V.C. Library & Archives

Opening Hours

Appointment Only - Helen Starkie: Records and Information Manager. 9287 3799.

Purpose of the Collection

The Victoria Cross Library and Archive aims to safeguard archival material generated in the administration of the WA State Branch of the RSL and to commemorate the achievements and sacrifice of returned service personnel both here and abroad in the theatre of conflict, peacekeeping operations and services to the Country.

The purpose of the collection is to:

  • Protect archival material generated in the administration of the WA State Branch of the RSL and sub-branches throughout WA both current and dissolved.

  • Improve access to information on the RSL in WA for literary and journalistic undertakings that may be conducive to the objects of the League as stipulated in the Constitution.

  • Provide a resource for the community in researching Western Australia's history in times of conflict and in understanding issues affecting returned service personnel.

Library Collection

The Library collection includes published works that relate to theatres of conflict and peacekeeping operations recognised by the RSL Constitution. Ephemeral material will include publications relating to veteran affairs, and issues affecting the veteran community.

Archive Collection

The Archive collection of the WA State Branch of the RSL contains archival material that has been generated in the day to day running of the WA State Branch of the RSL. The collection also includes archive material from sub-branches that span the length and breadth of the State.

Part of the archive collection has been transferred to the State Library of Western Australia and will be incorporated into their catalogue. The move to the State Library will safeguard the collection and ensure the collection remains accessible in the future and was approved by the Board of Directors in 2013.