca.org
Websitewww.linkupvictoria.org.au 

National Archives of Australia (Melbourne)
 

Address: Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Mailing Address: PO Box 8005, Burwood Heights VIC 3151
Phone: 61 3 9348 5600
Fax: 61 3 9348 5628
Email: koorie.records@prov.vic.gov.au
Website: http://prov.vic.gov.au/community-programs/koorie-records-unit
http://prov.vic.gov.au/publications/finding-your-mob

State Library of Victoria
 

Address: 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 61 3 8664 7002
Online form: www.slv.vic.gov.au/online-inquiry-form
Website: www.slv.vic.gov.au/explore/family-history-resources 

VANISH – Victorian Adoption Network for Information and Self Help
 

Address: 1st Floor, 50 Howard Street, North   Melbourne VIC 3051
Mailing Address: PO Box 112, Carlton South VIC 3053
Freecall: 1300 826 474
Phone: 61 3 9328 8611
Fax: 61 3 9329 6527
Email: info@vanish.org.au
Website: www.vanish.org.au 

Additional resources

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Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (WAGS)
 

Address: 6/48 May Street, Bayswater, Western Australia 6053
Mailing Address: PO Box 265, Bayswater, Western Australia 6933
Phone: 61 8 9271 4311
Website:  http://membership.wags.org.au/index.php

The Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. assist members in researching the family history in Western Australia.

Ancestry (Online genealogical resource)

Phone: 61 2 8251 9555
Email: support@ancestry.com.au
Website: http://www.ancestry.com.au

A key resource for genealogical research. Databases available on the website include the Australian convict index, Australian electoral rolls, United Kingdom census records, British Army World War One pension records, United States census records and much more.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

Address: 51 Lawson Crescent, Acton ACT 2601
Mailing Address: GPO Box 553, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: 61 2 6261 4287
Freecall: 1800 352 553
Fax: 61 2 6261 4285
Email: familyhistory@aiatsis.gov.au
Website: www.aiatsis.gov.au/research/finding-your-family

The AIATSIS Family History Unit helps Aboriginal people researching their family history. The website enables you to conduct an online name search of the AITSIS collection.

Australian War Memorial (AWM)

Address: Treloar Crescent, Campbell ACT 2612
Mailing Address: GPO Box 345, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: 61 2 6243 4211
Fax: 61 2 6243 4325
Email: info@awm.gov.au
Website: www.awm.gov.au

Indigenous people have served in every military conflict that Australia has been   involved in since the Boer War. The military records held by the AWM are a rich source of information about the men and women who have served in the armed forces.

Department of Child Protection and Family Support (DCPFS)

Address: 189 Royal Street, East Perth WA 6004
PO Box 6334, East Perth WA 6892
Phone: 61 8 9325 1232
Freecall: 1800 622 258 
Fax: 61 8 9222 2776
Website: www.dcp.wa.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx

The Department for Child Protection and Family Support holds a number of personal files relating to Aboriginal people created prior to 1972.

Findmypast

Address: PO Box 101, Stanhope Gardens NSW 2768
Phone: 44 20 3326 6300 (direct to office in Britain)
Email: support@findmypast.com.au
Website: www.findmypast.com.au

A major family history e-resource with collections from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India and the United States. It includes census records, passenger lists, births, marriages and deaths, court records, wills and more. Use the drop-down box to select the country you wish to search.

JS Battye Library (State Library of WA)

Address: 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth  WA  6000
Phone: 61 8 9427 3111
Country: 1800 198 107
Fax: 61 8 9427 3256
Email: info@slwa.wa.gov.au
Website: http://slwa.wa.gov.au/
Online catalogue:  http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/;jsessionid=B767ABA339BDC5E81A33580EAD513BD2?lang=eng

The JS Battye Library of West Australian history holds key resources for Aboriginal   family history including mission records, photographs, oral history recordings and published books which can offer information on people, places and communities throughout Western Australia.

National Archives of Australia
 
 

Address: 384 Berwick Street, East Victoria Park WA 6101
Mailing Address: PO Box 1144, East Victoria Park WA 6981
Phone: 61 8 9470 7500
Email:  ref@naa.gov.au
Website: www.naa.gov.au

The National Archives of Australia holds federal government records, including many about Indigenous Australians (mostly people from Victoria and the Northern Territory). The archives has offices around Australia. Records about Western Australia are mostly held in Perth and Canberra. The Bringing Them Home name index can help you find information about Indigenous family members in National Archives records.

National Library of Australia

Address: Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: 61 2 6262 1111
Fax: 61 2 6257 1703
Ask a Librarian (online contact form):   www.nla.gov.au/askalibrarian
Website: www.nla.gov.au

The National Library collects and makes available material of national significance about Australia and Australians. It holds books, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs and oral histories that could be useful in researching your family – much of this is available online through Trove. The library has a family history collection and staff you can help you to locate material.

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
 

Address: Westralia Square, Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
PO Box 7720, Cloisters Square, Perth WA 6850
Freecall: 1300 305 021
Fax: 61 8 9264 1599
Website: www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au

The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages holds records of births, deaths and   marriages in Western Australian from 1841. You can search historical indexes online for free. The cost of BDM records varies from state to state but is normally $30 to $50 per certificate.

Society of Australian Genealogists
 

Address: ‘Richmond Villa’, 120 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 61 2 9247 3953
Fax: 61 2 9241 4872
Email: info@sag.org.au
Website: www.sag.org.au

The Society of Australian Genealogists helps people trace their family history, providing genealogy advice and running workshops and lectures.

State Records Office of WA
 

Address: Alexander Library Building, James Street Entrance, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000
Phone: 61 8 9427 3600
Fax: 61 8 9427 3638
Email:  sro@sro.wa.gov.au
Website: http://www.sro.wa.gov.au/

State Government agencies controlled the lives of Aboriginal people in Western Australia from 1905 until citizenship rights were granted in the late 1960s. The official records that document this control are of vital significance, particularly for those people who were removed from their families and resettled elsewhere in the state. Many of these records are now held by the State Records Office. Archives staff can help you with locating records of relevance to your family history.

Trove (digitised newspapers)

 

Address: National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600
Website: http://trove.nla.gov.au/
Online Contact Form:  http://librariesaustraliaref.nla.gov.au/reft100.aspx?pmi=oE2Nw3RoUg#

Trove provides text-searchable access to over 700 archived Australian newspapers from across all States and Territories dating between 1831 and 1956.
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