Contribution by a community-based organisation

A community-based or non-profit organisation whose contribution demonstrates a commitment to cultural heritage and/or heritage-related work, services or programs in Western Australia.

Ferry Tram (City of South Perth Historical Society Inc. Perth Electric Tramways Society Inc. and City of South Perth)

October 2020 saw the installation of the 100-year old fully refurbished tram (that once travelled down Mends Street to Como) into a purpose-built glass-sided red brick building, Heritage House, which is home to the City of South Perth Historical Society.

The Historical Society and Perth Electric Tramways Society worked tirelessly with the City of South Perth on the accurate restoration and return of this tram to South Perth. The Ferry Tram has added a new physical focus and renewal to the enduring group of heritage buildings found at the corner of Mends Street and Mill Point Road and has increased the promotional opportunities of this valuable local heritage precinct.

Friends of Anzac Cottage Inc.

The Friends of Anzac Cottage is a dynamic and energetic organisation dedicated to sharing and preserving the unique and fascinating story of Anzac Cottage, the first war memorial built to honour those who fought in the Gallipoli Landing.

The group conducts monthly Anzac Afternoons, guided tours by appointment and commemorative ceremonies, allowing the community to visit this historic icon to learn more about the cottage and to pay their respects to the veterans who have served Australia in many conflicts.

Ganalili Centre

Ganalili is the Yindjibarndi word for the light in the morning before the rising of the sun. Aboriginal owned and operated, the Ganalili Centre is located in Roebourne’s old Victoria Hotel, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The Ganalili Centre has undergone a transformation from a historic town pub to a vibrant community centre. It brings hope, employment and life back to Roebourne and is home to a range of not-for-profit community activities, with a focus on the sale of authentic Aboriginal artworks and artefacts by Yindjibarndi artists.

Heritage Skills Association WA Inc.

Heritage Skills Association WA was officially formed in August 2020 with a vison to share the important skills needed to repair and care for heritage places. The association aims to address an identified lack of accredited heritage skills training within the sector via an intergenerational project based model.

Through the Heritage Skills Project, members are connected and have support from others in the heritage community across the State, Australia and internationally. The group is dedicated to connecting and working together with those that have the heritage skills before they are lost for good.

Littlewell Working Group

Located on the outskirts of Mingenew, a town nearly 400 kilometres north of Perth, the Littlewell Reserve closed in 1972 and was handed over to the Mingenew Shire. In 2010, a group of 30 elders and former residents of the Littlewell Reserve came together to form the Littlewell Working Group. The members of the Littlewell Working Group worked tirelessly, using their own resources, time and money to restore and maintain the reserve, while working with community stakeholders to commemorate the lives and stories of the Littlewell mob. 

The Littlewell Reserve is now a protected place of healing, language, belonging, history, heritage and culture. The Working Group has given back the stories of the past to future generations.


THEATRE 180 proudly supports Western Australian theatre, delivering exciting and innovative live productions through a unique format to a broad audience. THEATRE 180 has been delivering stories about WA history in an accessible way for over 28 years. Having written and produced over 60 plays, the group’s work continues to recognise the heritage of significant Western Australians. Their many original shows have toured Australia and overseas and they continue to place a large focus on regional touring. The original concept, bringing live theatre into cinemas, reaches a wide audience and marries the immediacy of theatre with the visual impact and magic of cinema.

Page last reviewed 20 October 2021
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