Oral history

City of Joondalup Libraries aim to collect and conserve the spoken histories of people associated with the Joondalup region through work, family, clubs and associations or social 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 register your interest using the online form below, or contact Local History.

Register your expression of interest

The Local history collection grows through the donations of local residents and former residents. Further information on donating items is available here.