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