National Archives Western Australia office update
The National Archives is committed to a continued presence in Western Australia and is close to finalising arrangements to ensure it has appropriate accommodation in Perth for future years.
As the current leased premises in East Victoria Park are on the market, the Archives will move out in late 2018. A new storage facility has been secured in Belmont for the protection and preservation of archival records held in Perth. Records will be transferred from East Victoria Park to the Belmont repository towards the end of this year.
The present Reading Room will close on 5 October 2018. An announcement on the selected location for a new reading room and offices in the Perth CBD is expected in the near future.
The relocation of records and staff will result in service disruption for approximately 8 weeks. During this period only urgent requests will be possible until all material (some 14 km) has been shelved and entered on computer. Online material will continue to be available.