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Cockman House

Discover this heritage gem and the people that live here, in the oldest remaining house in the Wanneroo area.

  • Museums:Local History
  • Open Days/times:2PM - 5PM

Details

  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Sunday

Description

Cockman House provides a unique opportunity for teachers and students to encounter what life was like in the past and learn about the families that lived here over a 130 year period.

Completed in 1860, this family home of three generations is a rare historic place of continuous residence by descendants of the original building. It presents a pioneer story that began with James and Mary Ann Cockman at the beginning of the Swan River Colony and progresses alongside the development of the Wanneroo district.

OPEN: Every Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm Closed all of February
Entry by donation

School Groups welcome Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.
Bookings required. For more information:
Phone: (08) 9405 5906
Email: [email protected]

Connor's Mill

Connor's Mill on Toodyay's main street is open seven days a week, with displays of working milling machinery and agricultural history.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History
  • Open Days/times:10AM - 3.30PM

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday

Description

Connor's Mill is accessed through the Toodyay Visitors Centre next door.

There are three floors to explore, with the top two being accessible by stairs. Interpretations tell of the use of the building first as a flour mill, then as a power house and lastly as a tourist information centre.

On the ground floor is the 1940s era Brotherhood steam engine that once generated power for the local Industrial Extracts factory, which extracted tannin from timber. Today the engine is powered by an electrical motor, and cut-out sections display the moving pistons inside.

The Brotherhood engine is connected by a series of pulleys operating the historic milling machinery on the floor above.

On the top floor more milling equipment is on display, along with artefacts and information about other historical agricultural activities from the area, including pastoralism, honey, viticulture, timber and Ballardong Noongar practises.

Dead Finish Museum

Operated by the Beverley Historical Society, this museum will give you a fascinating insight into the early days of settlement in Beverley and has a lovely garden featuring sandalwood.

  • Museums:Local History
  • Open Days/times:MAR - NOV

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday

Description

The Beverley Historical Society was formed by volunteers in 1977 to foster the safe keeping and promotion of Beverley`s Heritage. The society operates from the Dead Finish Museum in Hunt Road Beverley.
As the oldest building in Beverley, the “Wheatsheaf Inn” was built by Alfred Smith in 1872.
It now houses a very fine collection of artifacts depicting life in Beverley since settlement in 1831.
Our current major display is the “REMEMBERING THEM EXHIBITION” – a wonderful centenary tribute to all those Beverley people who served or helped with the World War I effort.

Open Sundays, between March and November or by arrangement with the committee. Please contact Joy 0427 411 881, Maree (08) 9646 1149 or Delys (08) 9646 1075. For all other enquiries email [email protected].

The Historical Society is always looking for new volunteers to assist them in their efforts.

Fire and Emergency Education and Heritage Centre

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) Education and Heritage Centre is located in the original Perth Central Fire Station.

  • Museums:Local History,Other
  • Open Days/times:10AM - 3PM

Details

  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Free
  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

Description

Now refurbished, the old station characterises both past and present emergency services’ through displays dedicated to the history of Western Australian (WA) fire services and a natural hazards and disasters education gallery.

Fremantle Prison

Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration for 136 years before being decommissioned in 1991.

  • Museums:Local History
  • Open Days/times:9AM - 5PM

Details

  • Facilities:Cafe,Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Fremantle Prison was built as a convict barracks in the 19th century and remained in continual use until 1991. The Prison was a place of hangings, floggings, dramatic convict escapes and prisoner riots. Inmates included imperial convicts, colonial prisoners, enemy aliens, prisoners of war and maximum-security detainees.

Visitors can step inside and do time with Fremantle Prison’s experienced guides on a range of fascinating tours. Prison Day Tours highlight convict and prison life, daring escapes and colourful characters in tales laced with prison humour. Visitors with a spirit for adventure can descend 20 meters below the Prison to explore a one kilometre labyrinth of tunnels by foot and by boat on an underground Tunnels Tour or delve into the darker side of the Prison's history at night on a spooky Torchlight Tour.

