Events

Image of two men viewing a mountain landscape that is saturated in yellow
Date
Today (Daily until Sunday 29 October)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Energies: Haines and Hinterding

An exhibition featuring collaborative and solo works seeking to reveal the unseen energies that surround us.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • learn
painting of a paradise garden with kangaroos, numbats, dingos and birds sitting around an Australian Aboriginal painting
Date
Today (Daily until Sunday 31 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous art

Six Seasons Gallery is a space dedicated to the display and interpretation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • historical
  • family-children
patch work imagery of a tree with no leaves
Date
Today (Daily until Monday 15 January)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Looking Glass

WA artist Gregory Pryor has created an immersive new work which draws upon his investigations into isolated landscapes of Western Australia.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • family-children
Boat on water
Date
Today (Daily until Monday 25 September)
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Perth International Boat Show

The Club Marine Perth International Boat Show is the major boating event in WA. 

  • sport-recreation
  • shopping
  • family-children
inkjet print of volcanic island
Date
Today (Daily until Monday 11 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Bill Henson

A National Gallery of Victoria exhibition on display in Perth. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • learn
Photo of a women dressed as a wind up doll and another woman dressed as a circus ring master in a field.
Date
Saturday 30 September - Monday 9 October
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

2017 AWESOME Festival

Invite curiosity and inspire creativity.

  • art-exhibitions
  • screening
  • learn
  • music-performance
  • family-children
Image of two men viewing a mountain landscape that is saturated in yellow
Date
Today (Daily until Sunday 29 October)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Energies: Haines and Hinterding

An exhibition featuring collaborative and solo works seeking to reveal the unseen energies that surround us.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • learn
painting of a paradise garden with kangaroos, numbats, dingos and birds sitting around an Australian Aboriginal painting
Date
Today (Daily until Sunday 31 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous art

Six Seasons Gallery is a space dedicated to the display and interpretation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • historical
  • family-children
patch work imagery of a tree with no leaves
Date
Today (Daily until Monday 15 January)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Looking Glass

WA artist Gregory Pryor has created an immersive new work which draws upon his investigations into isolated landscapes of Western Australia.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • family-children
inkjet print of volcanic island
Date
Today (Daily until Monday 11 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Bill Henson

A National Gallery of Victoria exhibition on display in Perth. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • learn
Photo of a women dressed as a wind up doll and another woman dressed as a circus ring master in a field.
Date
Saturday 30 September - Monday 9 October
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

2017 AWESOME Festival

Invite curiosity and inspire creativity.

  • art-exhibitions
  • screening
  • learn
  • music-performance
  • family-children
Adult and child at Elizabeth Quay using iPad
Date
Saturday 7 October
Location
Elizabeth Quay

#heartofgold Discovery Trail Launch

Embark on a virtual gold treasure hunt from Elizabeth Quay to the historic Perth Mint.

  • family-children
Portrait of Heath Ledger holding an old still shot camera with a yellow wash background
Date
Saturday 14 October - Monday 29 January
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Discover a passionate film-maker – admire a screen legend – celebrate a local hero.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • screening
  • historical
  • learn
painting of a paradise garden with kangaroos, numbats, dingos and birds sitting around an Australian Aboriginal painting
Date
Today (Daily until Sunday 31 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous art

Six Seasons Gallery is a space dedicated to the display and interpretation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • historical
  • family-children
patch work imagery of a tree with no leaves
Date
Today (Daily until Monday 15 January)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Looking Glass

WA artist Gregory Pryor has created an immersive new work which draws upon his investigations into isolated landscapes of Western Australia.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • family-children
inkjet print of volcanic island
Date
Today (Daily until Monday 11 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Bill Henson

A National Gallery of Victoria exhibition on display in Perth. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • learn
Portrait of Heath Ledger holding an old still shot camera with a yellow wash background
Date
Saturday 14 October - Monday 29 January
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Discover a passionate film-maker – admire a screen legend – celebrate a local hero.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • screening
  • historical
  • learn
Image of artist version of drones hanging from the roof
Date
Friday 10 November
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

I Don't Want To Be There When It Happens

An exhibtion that explores the relationship between art practice and trauma, loss and grief.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • family-children
Image of everyday materials clustered together
Date
Friday 10 November
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Remedial works

International artists have come together to deliver an exhibtion displaying the effects of materials on contemporay global societies. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • learn
People walking with prams, children, pets and balloons.
Date
Sunday 19 November
Location
Elizabeth Quay

The Big Pram Walk

WA’s biggest walk raising awareness for perinatal anxiety and depression.

