FHWA Institutional Members

Institutional membership of FamilyHistoryWA is open to any organisation, or other body interested in the objects of the society. Institutional Members are represented in the Society by a nominee who is entitled to the same privileges as an Ordinary Member except they cannot move or second motions, vote or hold office.

The Albany History Collection (AHC) was established in the 1980s to collect historical information on Albany and the surrounding regions and has since become one of Western Australia's leading local history collections.

Explore the Albany History Collection.


The Army Museum of Western Australia is a regional museum of the Australian Army History Unit (AAHU) network of museums throughout Austalia managed by Army reservists and assisted by volunteers.

FHWA is partnering with the museum to digitised a large collection of records for the West Australian Digital Military Library.

Explore the Army Museum of WA here.

A valuable repository about the development, society and culture of the Bassendean, Ashfield and Eden Hill communities, in which historical and current materials relating to the geographical, sociological, educational, cultural, economic and political aspects of the area are collected.

Explore the the Bassendean Local Studies Collection here.

Discover the stories of the many people who lived, worked and played in the City of Belmont which includes the sububs of  Redcliffe, Ascot, Belmont, Cloverdale, Kewdale and Rivervale. Over the years, boundaries and place names have changed, and entire communities have emerged, flourished, and faded away again.

Experience the past, share memories and immerse yourself in Belmont’s history.

Explore the Belmont City Museum here.

Birtwistle Local Studies Library is a comprehensive source of information and photographs relating to the history of the Armadale district. The library is named after eminent journalist Ivor Treharne Birtwistle (1892 – 1976), editor of The Western Mail newspaper and founding member of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society.

Explore the Birwistle Local Studies Library here.

The Broome Public Library holds a range of special collections, including:  

        Oral history collection.

        Broome Local Studies (history, natural history, culture etc).
        Family history resources.

Explore the Broome Public Library here

Carnamah is a town and farming community 300 kilometres north of Perth in the Mid West region of Western Australia. The Carnamah Historical Society was formed  in 1983 to collect, record, preserve and promote local history.

Explore the Carnamah Historical Soceity here.

Fremantle History Centre is a source of historical information on Fremantle and East Fremantle. The collection includes biographical files, newspapers, council minutes and agendas, publications and maps and plans.

Explore the Fremantle Local History Collection here.

The Inglewood Libray is one of the six libraries located in the City of Stirling. It has a large collection of information about the district, including photographs.

Explore the History and Heritage collection.

For information about the Inglewood Library see here.

THe Jewish Hsitorical Genealogical Society offers the following:

  • Meet others with similar interests
  • Receive guidance with family history research
  • Trace your family’s history
  • Use our comprehensive Library
  • Share your knowledge of genealogy research
  • Learn about Jewish communities in Australia
  • Learn about the history of Western Australia
  • Discover family connections
  • Participate in a growing area of interest

Explore the Jewish Historical and Genealogical Society of Western Australia

The joondalup Library has an extensive collection of local resources about the early settlement of the City of Joondalup and Wanneroo areas.

Explore the Joondalup Library Local History Collection

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s History and Heritage Unit is home to local history archives and houses a wide collection of council documents, historical books and videos, microfiche index of births, deaths and marriages since 1841, microfiche Pioneers index, Legislative Assembly role since 1904 and various Goldfields’ Newspapers since 1895 on microfilm.

Explore the Kalgoorlie-Boulder City Collections

Nedlands Library Local Studies is dedicated to collecting and preserving the history and culture of the City of Nedlands. The collection spans Aboriginal heritage through to current events.

Explore the Nedlands Local Studies Library Collection


Relationships Australia advocates and promotes the importance of respectful relationships with respect to positive individual mental health outcomes and general community outcomes.

Explore the resources of Relationships Australia

Tuart Place is the West Australian resource service for adults who were in any type of out-of-home care during childhood, including foster care and children’s Homes. Our governing body is Forgotten Australians Coming Together Inc. (FACT)

Explore Tuart Place resources.

The Town of Victoria Park local history collection is housed at the Victoria Park Library and was established to preserve the rich history of the Town for future generations.

The library provides residents and visitors with access to archival materials, publications and resources, such as the local history timeline, and living memories, access to Ancestry.com Library Edition on the library's public access computers, the Town's official history book Beyond Matta Gerup: A history of Victoria Park, which can be purchased from the library, as well as links to useful history and genealogy websites.The library also runs programs and events related to local history and genealogy, such as a family history group, Local History Awards and Town Faithful celebration (formerly known as Early Settlers).

Explore the Town of Victoria Park Library


For all you history buffs who yearn to be transported to yesteryear, come in and explore our community’s rich past at the Local History Centre within the Vincent Library.

You can also look up your family’s ancestry and research the history of your house, right back to past owners.Dedicated to preserving, documenting and celebrating the history of the suburbs and characters of Vincent, the Centre is a treasure trove filled with nostalgic finds.

Explore the Vincent Local History collection

The Wanneroo Regional Museum gives a voice to communities that make up Wanneroo's history. Travel through time and explore a range of exhibitis, audiovisuals and interactive displays.

Explore the Wanneroo Regional Museum

Responsible for planning and managing land and heritage for all Western Australians. Planning for our future, respecting our past, creating opportunities for today

Explore the WA Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

Based in the historical location of the Sandalwood Yards complex on Ford Street in York. The York Society is are passionate and dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of York. Their volunteers can assist you with your research and family history questions at our research and archives centre.

Explore the York Research and Archival Centre