Research Links & Contacts

In addition to the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board name search there are a number of excellent resources that may assist with Western Australian genealogy research.

State Library of Western Australia

Family History Guides

State Records Office of Western Australia

Family History Research and Archives

Registrar General’s Office

Telephone: (08) 9264 1555

Office of Australian War Graves


Australian War Memorial

Search for a Person

Search Honours and Awards

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Find War Dead

National Archives of Australia

Service Records

East Perth Cemetery

National Trust of Western Australia

East Perth Cemeteries

Telephone: (08) 9321 6088

Albany Cemetery Board


Telephone: (08) 9844 7766

Bunbury Cemetery Board

Telephone: (08) 9721 3191

Geraldton Cemetery

Telephone: (08) 9921 2707

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Cemetery Board

Telephone: (08) 9091 1693

Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.

Telephone: (08) 9271 4311

Other WA Cemeteries

WA cemeteries are generally administered by the Local Shire. The website of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has links and contact details.

In addition, cemeteries which belong to the Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of WA (CCAWA) can be found on the CCAWA website.

Burials Outside Proclaimed Cemeteries

Detailed information and policy about burials on land outside of proclaimed cemeteries is available on the Department of Local Government website’s Cemeteries + Burials page.