The State Records Office of Western Australia holds numerous registers of burials and other documentation relating to cemeteries in Western Australia.

Search the State Records Collection for 'burial' or 'cemetery' to reveal the range of material held.

See also the following guide:

Births, Deaths and Marriages Family History Kit


Australian Cemeteries - Western Australia

Australian Cemeteries Index - WA

Midwest Death Register (a record of Midwest Burial, Cremations and Memorials since 1890)

How to access Western Australian cemetery and burial records online and in the Library.

Current cemeteries and crematoria

Details of current cemeteries, crematoria and memorial gardens in Western Australia can be located in several ways. These include:

NB: Not all local governments or councils use the same navigation method or have the means to provide an online searching facility but their websites are always worth a look if their area of jurisdiction is where your burials of interest are located.

Perth cemeteries and crematoria

The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board maintains six cemetery and memorial garden sites around Perth. A Search facility is provided covering all seven locations.

In the Library

Within the Library's Newspapers and Family History zone you may access the following items on microfiche: 

Ken Stewart's burials in the Mid-West of Western Australia, 1851-1896
An index of all the known burials in the cemeteries, pastoral stations and any other location - sited between the Irwin River and the Murchison River dating from the first settlers in 1851 until 1896
Call number mc N 1290

Western Australian Cemeteries Index
Volumes 1 - 11, see guide book at RX mc N 390 on stand near Open Access drawers.
Call number mc N 390

Western Australian Cemetery Transcriptions
Volume 1 Pages 1-90, includes index
Volume 2, Pages 1-40, includes index
Call number mc N 1203

Burial and Cremation index
Call number mc N 969

St. George's Cathedral (Anglican) Burial Registers 1854-1916
Call number mc N 1600

Perth, East
East Perth cemeteries burials 1896-1916
Call number mc N 1599


Almost all Perth burials between 1829 through 1899 took place at East Perth Cemeteries. You can search a free index of East Perth Cemeteries burials on their website:

Western Australian burial location index

Coate, Yvonne E. & Coate, Kevin H. & Western Australian Genealogical Society.  1996,  Western Australian burial location index / Yvonne & Kevin Coate  Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater, W.A.

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