It was founded in 1911 as the first university of the state. The University of Western Australia was the first free institution of the British Empire which actively promoted equal access to tertiary education for all social groups. The areas of Crawley are just 10 minutes away from the Perth central business district. It is belongs to the main campus of the University. The college has smaller campuses in Claremont and Albany.
The institute is home to the number of industry based research groups and colleges. It is associated with many others in Western Australia and across the nation. This university works is associated with three domestic and other international institutions networks. It was founded by the University of Western Australia Act in 1911. This rule sets out the power of the University's governing body with Senate, hence establishes the positions of Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor as well as Convocation with the Guild of Undergraduates.