Perth Branch

The Perth Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History aims to promote the study and dissemination of information about the history of labour, particularly in Western Australia. It organises regular seminars and workshops for this purpose. These are open to members of the public. The Branch also publishes Western Worker (edited by Lenore Layman). Its previous publication, Papers in Labour History can be read online here. 

In 2019, the branch hosted the biennial Labour History conference. Iain McIntyre recorded a number of sessions from the conference for radio station 3CR. The programs are now available online as podcasts, along with other 3CR summer series.

For further information contact: The Secretary, Perth Branch, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, PO Box 8351, Perth Business Centre, WA 6849 or email Bobbie Oliver. Find out who’s on the executive of the Perth Branch, and read about the history and role of the branch here.


On Sunday 1 August, Perth Labour history organised an afternoon of celebration, discussion and debate on the 85th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict. You can listen to the discussion here.

Membership of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Perth Branch

Membership fees are:
$50 per year for groups and organisations;
$30 per year for individual members;
$15 per year for members seeking a concession.

Membership is for a financial year. To join, please email our Secretary, Ron Knox, with the following information: Name, Address & Postcode, phone number and email.

To make payment, there are two options: By electronic payment to Bendigo Bank, BSB 633-000, Account number 157346719. Account title Australian Society for the Study of Labour History Inc clearly stating your name and ‘annual membership’. OR By mail to ASSLH Perth Branch, PO Box Z5380, St. George’s Terrace, Perth WA 6831 enclosing a cheque (or cash).