John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library

Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102, Australia
+61 08 9266 4205

The JCPML has been established to honour the contribution to Australia of wartime Prime Minister and international statesman, John Curtin. Curtin's inspirational leadership and political courage unified Australia during the grim years of World War II.

Situated on the grounds of the Bentley campus of Curtin University, the library is a purpose built archival and educational facility providing secure and environmentally stable storage for the preservation of unique material and appropriately designed facilities for researchers.

The JCPML has many public programs aimed at the wider community. The exhibition "The Pursuit of Knowledge: Curtin, Looking Ever Forward" is currently housed in the John Curtin Gallery, Mon-Fri 12 noon to 5pm. Guided tours are available on request.

There is an Education program aimed at both primary and secondary students, details are available at:

Also, the JCPML regularly holds Public Lectures by prominent commentators in the political sphere. Further details are available at:

Opening Hours

Exhibition - 'The Pursuit of Knowledge: Curtin, Looking Ever Forward' is open Monday-Friday 12.00 noon to 5.00pm in the Wesfarmers Exhibition area of the John Curtin Gallery, Building 200A, Curtin University JCPML Challenge Bank Reading Room on the ground floor of Building 200A is open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm


General admission free

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