• Archival Series

Patient Record Cards, Derby Leprosarium

To access these records

For enquiries regarding records of hospitals or health providers that are still in operation, please contact the hospital or health provider directly. Contact details for each hospital can be found here: https://www.healthywa.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Access-my-WA-Health-medical-records

For records held by the Department of Health, please contact the Freedom of Information Coordinator, Department of Health:

Postal address: PO Box 8172, Perth Business Centre WA 6849

Phone: (08) 9222 6411

Email: FOI.DOH@health.wa.gov.au

Website: https://www.health.wa.gov.au/About-us/Freedom-of-Information

Records Location


Patient Record Cards is a series held by the State Records Office of Western Australia. It contains details of patients admitted to Derby Leprosarium, as well as details of patients treated externally to the Derby Leprosarium, including those treated at Perth and Wooroloo (in the ‘Dan “E”‘ register, and “Metro” cards). These records also include statistical data from 1961 to 1972.


These records have restricted access for 100 years after creation. For access to these records please contact the Freedom of Information Coordinator, Department of Health.

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