Bookings are essential for Tunnels Tours and Torchlight Tours.

Goomalling Schoolhouse Museum

  • (08) 9629 1185

Visit the Goomalling Schoolhouse Museum for a glimpse of local history.

  • Open Days/times:First Saturday of the month, and by appointment.
  • Museums:Local History
  • Historical Sites:Buildings

Details

Description

There is a display of old machinery, a rare windmill, plus a school room and adjacent school master’s residence restored to reflect the 1900-1940 era.

The museum was officially opened in 1978 and is located on Throssell Street next to the swimming pool, and consists of:

  • The 1906 headmasters’ house consists of rooms decorated in the style of the era with an external laundry room. It also houses the Roads Board conference table and chairs, and framed photographs of many of the Roads Board members.
  • The re-sited Konnogorring one-teacher school, which operated between 1925 and 1973/74, has been restored and furnished to typify the local and isolated schools which were scattered throughout country districts. The school museum mural, completed in 2008 by Roy Smith, was designed and painted to give some insight into school days during the time of one teacher schools.
  • The shed features old and rare machinery and equipment from the area such as a clover harvester, rabbit eradication paraphernalia, blacksmithing equipment and one of the best windmill head collections in the Wheatbelt.
  • A transportable room was added in 2013 to house the telecommunication and various other collections.
  • A 1950’s Austin school bus and a century old wooden wagon, used for carting wheat locally, are also part of the collection housed within the museum precinct.
     

Guildford Museum

Houses the Courthouse and Old Gaol Museum. Specialises in the history of the colonial settlement of Guildford and the Swan Valley.

  • Museums:Local History
  • Open Days/times:10AM - 2PM

Details

  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Jarrahdale Heritage Society Inc

Jarrahdale is one of WA's oldest settlements, set in the Darling Range and surrounded by Jarrah forest. It's only an hour south of Perth and thirty minutes from Armadale or Rockingham

  • Museums:Local History
  • Historical Sites:Buildings

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

In the Jarrahdale museum there are local artefacts, family history, photographs, oral history recordings, DVDs, books and other items that will remind you of our past. Let the children try out our morse code equipment, draw on the blackboard and search for the secretive mice.

Built in 1896, the Old Post Office was the centre of activity for a growing community. Some 20 years after the timber industry began, there were many families living in the town, on nearby farms and orchards and they were anxious for news from their loved ones back home. In an era long before the advent of internet and mobile phones, they could communicate only by letter or telegram. The Post Office was critical to the town’s survival.

The timber industry gradually declined, bauxite mining arrived and the two industries co-existed for several decades. New facilities were built in the town and the old Post Office fell into disuse. In the early 1990s, local residents fought to save the building and so, Jarrahdale Heritage Society was formed. With support from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and local businesses, it was restored to its former glory. In 1997, Jarrahdale was classified as an Historic Town.

The Old Post Office is now home to the Jarrahdale museum and, some people believe they can feel the ghostly presence of an early postmistress still residing there!!

Kalamunda History Village and Stirk Cottage

The Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society manages the largest local museum in Western Australia, depicting the unique hills life and industries centred around the development of Kalamunda.

  • Museums:Local History

Details

Description

The Kalamunda History Village and Stirk Cottage are situated in pleasant surroundings close to the centre of the Kalamunda town site.

Mandurah Community Museum

Museum features photographs, objects and information which reflect the progression of Mandurah from pre-settlement through its development as a quiet holiday town into the thriving city we know today

  • Museums:Local History

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access

Description

Background
In 1986 the Historical Society established the Museum in Dalrymple's Schoolroom. They managed and maintained it until the City of Mandurah took over in 2001. Advice on issues relating to the management of the Mandurah Community Museum and its programs is presented to Council by the Museum Advisory Committee.

Staffing
The Museum's daily operations are overseen by the Museum Development Officer supported by a team of dedicated and indispensable volunteers. A part-time Museum Education Officer is employed to develop programs and resources reflecting the museum's collection.
 

