Murdoch University, Perth

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

Murdoch University, Perth

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom


  • Universitaire

Zone du contact


Manager Records Management and Archives



Adresse physique

South Street, Murdoch Campus




Western Australia

Nom du pays

Code postal



08 9360 2162



Zone de description


Murdoch University is one of five universities in Western Australia. The University is named after Sir Walter Murdoch (1874-1970), a prominent Australian academic and essayist, and former Chancellor and Foundation Professor of English at the University of Western Australia.

Murdoch University was the second university to be established in Western Australia and the seventeenth in Australia. Murdoch University was established by an Act of the Western Australian State Parliament. The Murdoch University Act 1973 (WA) received Royal Assent on 6 June 1973 and came into operation on the date of its proclamation, 29 June 1973. The University was formally constituted on 25 July 1973, the date on which the State Governor appointed the first members of the University Senate under section 12(1)(9) of the Murdoch University Act.

The inauguration ceremony to mark the opening of the University occurred on 17 September 1974, this being the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Murdoch. The ceremony was performed by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr.

Murdoch University has three Australian campuses: its main campus on South Street in the suburb of Murdoch, and regional campuses at Rockingham and Mandurah.

Murdoch University’s first students were 18 postgraduate research students who commenced in February 1974. The first year of undergraduate teaching was 1975 with an enrolment of 714 students. The University now offers more than 80 majors and 200 courses at its Perth campuses, as well as study centres in Singapore and Dubai.

In 2017, Murdoch University had a total enrolment across all campuses of 23,238 students of which approximately 40% were international and transnational students.

In relation to the establishment of the Murdoch University Archives, at its meeting held on 18 February 1992 the Library Board of Western Australia authorised Murdoch University to establish a purpose-built Archives facility under section 26(1) of The Library Board of Western Australia Act 1951-1983 (WA). Under this agreement the University is authorised to manage and retain custody of all the archives of the University.

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

Murdoch University Act 1973 (WA)

Structure administrative

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

Archives and Archival Records Policy Archives and Archival Records Guideline.



Records associated with the University's development and history.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Direct access to archival holdings by members of the public is not permitted. Access to records is via Records Management and Archives staff only. Standard University Office hours apply.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation


Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

Limited general reference assistance may be given but it is not possible to carry out extensive research on behalf of researchers.

Services de reproduction

Espaces publics

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 19 April 2018




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

South Street, Murdoch Campus
Perth, Western Australia 6150