The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's Library has a large collection of agricultural information and is open to the public.

The library service began in 1894 when the department was formed and now has an extensive collection on agriculture in Western Australia.

With the change to provision of digital information services, most of the material is housed in secure outlying storage. The location of an item is noted in the library catalogue. Visitors are encouraged to search the catalogue and ask the library staff for assistance in retrieving items located in storage. Material from the collection can be photocopied for research or private study by visitors.

The library is open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Search the DAFWA collection

Library catalogue — search the catalogue records for books, print journal subscriptions and the DAFWA published archival collection.

Library Discovery service — use the Discovery layer to find specific journal articles and ebooks where you are a DAFWA staff member and have access to licensed subscriptions. The library will soon provide access to a research digital repository for full text versions of the DAFWA published archival collection.

Research Library – search the Research Library for full text (PDF) documents from the DAFWA archival collection published in 2010 and prior that are no longer available on the DAFWA website.


Contact the library

The Library
Department of Agriculture and Food
3 Baron-Hay Court, South Perth WA 6151
or Locked Bag 4 Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983

Phone and email details are below.


To obtain copyright clearance to use departmental publications, please complete the online Copyright request form.

Links that may be of interest

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Contact information

DAFWA Library
+61 (0)8 9368 3985
Page last updated: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 7:46am