11 Places for Film Developing in Perth

Cover Photo: Perth, Western Australia by Thomas Depenbusch, ( CC BY 2.0 ), Taken on Fuji Provia 100 film on a Mamiya 6 


Western Australia is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and it’s capital city is no exception. If you’re an analogue photographer looking for the best places to develop film in Perth, your search is officially over. 

We’ve got the most thorough, up-to-date list of 11 places that still offer film developing in Perth, including which services are available and a map of their locations. 

Whether you’re brand new to shooting film, or returning to the medium after a hiatus, you should have no problem finding your new favorite photo lab. Check out the list below. 




Fitzgerald Photo

Location: 350 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006, Australia

It only makes sense to start our list with one of the oldest places to offer film developing in Perth. Fitzgerald Photo has been serving the local community since 1967.

Boasting one of the most thorough lists of film-related services, Fitzgerald can develop 35mm, 120, and even large format film. Both C-41 colour and black and white. It’s worth noting that this is one of the only shops in town that accepts large format film. 

Aside from film developing, you can find film for sale, printing, framing, and just about any other service you’d expect from a professional photo lab. 


Silver Halide Studios

Location: 5/37 Railway Parade, Mount Lawley WA 6050, Australia

While we love supporting long standing photo labs that have weathered the digital camera revolution, we’re also thrilled to see so many new, film-focussed labs popping up across the globe. 

Silver Halide Studios definitely fits in with the latter. Film developing is the name of the game and that’s just about all they do. That’s fine by us – 95% of the time, developing is all we need from a lab. 

35mm and 120 medium format film are both accepted, whether C-41 colour, black and white, or E-6. You should know that Silver Halide Studios is one of the few places that develops slide film in-house. 

Rush processing is available if you need it and you can stock up on fresh film stocks while you’re dropping off your finished rolls.


The Bungles by mathias is still around, ( CC BY 2.0 ), Taken on Kodak Ektar 100 film

Stop Down Film Co

Location: 305A Railway Parade, Maylands WA 6051, Australia

Part photo lab, part used camera dealer, Stop Down Film Co should be on the radar of any film photographers in Perth. 

As far as film processing, C-41 colour, black and white, and slide film are all processed in-house. They can develop disposable cameras, 35mm, and 120 film. This is the only other place in town that develops E-6 onsite. 

Stop Down’s selection of used cameras is a huge draw. All cameras are refurbished, film tested, and come with a 30-day guarantee. They have a great selection of both SLRs and point and shoot film cameras. 



Lab West

Location: Shop 46a/188 Newcastle St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Another new kid on the block, Lab West is a great place to develop film in Perth. A unique offering from this lab is the addition of cinematic film processing alongside standard, photographic film. 

35mm, 120, and 4×5 film are all processed on-site. Both C-41 colour and black and white are accepted. As noted above, ECN-2 (cinema) film can also be developed. 

If you get scans with your developing, you’ll have three options of file types. Lab West also stocks fresh film and photo zines. 


Spin by Kevin Utting, ( CC BY 2.0 ), Taken on E6 slide film on a Leica MP

Churchill Imaging

Location: 14 Southport St, West Leederville WA 6007, Australia

Offering fine art services for photographers and artists, Churchill Imaging can help you with  most photo-related needs. 

For starters, they still develop 35mm and 120 film, whether it’s colour or black and white. E-6 slide film is accepted, although processing is outsourced. 

Any type of printing, including large-format and canvas, can be accomplished. They also offer custom framing, photo restoration, and a gallery for hire, if you’re interested in showing off some of your photos. 


Focus Pocus

Location: 1/13 James St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

We love a good pun, so it’s no surprise that Focus Pocus is one of our favorite places for film developing in Perth. 

A small operation run by a passionate film photographer, you can bring your 35mm colour and black and white film for developing. Black and white is developed by hand. 

Film is usually processed quickly, and you can also find a good selection of used film cameras. If you can’t make it during business hours, just drop your film in the 24/7 dropbox located outside of the lab. 



Format Film

Format Film is one of the few photo labs we’ve seen with a strong consideration for the environmental impact of analogue photography. More labs should follow suit. 

You can develop 35mm film, both C-41 colour and black and white. A handful of thoughtful changes in this lab (like using recycled paper instead of plastic and not offering CD’s for scans) help them reduce their environmental mark.

Another interesting way that Format Film adheres to the 3 R’s is by Reusing the silver waste from developing chemicals and creating solid silver jewelry. A unique and innovative idea that we’ve never seen before. 

To develop your film with Format, you’ll have to send it by post, or utilize one of their two dropboxes located in Perth. You can find those at Mills Records Fremantle and Livid Skate Cafe.


Broadway Digital

Location: Broadway Fair Shopping Centre 23/88, Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia

Established in 1974, well before the term “digital” had any business being followed by “camera”, Broadway Digital has never stopped developing film in Perth. 

Both 35mm and 120 medium format film can be processed. Black and white and C-41 colour are both handled in-house. 

Aside from film developing, you can find just about any other standard photo lab services – printing, framing, passport photos, etc. 


Forest by Kevin Utting, ( CC BY 2.0 ), Taken on E-6 slide film on a Leica MP

Leederville Cameras

Location: 201 Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

Leederville Cameras is a full-service photo shop that also develops film. They carry all of the latest gear and accessories alongside their photo lab. 

35mm film developing is available, both colour and black and white. The photo lab can also help you with printing, scanning, repairs, and rentals. 



DigiDirect

Location: 12 Cecil Ave, Cannington WA 6107, Australia

DigiDirect is a photo shop chain with five locations across the country. Each store sells photographic equipment and accessories while also operating a photo lab. 

35mm colour film is the only type that can be developed at DigiDirect. The two locations in Sydney also develop black and white film, so they may be able to send it for you, but we’d recommend going somewhere local instead. 


Camera House

Location: Five Locations across Western Australia

With a staggering 54 stores across the country, Camera House operates five locations in Western Australia alone. Chances are, there’s a store somewhere near you.

The majority of stores still offer film developing, although only for colour film. The services at each location may differ, so it’s best to give them a call to confirm.



Map of Film Developing in Perth


Anywhere Else?

Do you know any other good places to develop film in Perth? Do you have a favorite on this list? Let us know in the comments!


Untitled by mathias is still around, ( CC BY 2.0 ), Taken on Kodak Ektar 100 on a Nikon Nikkormat FTN


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