Links & Databases

Arts and Entertainment


General Information
Culture and Recreation Portal

Provides access to online services and information in the fields of culture and recreation, from all levels of government and the non-government sector

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Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA)

Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA)

The UWA Perth International Arts Festival

Web-site of Perth’s annual arts festival including event & booking information.

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Fine Arts and Architecture

Fine Arts and Architecture Information
World Wide Arts Resources

Searchable directory of art resources, with an online portfolio of visual artists from around the world.

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Art History Resources on the Web

An extensive collection of both imagery and scholarship, this gateway covers art history from the prehistoric to the 20th century. It also has links to research resources, art departments, museums and galleries.

Visit Art History Resources


Film Information
Internet Movie Database

Database of over 300,000 films, with user reviews and full details of production crew and actors.

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Australian online DVD store

Visit EzyDVD

At the Movies

Website for the ABC television programme with Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton

Visit At the Movies

Film & Television Institute

“The FTI exists to support and initiate a diverse and informed screen culture in Western Australia and to promote production by independent screen artists for the benefit and relevance of the wider screen industry.”

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Music Information
Western Australian Music Industry

“The West Australian Music Industry Association (WAM) is a local non-profit organization whose aim is to promote and support West Australian original music talent. WAMI sustains a platform for local musicians to be heard and provides music industry related information/ advice to members of the industry.” Also includes a band database, local music charts and events calendar.

Visit Western Australian Music Industry

Australian Music Resource

Complete resource for Australian musicians, including links to equipment suppliers, legal information, promotion and skills development. Also includes links to homepages of many Australian bands.

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Trove Music

Developed by National Library of Australia and National Film and sound Archive, this is a great access point for anyone interested in Australian music.

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Classical Net

Comprehensive collection of information and news: articles, CD reviews, composers and their music, the basic repertoire, recommended compositions and recordings.

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Jazz & Blues
The Blues Foundation Visit The Blues Foundation

E-Zine featuring reviews of new releases, news, interviews, and charts.


Jazz Online - the new voice in jazz

E-Zine featuring reviews, FAQ, video interviews, bulletin board, artist interviews, archives.

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Rock, Dance & Pop
All Music Guide

Album reviews and musician biographies, covering pop, rock, country, jazz, blues, gospel, world music, underground rock, Latin, electronic music.

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Song Lyrics

A comprehensive database of songs lyrics.


Banking, Business, Finance and Investment


Bank of Queensland


Bendigo Bank

Commonwealth Bank


National Australia Bank

Police and Nurses Credit Society

St Georges Bank


Investment & Finance

Investment & Finance Information
Australian Stock Exchange

Detailed information about ASX products and trades.

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Australian Securities and Investment Commission

ASIC is an independent Australian government body enforcing and regulating company and financial services laws. A great source of information for business, investing and finance.

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An ASIC site full of financial tips.

Visit Fido

Real Estate

Real Estate Information
Real Estate Institute of Australia

A website of The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA), the national professional association for the real estate industry in Australia. A good source of knowledge regarding commercial and residential property markets in Australia.

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Real Estate Institute of Australia WA

Includes links to WA Real estate agents, current listings and more.

Visit Real Estate Institute of Australia WA

Books and Booksellers

Book Reviews

Book Reviews Information
Australian Book Review

An online version of the journal covering Australian books and literary culture.

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Barnes and Noble BookBrowser

Browse reviews, recommendations, new releases, booklists and more.

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Fantastic Fiction

Bibliographies for over 7000 authors, information on over 140 000 books, the latest titles and more.

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Ozlit Reviews

Reviews of Australian Books.

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Booklists Information
Stop, You’re killing me

A site for crime and mystery fiction lovers.

Visit Stop, You’re killing me


Allen and Unwin
Hardie Grant Publishing
Macmillan Education Australia
Angus and Robertson
Westbooks Children
Simon and Schuster Books


E-Books Information
E-Book: a digital bookstore

Buy and download a book online.

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Project Gutenberg

Produced by volunteers, this is the oldest producer of free eBooks on the Internet.

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List of links to eBooks sites worldwide by the University of Adelaide Library.

Visit eBooks@Adelaide

Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection

Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection

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Databases Information
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

This is the first online database to be made available to patrons inside the State Library of Western Australia and also for patrons at home. To access Britannica from home, you must be a member of one of Western Australia's public libraries. Click on Encyclopaedia Britannica Online and enter your library card barcode in the login area.

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Health and Wellness Resource Centre

This database provides comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date information about medical conditions, drugs, alternative medicine, health organizations and news, and health assessment tools. It has been made available to the patrons of every public library in Western Australia. You can access it in the library, or from home.

