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University Archives

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Explore UWA’s archival holdings

If you are interested in exploring UWA’s archival holdings contact University Archives.


Our Archives reference enquiry form is easy to use if you would like to make online queries.

University Archives act as the custodian of the records of the University that have been identified as having permanent value.

It is the responsibility of the University Archives to facilitate the identification of archival records through the provision of advice and training and to ensure the preservation of these valuable records.

Most importantly, the University Archives facilitates public research through a reference service and administers public access to archives in accordance with the State Records Act, 2000.

Disposal authorities

Disposal Authorities are legal documents that are used to lawfully 'dispose' of inactive records. For information on what disposal authorities are and how to use them, consult Using a records disposal authority and What is a disposal authority?

Staff are reminded that under the State Records Act 2000, University records, regardless of format, may not be destroyed without reference to the following current disposal authorities:

These authorities are maintained and updated by the State Records Office of Western Australia.

Contact Records Management Services or the University Archives for more information relating to the application of these Disposal Authorities at UWA.