Media Centre

The Western Australian Museum’s media and communications team can assist media with information, images and interview opportunities for exhibitions, public programs and research and discovery relating to the work of the Western Australian Museum at its sites in Perth, Welshpool, Fremantle, Albany, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Media working in print, radio, television and online are encouraged to contact the Museum’s media and communications team with their enquiry and deadline at or +61 8 6552 7804 or +61 8 6552 7897.

If you have a question for the Minister for Culture and the Arts please contact the Minister's Office.

News and Media Statements

Media Events

After significant media events, a range of resources will be provided for use by media organisations. These resources include high resolution photography, HD video footage and audio clips, and are available by contacting the Museum at or +61 8 6552 7804 or +61 8 6552 7897. 

WA Museum Media Statements

Our website currently displays media statements and latest news from the Western Australian Museum published from 2009 until the present.

Ministerial Media Releases

Visit the Minister for Culture and the Arts' website for Ministerial media statements. This includes a historic record of all archived Ministerial media releases.

Filming and Photography Requests

News and media filming

If you would like to take photographs or footage of any of the Western Australian Museum sites for media purposes, or would like to film or record an interview with a member of staff for a media story, email with details of your request.


The Western Australian Museum has a range of photographs available to media to publicise the work of the Museum. We are currently developing an online library, which will include commercial licensing and online payment.

To request an image or footage, email with details of your request. 

Commercial filming requests

The WA Museum provides truly unique venues for commercial filming purposes from the sweeping views and strong architectural lines of the WA Maritime Museum, to the winding staircases and historic buildings in Perth.  Whether it is for documentaries, TV advertisements, music videos or commercial fashion shoots, the WA Museum has a range of unique spaces available.

To enquire about hiring the WA Museum for your photography or filming shoot contact WA Museum Venue Hire at or +61 8 9431 8323.

Student enquiries

If you are from an educational institution and have a request for information, it may be available by accessing the WA Museum’s annual report, collection databases, or the research and collections area of our website.

If the information you require is not available on this website please email with your enquiry. The Museum will respond as quickly as possible, however please allow five working days for a response to requests for information.