Mt Flora Regional Museum

Visit Mt Flora Regional Museum and discover the rich and diverse history of the City of Stirling. Explore the history through photographs, displays, artefacts and stories. It is worth a visit to Mount Flora Regional Museum for the view alone!

  • Museums:Local History

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday

Description

Attractions
The exhibits at the Mt Flora Regional Museum offer a look into region’s past through photographs and artefacts.

Permanent exhibitions include:
Shipwrecks
Whaling
Early days of school.
The mezzanine floor focuses on social history, where visitors can look through ‘windows in the past’ and see what typical rooms were like in the early days. For example, one exhibit is a 1940s kitchen showing utensils at the time, such as a wood stove, and a dining room set for a family dinner.

Go up the stairs to the panoramic lookout and you get one of the best views in the northern suburbs. In 1942 the Defence Forces also utilised the building as an observation post, and you can still see the fantastic view today.

A mural by Anne-Maree Pelusey is painted on the walls of the lookout and features about 300 local fish.

Outside the museum, there is a large grassy park with a children’s playground and picnic area.


About the museum
The Mt Flora Regional Museum is housed in a 1936 water tank originally built for North Beach residents. After being phased out of service in the 1970s, the City of Stirling and the North Suburban Historical Society developed the facility into a museum.


Visiting the Museum
Location
Mount Flora Regional Museum
Elvire Street, Watermans Bay

Wheelchair and general disabled access is available from the car park to the ground floor and the park area. Off street parking is also available.

Opening hours
Sundays, 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Open other times by appointment.


Museum tours
Our museum curator hosts guided tours where he relates local stories and informs visitors about the historical background of the museum site and building.

Community and school groups are encouraged to visit.

Please call to book a tour. 

Mundaring & Hills Historic Society District Museum

The Mundaring and Hills Historical Society (MHHS) was formed in 1989 to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Shire of Mundaring.

  • Historical Sites:Buildings
  • Museums:Local History

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

MHHS have operated the Mundaring District Museum since 1997 in the old Mundaring School building, which houses a permanent display about people, places and events of historical interest in the Shire.  MHHS is able to assist schools and other groups in the organization of community-based historical events, compiling local history information and guest speakers.

Murray Districts Historical Society

A not for profit organisation served by hard working volunteers, we collect, record, preserve, promote and share the history of the Murray District.

  • Historical Sites:Buildings
  • Museums:Local History

Details

  • Facilities:Free
  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The Murray Districts Historical Society is situated in the historic town of Pinjarra, 80 Km. south of Perth Western Australia. A not for profit organisation served by hard working volunteers, we collect, record, preserve, promote and share the history of the Murray District.
 
Our collection is constantly growing and includes many photos and documents from Pinjarra's social, commercial and agricultural past.  Its aim is to retain a community identity by preserving local heritage.
 
Located in The Old Schoolmaster's House, Henry Street, Edenvale Precinct

Museum of Performing Arts

The Museum of Performing Arts houses more than 40,000 catalogued items of theatre memorabilia collected by the theatre's historian. Items such as glamorous costumes, photographs, press clippings, scripts, scores and other historic pieces are publicly exhibited at the Museum, DownStairs at the Maj, with a new exhibition to view every six to eight weeks. The oldest item in the Museum collection dates back to 1854 - a beautiful silk programme from a Perth performance of amateur theatricals.

  • Museums:Local History,Other
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 10AM - 4PM

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Monday,Tuesday

Description

HISTORY AND TOURS OF THE MUSEUM OF PERFORMING ARTS

Throughout its colourful and exciting history, His Majesty's Theatre has hosted a myriad of performance genres - from ballet to contemporary dance, opera to musical theatre, vaudeville to stand-up comedy, Shakespearean drama to pantomime and more.

Performers who have graced the stage at 'The Maj' include: Dame Nellie Melba, Anna Pavlova, Gladys Moncrieff, Dame Margot Fonteyn and Sir Robert Helpmann, as well as Academy Award winners Katharine Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, Sir John Gielgud, Claudette Colbert, Rex Harrison and Geoffrey Rush.


