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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD's) South Perth library has a large collection of agricultural information and is open to the public.

The South Perth library service began in 1894 when the former Department of Agriculture was formed and now has an extensive collection on agriculture in Western Australia.

Through the amalgamation of the department into DPIRD in 2017, the library has combined with the former Department of Fisheries library at Hillarys. The Hillarys library has a comprehensive collection of fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic science books.

Search the Library collection

Library catalogue — search the catalogue records for books, print journal subscriptions.

Library Discovery service — use the Discovery layer to find specific journal articles and ebooks where you are a DPIRD 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 DPIRD published archival collection.

Research Library – search the Research Library for full text documents. The Research Library is a public repository of research produced by the staff of the former DAFWA, now DPIRD.

Contact the library

The Library
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
3 Baron-Hay Court, South Perth WA 6151
39 Northside Drive Hillarys WA 6025
Postal address: Locked Bag 4 Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983

Phone: +61 (0)8 9368 3985 (South Perth); + 61 (0)8 9203 0130 (Hillarys) 


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

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