Department of Aboriginal Affairs
Personal and Family History Applicants apply for their own records or those of their ancestors. Applicants can apply for any records relating to them held by DIA, or those relating to a specific purpose such as evidence of genealogy, dates and place of birth or a specific ancestor.
For privacy reasons, an applicant for records must be the person who has access rights to the requested information under the Policy for Access to Restricted Information Managed by the Aboriginal History Research Unit. This policy complies with the Freedom of Information Act 1992, the State Records Act 2000 and the Adoption Act 1994. Applicants cannot receive records about living family members. When applying for records about deceased family members, applicants must be the closest, or one of the closest living relatives to the person the records are about.
Consent may be given by an applicant to have their records sent to another person.
Family history application form
Consent form for a third party to receive your records
For further information contact the Aboriginal History Research Unit:
Department of Indigenous Affairs
151 Royal Street
EAST PERTH WA 6004
PO Box 3153
EAST PERTH WA 6892
Telephone: 1300 651 077
Fax: (08) 6551 8088