These performers, and thousands more who have performed at His Majesty's Theatre since 1904, have all contributed to the cultural and social livelihood of Western Australia. In a fitting celebration of this, in February 2001, His Majesty's Theatre opened the Museum of Performing Arts.

The Museum of Performing Arts is curated by Theatre Historian Ivan King and Friends of His Majesty's Theatre are only too happy to assist with enquiries.

Read the biography of Theatre Historian Ivan King.

The Museum of Performing Arts houses more than 40,000 catalogued items of theatre memorabilia collected by the theatre's historian. Items such as glamorous costumes, photographs, press clippings, scripts, scores and other historic pieces are publicly exhibited at the Museum, DownStairs at the Maj, with a new exhibition to view every six to eight weeks. The oldest item in the Museum collection dates back to 1854 - a beautiful silk programme from a Perth performance of amateur theatricals.

Find out about our various theatre tours including: Grand Historical, Behind the Scenes, School Education and Technical.

To access the extensive collection of archival production photographs, visit the Museum of Performing Arts website at www.mopa.com.au 

Museum Of Perth

The Museum of Perth chronicles the social, cultural, political and architectural history of Perth.

  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm
  • Museums:Local History

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

Our exhibition gallery serves as a meeting place of ideas and stories, a retail space, micro-cinema and a cultural hub in a part of our city that is in flux. 

The Museum is an initiative of the Perth History Association Inc, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2015; We are seeking volunteers and financial supporters to help us along the way, so please get in touch if you would like to help. 

 

New Museum

Opening 2020

  • Open Days/times:Opening 2020
  • Museums:Local History,Natural History,State Museums

Details

Description

The New Museum for Western Australia is one of the most significant museum redevelopments in the world today, and one of which all Western Australians should be incredibly proud.

Developed in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre, it will share the stories of our people and place, acting as a gateway to explore all of Western Australia. It will reflect the extraordinary history, distinctiveness, creativity and diversity of our State and region.

Over the course of the project, and long after the doors have opened in 2020, the people of WA will be invited to contribute to the way we present the stories of our past, present and future. We will encourage dialogue, debate and the sharing of multiple perspectives to identify the stories and experiences that are important to our State.

We have an unprecedented opportunity to create a museum that is both reflective and worthy of WA. Our ambition is to be an excellent and vibrant Museum, valued and used by all Western Australians and admired by the world.

New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery

New Norcia is Australia’s only monastic town and has a unique heritage. Founded in 1847 by Spanish Benedictine Monks, the town has had many purposes; a mission, a monastery, a provider of education and now as a place of spiritual retreat.

  • Historical Sites:Buildings
  • Museums:Local History

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Over a series of interconnecting galleries, a mixture of significant artworks, furniture, objects and personal effects tell the surprising, complex story of Australia’s only monastic town. Founded in 1847 by Spanish monks the site has been a large, imaginative mission for Aboriginal peoples, the centre of a vast pastoral enterprise, a place of education for both Indigenous and European children and a site of distinctly Mediterranean culture and devotion.

The complex also houses two special permanent exhibitions. Life at St Joseph’s tells the insider story of Aboriginal girls and Benedictine Sisters who were the building’s first residents. The Gardner Roomfeatures the collection of Charles Austin Gardner, the pioneer West Australian botanist and early advocate for the state’s national parks.

No 1 Pump Station Mundaring

The No 1 Pump Station Mundaring stands at the foot of Mundaring Weir and provides an opportunity to explore one of Australia’s most significant industrial heritage sites. The pump station was opened in 1903 to transfer water from the Perth hills to the goldfields of Western Australia, a distance of 560 kilometres.

  • Museums:Local History,Other
  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 12PM - 4PM

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday

Description

With its’ specially developed ‘interpretation machine’ and a number of informative plaques on display to explain the history and vision of the site, you will be amazed at the stories and controversy surrounding its development.

The building and its 41.5 metre chimney is a fascinating display of late 19th Century architecture, and if you have a passion for historic machines, you will be struck by the genius of a technology that has seen ninety million litres of water pumped daily uninterrupted. You can see three of the original Babcock and Wilcox boilers, the Green’s Economiser and one of the original Worthington triple expansion steam engines.

