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

The Western Australian Museum is home to thousands of extraordinary stories.

If you would like to take photographs or footage of any of the Western Australian Museum sites or collections for media purposes, or would like to film or record an interview with a member of staff for a media story, please contact the Communications and Media Department on +61 (0)8 6552 7803 / +61 (0)8 6552 7804 / +61 (0)8 6552 7897 or via email

Images for media

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, please email with details of your request.

Images for non-media and students

If you are not from a media outlet and require an existing photograph from the Western Australian Museum please contact

Commercial filming requests

The Western Australian Museum provides truly unique venues for commercial filming and photography purposes, and regularly hosts documentary crews from around the world.

While the Museum regularly facilitates supervised access to a vast array of public spaces and ‘behind the scenes’ locations, our valuable scientific specimens and cultural artefacts are rarely loaned out for commercial filming or photography purposes.

To discuss filming or photography for general commercial purposes, please contact the Western Australian Museum’s Communications and Media Department on +61 (0)8 6552 7803 or via email or

The Western Australian Museum’s Filming and Photography Policy and current schedule of fees is attached below.

WA Museum Filming and Photography Policy - PDF [95.92KB]

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.