Picture Joondalup – local history photographs

Picture Joondalup is an online collection of historical photographs representing a visual record of the history of the local area, from early European settlement until the present day.

Nearly 5,000 photos are available to view through the library catalogue, enter Keywords and select Picture Joondalup rather than Full Catalogue.


Images from Picture Joondalup may be used for research, study or personal purposes for free. If you would like to use Picture Joondalup images for other purposes eg in a commercial setting, please contact Local History.

Images for purchase

Digital copies of our photographs are available to purchase. Images can be provided by email, secure online file transfer, or USB. Image sizes vary, but purchased images will be supplied as the best available copy.


Picture Joondalup 1st Image Additional Image(s) Inc. research and copyright
Personal Use $8.00 $2.50 No
Commercial Use $30.00 $15.00 Yes


Once you have selected your images, complete the Picture Joondalup online order form (below) or contact Local History staff.


Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori communities are advised that Picture Joondalup may include images or names of people now deceased.

Libraries | Picture Joondalup Photograph Order Form
  • 1. Contact Details

  • 2. Copyright Statement

  • Under the Copyright Act 1968, it may be necessary to obtain permission from a copyright owner for certain types of usage of material – including photographs. Although copyright may no longer subsist in pre 1965 photographs held by the Library, permission must still be sought from these organisations before reproducing them. Some photographs may not be available for copying due to copyright restrictions. The Local History Library staff will contact you if there are any issues relating to copyright of the image/s you have requested.

    Picture Joondalup by The City of Joondalup is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License
  • 3. Image Details

  • 4. Declaration

  • I, the above requestor, understand and acknowledge that by placing this order, copies of the images from Picture Joondalup are provided for private study and research only and are not to be reproduced without prior permission from the City of Joondalup.
  • 5. Payment and Collection

  • When your photographs are available for collection a Local History Library Staff member will contact you to discuss payment and delivery options.