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Chung wah hall

Chung Wah Hall

The Chung Wah Association was established in 1909 to meet the needs of WA’s Chinese people and represent the community in the face of increasing government legislation against Chinese migration to Australia.

Opened at the auspicious time of 11pm on Chinese New Year 1911, the Chung Wah Hall is still a strong focus for the WA Chinese community in Perth today.

Used for meetings, social functions and celebrations there is also a member’s library full of books from China and newspapers from Hong Kong.

Today it remains a key centre for the Chinese community in Perth, offering a range of services, including lessons in Chinese languages.