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York Society Research and Archival Centre

York Society Research and Archival Centre

The York  Society Research and Archival Centre is the hub of local history research in York. Our extensive collection of documents contains a wealth of research material on the many aspects of York's history. However if we haven't got what you're looking for then it's more than likely that we can tell you where you might be likely to find it. Did your ancestors live in York? We can provide information about where they may have lived, what they might have done and where they may have gone. Separate rooms are available for private research or our experienced volunteers will carry out research for a small fee.

Fees and Charges


 Initial Consultation to determine needs of the client - $25

This will allow for an initial one and a half hours of research.

Research will then be $25 per hour and/or by negotiation for extended research.

Members will be charged $20 for the same services.

To use the search engines at the Archives, clients must be Members of the York Society (Inc) and be able to work independently.

Corporate  Fees: $35 per hour.


Archive Membership Year: 1st January to 31st December

Fee for Full year: $38.50 (inc.GST)

Fee for Half Year (July-December) $25.00 (inc. GST)


Archive Membership fee provides the following entitlements:

  • Use of the facilities and equipment with minimum staff contact for the period of membership.
  • First hour of research conducted by volunteer staff.
  • Membership of The York Society Inc.

Other Categories:

a. Related Societies: no charge.

b. Not-for-Profit ( NFP) organisations.

Fee structure as for individuals.

c. For Commercial bodies: $35.00 per hour (inc.GST)

Estimate to be quoted prior to commencement of work.


Date of Schedule: 27th November, 2014

Our Resources:
* Books and Journals
* A Database of Births, Deaths and Marriages
* Cemetery Records
* Historical Maps and Plans of York and Districts
* Settlers Journals and Diaries
* Historical Newspapers: Eastern Districts Chronicle, York Leader, The York Chronicle 

The York Society Research and Archival Centre is located in the Sandalwood Yards complex at the corner of Avon Tce and Ford St, York, facing the York Police Station.

Hours: Wednesdays, 10am-2pm

Note: The York Society Research and Archival Centre will be closed for the Christmas Break from

 Wednesday 17 December 2014 reopening on Wednesday 4 February 2015

or telephone (08)9641 1765 during the above times, or leave a mess

Mailing address:  PO Box 143 York.

For more information regarding York history, see also:

The website of the Library and Information Service of WA for holdings of publications dealing with York history:

The website of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society for listings of other historical societies:

For Directories of Archives in Australia, see:

For National Archives of Australia, Western Australia section, see: