Welcome to the History section of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet's website. Below you will find an outline of the events and issues that have shaped the development of the Department over the past 110 years.
The Department has undergone considerable change since its beginnings as an Office of only five members. Today the Department has approximately 600 full time equivalent officers, with the Department's responsibilities extending from Government administrative assistance to management of various different Offices and Services such as the the Constitutional Centre.
You can download the History of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet 1829-2012 (PDF 1MB) for a timeline of information.
If you have photos or a story relating to the history of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, that you think is interesting and would like to share with others, email these to DPCHistory@dpc.wa.gov.au
NOTE: No claim for unauthorised use, copyright or proprietary can be made for photos or stories sent to the Department of Premier and Cabinet