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Archives Office

About Us

Our office is the official archive for the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth, the administration of Perth Archdiocese and St Mary's Cathedral. We hold limited sacramental records from 1845 and maintain a Central Baptism Database. Catholic schools and religious orders of the Archdiocese are required to retain their own records. In Western Australia, the Dioceses of Geraldton (1898), Bunbury (1954) and Broome (1959) maintain a diocesan archive. For further detail about our records please refer to the content below.

Please see our Vision Statement, Mission and Service Charter


Contact Us

The Archives Office is open to the public by appointment from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday. Appointments can be made by emailing the office: or calling 6104 3626.

For research enquiries, please complete and submit the relevant form available below, and include as much information as possible. The form can be sent via email or post if necessary. Should require any assistance in completing the form please contact us.

Archivist:Mr Odhran O’Brien
Address:193 Harold St, Mt Lawley WA 6050, Australia
Mailing:40A Mary St, Highgate WA 6003, Australia
Phone:(08) 6104 3626


Our conservation and digitisation projects help make our collection more accessible and these projects rely on donations. Unfortunately, we are not a Deductible Gift Recipient. Therefore, we cannot issue a Deductable tax receipt. Please contact us for more information. 

  • Information Governance

    The Catholic Archdiocese of Perth (the Archdiocese) recognises that its records and information are strategic organisational assets. 

  • Research Enquiries

    The Archives Office is a private archive and access to the archives is at the discretion of the archivist on receipt of the relevant application forms which are available here.

  • Index of Registers

    Baptism Registers, Confirmation Registers, Marriage Registers, Death Registers, Marriage dispensations . . .

  • Resources to Download

    Complete the relevant form If you would like to access the collections, records or publish material from the Archives