STATE RECORDS OFFICE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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 their following guide:

Births, Deaths and Marriages

OTHER WEB RESOURCES

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:

  • Search of municipality, shire or town council websites eg: A search for 'shire' and 'kalgoorlie' in Google reveals the entry for City of Kalgoorlie - Boulder. A browse of the City of Kalgoorlie - Boulder website reveals NO obvious listing for cemeteries nor does a search of the council's website provide any further information than the name of a councillor who sits on the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Cemetery Board and the contact phone number for the Board.
  • Alternatively you can locate an up-to-date list and links to WA Council Websites via the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) website.

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 six locations.

In the Library

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 betwen the Irwin River and the Murchison River dating from the first settlers in 1851 until 1896
Microfiche Compartment 27; 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.
Microfiche compartment 27; Call number mc N 390

Western Australian Cemetery Transcriptions
Volume 1 Pages 1-90, includes index
Volume 2, Pages 1-40, includes index
Microfiche compartment 27; Call number mc N 1203

Karrakatta
Burial and Cremation index
Microfiche compartment 27; Call number mc N 969

Perth
St. George's Cathedral (Anglican) Burial Registers 1854-1916
Microfiche compartment 27; Call number mc N 1600

Perth, East
East Perth cemeteries burials 1896-1916
Microfiche Compartment 27; Call number mc N 1599

  Family history and genealogy

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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: https://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/

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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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