The man accused of killing five family members in Bedford has made a brief appearance in court.
Anthony Robert Harvey, 24, appeared in Perth Magistrates Court via videolink from Karratha, where he is currently being held in police custody.
Mr Harvey is understood to have lived in the Coode Street home with the victims, Mara Harvey, Beverly Quinn, and toddlers Charlotte, Alice and Beatrix.
Magistrate Joe Randazzo read each of the five murder charges to him.
Police are alleging Mr Harvey killed Mara Lee Harvey at the couple's Bedford property on September 3.
It is further alleged he also murdered the three children Charlotte, Alice and Beatrix on the same date at the same place.
Mr Harvey is then alleged to have murdered Beverly Ann Quinn at the Bedford home on September 4.
Mr Harvey spoke only to confirm his name at the beginning of the court hearing and to confirm he understood all five charges.
He was wearing a dark T-shirt and dark blue jeans for the court appearance, which lasted about 10 minutes.
Mr Harvey was represented in court by defence lawyer Max Crispe via an audio link.
He was remanded in custody to face court again on September 19.