The No 1 Pump Station is the starting point for The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail, which offers a range of walk and cycle trails around the weir.

Mundaring Weir is located a short one hour drive from Perth via Kalamunda or Midland. 

Old Court House Law Museum

The Old Court House Law Museum is unique to Australia and one of a very small number of law museums worldwide. It is housed in the City of Perth's oldest building, constructed in 1836.

  • Museums:Local History,Other
  • Open Days/times:Tue - Fri 10AM - 4PM

Details

  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Facilities:Free

Description

The museum's objective is to promote understanding of the law, legal issues and the legal profession in Western Australia’s community and to preserve the history of the law and the legal profession in this state. The museum is a community service managed by the Law Society of Western Australia and is sponsored by the Public Purposes Trust and the Department of the Attorney General.

Early Days
The Old Court House is Perth’s oldest remaining public building and was the most prominent building in the early days of the Swan River Colony. For the first six years of the Colony, court was held in the Anglican Church of St James: a small building with rush walls and thatched roof.

In 1836 Governor Stirling called for tenders for the construction of a new court and accepted the lowest bid of £698. The building was designed by the Colony’s Civil Engineer, Henry William Reveley. When it opened in 1837 it also served as a church for all denominations and a schoolroom.

Concert Hall
The Old Court House was important in the early musical life of the colonists and was the scene of the first public concert. In 1846, Dom Salvado, a Spanish Benedictine Monk, gave a piano recital in the courtroom to raise funds to develop a mission. Salvado walked more than 100 kilometres to Perth from near New Norcia and gave a Bellini recital to a packed audience in the ragged clothes he arrived in.


Trial of John Gaven
The trial of John Gaven, the first European executed in the Colony, took place in the Old Court House in 1844. Gaven, a petty thief, was 15 years old when he was transported from Parkhurst Prison on the Isle of Wight and apprenticed to the Pollard family in the South West. Within a few months of his arrival, he was accused of the murder of 18 year old George Pollard. He was found guilty in the Old Court House and was hanged three days later outside the Roundhouse in Fremantle on Easter Saturday.


Convicts
In February 1849 a meeting of State importance was held in the Old Court House. In response to a labour shortage, farmers and merchants called a meeting at which a motion was passed in favour of a full penal colony. The following year convicts began to arrive.


Representative Government
The Old Court House was the venue for a public meeting to demand Representative Government. The demands were unsuccessful until 1870.

Arbitration Court
From 1905 to 1964 the State Industrial Arbitration Court proceedings were held in the Old Court House.

Law Society of Western Australia
From 1965 -1987 the Old Court House served as the office of the Law Society of Western Australia.

In 1987 the building was refurbished and opened to the public as the Francis Burt Law Education Centre and Museum - one of the few law museums worldwide.

In 1992 the Court House was listed by the National Trust as a Heritage Site.  

Today the Old Court House Law Museum houses exhibition galleries and court room.  It is  home to the Francis Burt Law Education Programme.

 

 

Peninsula Farm

  • (08) 9272 2630

Located on the banks of the Swan River off Johnson Road, Maylands, is one of the first farms in the colony and the earliest metro residence still standing.

  • Open Days/times:Friday to Sunday 12.30 pm to 4 pm
  • Museums:Farming,Local History
  • Historical Sites:Farmhouses

Details

Description

As the site of one of the first farms in the colony and the earliest residence still standing in the metropolitan area, Peninsula Farm offers a unique opportunity to explore the first years of European settlement in Western Australia.

Railway Museum Bassendean

The Railway Museum at Bassendean, Perth Western Australia is Western Australia's premier museum devoted to railway history. The collection is highly significant as it is the only such one in Western Australia that aims to tell the story of all railways across the state. Other collections focus on one aspect or a region.

  • Museums:Local History,Motoring
  • Open Days/times:Wed 1PM - 4PM, Sun 1PM - 5PM

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Sunday

Description

The majority of the collection is from the Western Australian Government Railways. There are also items representative of the extensive timber lines and gold mines that operated in the state as well as the private lines such as the Midland Railway Company.