  • community-charity
  • family-children
painting of a paradise garden with kangaroos, numbats, dingos and birds sitting around an Australian Aboriginal painting
Date
Today (Daily until Sunday 31 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous art

Six Seasons Gallery is a space dedicated to the display and interpretation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • historical
  • family-children
patch work imagery of a tree with no leaves
Date
Today (Daily until Monday 15 January)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Looking Glass

WA artist Gregory Pryor has created an immersive new work which draws upon his investigations into isolated landscapes of Western Australia.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • family-children
inkjet print of volcanic island
Date
Today (Daily until Monday 11 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Bill Henson

A National Gallery of Victoria exhibition on display in Perth. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • learn
Portrait of Heath Ledger holding an old still shot camera with a yellow wash background
Date
Saturday 14 October - Monday 29 January
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Discover a passionate film-maker – admire a screen legend – celebrate a local hero.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • screening
  • historical
  • learn
Image of artist version of drones hanging from the roof
Date
Saturday 11 November - Sunday 24 December
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

I Don't Want To Be There When It Happens

An exhibtion that explores the relationship between art practice and trauma, loss and grief.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • family-children
Image of everyday materials clustered together
Date
Saturday 11 November - Sunday 24 December
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Remedial works

International artists have come together to deliver an exhibtion displaying the effects of materials on contemporay global societies. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • learn
patch work imagery of a tree with no leaves
Date
Today (Daily until Monday 15 January)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Looking Glass

WA artist Gregory Pryor has created an immersive new work which draws upon his investigations into isolated landscapes of Western Australia.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • family-children
Portrait of Heath Ledger holding an old still shot camera with a yellow wash background
Date
Saturday 14 October - Monday 29 January
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Discover a passionate film-maker – admire a screen legend – celebrate a local hero.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • screening
  • historical
  • learn

Attractions

Scarborough beach
Location

Scarborough Beach

With crystal blue water and white sand, it’s no wonder Scarborough Beach is one of Perth's most popular beaches.

  • family-children
View of Barrack Street Jetty with a Carousel from the Bell Tower
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Barrack Street Jetty

Barrack Street Jetty is a popular tourist destination and a favourite spot for dining, entertainment and recreation.

  • shopping
  • food-drink
  • family-children
  • sport-recreation
  • music-performance
  • cruises-tours
  • markets
Mini golf putting with a yellow ball
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Adventure Golf

Test your putting skills in a fun 18 hole mini golf course.

  • sport-recreation
  • family-children
View of the WA Museums front entrance with a crowd sitting on the steps in the foreground.
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

WA Museum

The Western Australian Museum is the State’s premier cultural organisation, housing WA’s scientific and cultural collection. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • screening
  • learn
Photo looking down at the BHP Billiton Water Park mosaic
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Pinjah

Inspired by many elements of the Noongar people this mosaic sits at the base of the BHP Billiton Water Park

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
External view of the State Library of WA entrance with people sitting in the foreground.
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

State Library of WA

The State Library of WA is more than just a place for books - enjoy film screenings, family activities, tours and exhibitions.

  • art-exhibitions
  • cruises-tours
  • learn
  • screening
  • family-children
The Water Line at Midland's Railway Square
Location
Midland

Railway Square

Railway Square is becoming the vibrant heart of the new Workshops village.

  • family-children
Wetland-2.jpg
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Wetland

The Wetland is a fresh water ecology which is home to plant and animal species once common throughout Perth, including native fish, frogs and invertebrates. It has a stage making it an ideal spot for events, and steps which provide seating for audiences or passers-by looking for a peaceful spot to relax.

