State War Memorial

The State War Memorial, situated in Kings Park, overlooks the City of Perth with beautiful views of the Swan and Canning Rivers and the Darling Ranges. The memorial was developed around an obelisk as the principal feature, which is almost a replica of the Australian Imperial Force Memorials erected in France and Belgium.

The heavy concrete foundations are supplemented by heavy brick walls which enclose an inner chamber or crypt on whose walls are recorded the names of men and woman from Western Australia who were killed in action during World War I and all subsequent conflicts.

Construction was started in 1928 and completed on 24 November 1929, when it was unveiled by the State Governor and committed to the custody and care of the Western Australian Branch of the League.

Use of the Memorial:

Memorial services or film and photography bookings within the precinct require joint approval by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority and RSLWA.

Filming or photography

Filming or photography in the State War Memorial precinct requires written permission from RSLWA.

Ex-service organisations should contact RSLWA directly on (08) 9287 3799 or via email and ensure a copy of their written permission accompanies the application form.

RSLWA approval for all other organisations will be sought by the Bookings Officer during the bookings process. BGPA reference.