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History West is a non-profit organization that relies on membership fees, donations, grants, and sponsorships to preserve and promote Western Australia’s history


Sources of Funding

The work of the Society is funded by membership subscriptions, general fundraising, donations, bookshop, bequests, sponsorships and special purpose grants. 

An individual, company or organisation may become a major sponsor or establish an endowment/trust/bequest fund to recognise family links to Western Australian history.


Donations to the Royal Western Australian Historical Society Inc through the Library, Museum and Building Fund are tax-deductible.

Ways of donating to the Society

  • Bank transfer by EFT or direct deposit
  • In person at  49 Broadway, Nedlands, WA, 6009
  • Over the phone 08 9386 3841

For online donations please see the donations page.

Bank Transfer


Account name: Royal WA Historical Society Inc

BSB: 016484

Account number: 455847881

REF: Donate Building (or Library or Museum)

*Tax-deductible please email for a receipt to


Account name: Royal WA Historical Society Inc

BSB: 016484

Account number: 247876223

REF: Donate General

*Non-tax-deductible please email for a receipt to

Making a Bequest

If you are considering leaving a bequest to History West and wish to know more about the work of The Society, please contact us. If you decide to leave us a bequest, you might like to let us know so that we can keep you up-to-date on what we are doing for history in the community. It is also possible to make a gift to History West during your lifetime, which can be tax deductible.

Leaving a bequest to The Society in your will can be a most meaningful way in which to have an ongoing impact on bringing history into our lives and ensuring it is not lost. Through your generosity, The Society and its members can make sure history is accessible to every Western Australian child and adult and that it has a positive impact on the communities in which we live.

A bequest in a will may be an amount of money or an asset (eg. a book or an artwork). It could also be a percentage of your estate, a residual gift or the naming as a beneficiary in a life insurance or superannuation policy.

The Royal Western Australian Historical Society Inc

ABN 43 607 110 473

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History West can be contacted: Community Officer History West 49 Broadway, Nedlands 6009 Open: 10am to 4pm M-F Tel: 08 9386 3841 or email: Have a question for us? Ask away.