The collection spans the whole spectrum of railway history. From Katie which was placed in service in 1881 when the Fremantle to Guildford Railway was built through to more modern diesel locomotives. Therefore whether you are interested is the heavy freight V class steam locomotives or the tiny 20 inch gauge mine locomotive 'Freudie' there is something to interest you at the museum. Four different railway gauges are exhibited. Live steam is a feature of the annual RailFest day - usually in October.

Various passenger carriages and freight wagons that formed an integral part of the railway scene can also be appreciated. A number of these date back to the 19th century. The 1947 "Australind" buffet car is loved by children when hired for their own private birthday party.

The exhibition building houses an extensive collection of railway artefacts and photographs telling the story of railways in Western Australia.

If arriving by train use the Ashfield Railway Station on the Midland line.

OPEN TIMES

Sundays : 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Wednesdays : 1.00pm - 4.00pm
School and group visits: Wednesday mornings (in addition to above times)
To arrange group bookings please contact:
ADMISSION

Adults $9.00, Concessions $7.00 and Children $4.00 (4 - 14 years).
(Children under 4 yrs free). 

Rockingham Museum

Step into the past and learn about Rockingham's early history.

  • Museums:Local History
  • Open Days/times:1PM - 4PM

Details

  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Large library of old newspapers, birth, marriage and death certificates, books and manuscripts.

Rottnest Island Museum

For only a gold coin donation you can learn all about Rottnest Island, it's past, present and even future plans. It's a must do on anyones trip to the beautiful Rottnest Island!

  • Museums:Natural History,Local History
  • Historical Sites:Buildings
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

Details

  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

Housed in the original old mill and haystore, it was built by Aboriginal prisoners in 1857. The museum provides fascinating insights and comprehensive information about the Island including history, marine wrecks, European settlement, Aboriginal prisoners, communication and recreations.

Entry is by a gold coin donation. 

Rottnest Museum

Built with Aboriginal labour in 1857 by Henry Vincent, this building was originally a hayshed and granary.

  • Historical Sites:Buildings
  • Museums:Aboriginal,Local History,Natural History

Details

  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday

Description

Today the museum displays provide a comprehensive coverage of the main themes on the island; natural history, marine wrecks, European settlement, Aboriginal prisoners, communications and recreation. It also houses a wealth of historical photographs to view.

Royal Perth Hospital Museum

Royal Perth We have hosted many significant medical breakthroughs, and have an enviable global reputation that includes Nobel Prize-winning discoveries . Western Australia’s longest-serving hospital.

  • Museums:Local History,Other
  • Open Days/times:Wed & Thu 9AM - 2PM

Details

  • Facilities:Free
  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday

Description

Established in 1829 Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is Western Australia’s longest-serving hospital and renowned for contributing to innovation and excellence in medical research and patient care. We have one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Australia and the second biggest trauma workload in the country.
 
As a premier teaching hospital, RPH has a number of joint appointments with the universities and built a global reputation in research and innovation. We have hosted many significant medical breakthroughs, and have an enviable global reputation that includes Nobel Prize-winning discoveries.
 
Our dedicated team of health care professionals and patient support staff provide exceptional care and are committed to provide safe, high-quality and efficient services to our patients. Together with our 500 volunteers, we provide Western Australians with a supportive and compassionate service.
 
RPH is a 450-bed hospital, continuing to provide an extensive range of services including:
 
adult major trauma
complex and elective surgery
highly specialised surgical services
tertiary mental health
specialist medical services
a range of same-day clinical support services.
Royal Perth Hospital respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional owners, the Wadjuk people. It is a privilege to be working on Wadjuk country. We also acknowledge the contributions and collaboration of Aboriginal Australians and non-Aboriginal Australians towards the health and wellbeing of all people in this country, we all live and share together – Australia.
 
RPH is part of the East Metropolitan Health Service, one of the fastest growing health services in Western Australia.

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