Oral history

City of Joondalup Libraries aim to collect and conserve the spoken histories of people associated with the Joondalup region through work, family or social/club activities. The City’s Oral History collection consists of nearly 700 interviews with local residents who have shared their recollections of events that form the history and development of the local area. The collection focuses on pioneering families, the development of suburbs, school days, military experiences and the social, sport and entertainment activities of the past.


The collection is available for loan on CD from the Local History Library at Joondalup. Further details about individual oral histories can be found on the library catalogue, which includes full transcripts of some interviews. Many of the oral histories also have related photos.

Contribute to the collection

If you grew up in the City of Joondalup and/or the City of Wanneroo area, and have memories that you would like to share, please complete the Oral History project expression of interest online form or contact Local History. If you have memorabilia and photos and wish to donate them to the City please get in contact with your local City of Joondalup Library.

Register your expression of interest