To use this resource at home, you must be a member of one of the State's public libraries. Click on Health & Wellness Resource Center and enter your library card barcode in the login area.

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Novelist (Ebsco)

Full text content from Australasian and International magazines, newspapers, news wires, reference books and company information.

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Business Source Elite (Ebsco)

Full text coverage of over 1100 scholarly business, management and economics journals.

Visit Business Source Elite



General Information
Curriculum Council of Western Australia

A government body which sets curriculum policy directions for kindergarten to year 12 schooling in Western Australia. Includes annual reports, information for students, information about TEE and more.

Visit Curriculum Council of Western Australia

WA Department of Education and Training

Offers comprehensive information for students, parents and teachers. Includes links to job vacancies.

Visit WA Department of Education and Training

Catholic Education Office

The Catholic Education Office of Western Australia website, providing users with a range of information associated with the operations of the Catholic education sector that comprising 157 schools throughout the State.

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Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia

A peak body representing Independent schools in WA. Includes details of all independent schools in WA.

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Australian Schools, Colleges and Universities

Australian Schools, Colleges and Universities Information
Internet School Directory

Search for Australian non-government schools, by State, location, type of school. Provides addresses and contact details.

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Education Network Online (EdNA Online)

Links to all Australian school websites.

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Australian Universities

The Australian Education Network University Guide. Search for all Australian universities, provides links to university web sites and study guides. Includes university rankings.

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Australian Colleges

The Australian Education Network University Guide. Search for all Australian colleges, provides links to college web sites.

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Employment Information

Centrelink is a government agency delivering range of services, programs and payments to the community.

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Jobs WA

A gateway to information about employment opportunities in the Government of Western Australia.

Visit Jobs WA


Lists average of 80.000 job vacancies at any one time. Also includes the ability to search for jobs in specific industries and has a dedicated industry page where graduate and entry level jobs are posted.


Environment and Heritage


General Information
Heritage Council of Western Australia

Includes a register of historic places in WA.

Visit Heritage Council of Western Australia

Australian Heritage Council

A Federal government body established under the Australian Heritage Commission Act (1975) with the principal function of compiling and maintaining a list of heritage places, known as the Register of the National Estate.

Visit Australian Heritage Council

Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection Information
WA Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA was established by Parliament as an independent Authority with the broad objective of protecting the State's environment. Includes policies, Environmental Impact Assessment and State of Environment reports.

Visit WA Environmental Protection Authority

Environment Australia On-line

The home page of the Federal Department of Environment, providing information on departmental activities, as well as full text pamphlets and fact sheets, and links to a variety of environmental reports.

Visit Environment Australia On-line

The Environmental Defender's Offices of Australia Network

The home page of this Australian environmental protection organisation. Includes excellent information on current environmental campaigns across the nation, and state by state lists.

Visit The Environmental Defender's Offices of Australia Network

Global Environment Outlook

The United Nations environment web page addressing international environmental problems, strategies and underlying causes.

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This comprehensive and fully searchable site provides information on a broad range of environmental issues.

Visit Greenpeace

Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters Information
Department for Fire and Emergency Services

For all current information on Bushfires and other Emergencies

Visit DFES

Disaster! Finder

A search service provided by the NASA/GSFC Earth-Sun exploration division.

Visit Disaster! Finder

Bushfires website

Visit Bushfires

Volcano Live

A great source of information about volcanoes by Australian volcanologist John Seach.

Visit Volcano Live

Tsunamis website.

Visit Tsunamis


Pollution Information
The National Pollutant Inventory

Australia’s national database of pollutant emissions.

Visit The National Pollutant Inventory

Government and Politics


Federal Information
Australian Federal Government

Entry point to the Federal Australian Government, with links to all government agencies.

Visit Australian Federal Government

Members of Parliament

Visit Senate

Visit House of Representatives


State Information
Government of Western Australia

Entry point to the West Australian Government, with links to all government agencies.

Visit Government of Western Australia

Members of WA Parliament Visit Members of WA Parliament
Australian Electoral Commission Visit Australian Electoral Commission


Local Information
Town of Bassendean

Homepage of the Town of Bassendean, including links to minutes and agendas of Council and Committees, plans, staff and councillors.

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Western Australian Local Government Association

Representative body of all Western Australian Local Governments.

Visit Western Australian Local Government Association


World Information
United Nations
United Nations

Official Site of the UN.

Visit United Nations

Embassy World

Directory & Search engine of the world’s embassies & consulates.

Visit Embassy World

European Union

A gateway to the European Union.

Visit Europa