Events at Central Square

Extending between the State Library of WA and the Art Gallery of WA, Central Square features ample shading from trees in some areas and attracts pedestrian traffic through each of the entry points into the Perth Cultural Centre.

The area is serviced by Polly, an outdoor cafe . The space is well suited to family friendly and student focused events, installations, surveys, experiential marketing and as a mustering point for scavenger hunt/team building activities.

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Venue Specifications


Approximately 13,000m²


Approximately 1,000 persons


  • The ‘tactile pathway’ must remain clear at all times, including event set up and pack down periods.
  • Emergency vehicle access routes to the Art Gallery and State Library must be maintained at all times.
  • A permanent vehicle and infrastructure exclusion zone of 5 metres is in place around the “Makigawa” sculpture.
  • Wind loading can be an issue in inclement weather, all infrastructure must be adequately secured.
  • Due to subsurface irrigation of grassed areas no staking is permitted.
  • Vehicles accessing the area must maintain a speed limit of 5kmph and utiltise hazard lights.
  • No obstruction to State Library of WA entrance is permitted.
  • Use of the area will be subject to strict pre and post event reporting. Any applicable repair costs will be billed to the event holder.

Power Supply

DB (max output 40 amps per phase) containing:

  • 1 x 32 amp 3 phase power
  • 4 x 15 amp outlets

Single power box adjacent to top level of amphitheatre steps:

  • 2 x 15 amp outlets

On wall by the car park entry:

  • 1 x 32 amp outlet

On the corner of central lawn:

  • 1 x 32 amp outlet

In single power box opposite museum gardens entry:

  • 2 x 15 amp outlets

Surface Material

Paved surfaces, grassed areas

Vehicle Access

Via Beaufort Street

Find out more

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    Have a look at some photos of the Perth Cultural Centre.

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    Contact us

    If you have any questions contact our Event Program Coordinator and Place Activation Team (08) 6557 0700.