  • community-charity
  • music-performance
  • family-children
Play-Space.jpg
Location

Play Space

Based on nature and sound, the play space focuses on climbing, balance, energy, music, texture and educational play - sensory elements to inspire young people’s imagination and creativity. 

  • family-children
Child's hand in dinosaur footprint
Date
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Discovery Zone

Explore the WA Museum’s new Discovery Zone, now open at the State Library.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • historical
  • learn
The Elizabeth Quay bridge at night
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay Bridge

The 20-metre high suspension bridge is open to pedestrians and cyclists and is an iconic architectural feature of the quay.

  • sport-recreation
  • family-children
Two girls on the Elizabeth Quay Carousel horses
Location
Elizabeth Quay

The Elizabeth Quay Carousel

This traditional, handcrafted Venetian carousel is sure to delight the young and young at heart.

  • family-children
Rubra on the Swan, cafe next to the WA Rowing Club on the Swan River
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Rubra on the Swan

Enjoy a coffee, a bite to eat or to purchase coffee beans direct from the roaster.

  • family-children
  • food-drink
Green open space surrounded by apartments, with steel sculpture in the centre
Location
Midland

Juniper Gardens

Juniper Gardens was once a neglected area – but it’s now an award-winning public square in the heart of Midland.

  • family-children
Community gathering at Coal Dam Park
Location
Midland

Coal Dam Park

Visit Coal Dam Park in Woodbridge Lakes to relax and enjoy the view.

  • family-children
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Location
Elizabeth Quay

Florence Hummerston Kiosk

The Florence Hummerston Kiosk, originally built in 1928, has been painstakingly relocated and rebuilt on the island.

  • food-drink
  • historical
  • family-children
The Duyfken when it arrived by the island at Elizabeth Quay
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Duyfken

Come aboard and explore the replica of the historic Duyfken – the Dutch barge and first ship to land on Australian shores in 1616.

  • learn
  • historical
  • family-children
Module 4 Subiaco Common - WEB.jpg
Location
Subi Centro

Subiaco Common

Subiaco Common was designed for the many different groups of people who live, visit or work in Subiaco.

  • family-children
Module 7 Gloucester Park replacement-web.jpg
Location
Riverside

Gloucester Park

Spend a Friday night at Gloucester Park - Perth’s centre of harness racing.

  • family-children
Bell-Tower-720x1200.jpg
Location
Elizabeth Quay

The Bell Tower

Visit one of the largest musical instruments on earth, housing the bells of Saint Martin in the Fields church from Trafalgar Square, London.

 

  • family-children
Urban-Orchard.jpg
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Urban Orchard

The Urban Orchard is a place to celebrate the importance of growing fresh, healthy food where we live.

  • community-charity
  • food-drink
  • markets
  • family-children
Gondola with 2 passengers cruising in Elizabeth Quay with the bridge in the background
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Gondolas on the Swan

A gondola ride offers a unique way to explore the Swan River or celebrate a special occasion, birthday, anniversary, wedding, Valentines Day and even a marriage proposal.

  • cruises-tours
  • sport-recreation
  • family-children
People enjoying the Island Playground at Elizabeth Quay
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Playground

A place for children young and old, families will love the island playground at Elizabeth Quay.

  • sport-recreation
  • learn
  • family-children
Aerial photo of the Isle of Voyage on the island at Elizabeth Quay
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Isle of Voyage

Dine out surrounded by the magnificent Swan River at this landmark eatery. 

  • food-drink
  • family-children
Young child enjoying the BHP Billiton Water Park
Location
Elizabeth Quay

BHP Water Park

BHP Water Park is home to an interactive water feature that uses lighting and choreographed water jets to create an engaging, fun and family friendly community space.

  • sport-recreation
  • family-children
The Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal at night time
Location
Elizabeth Quay

EDGE

This giant artwork runs the entire length of the inlet, illuminating the water.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
Elizabeth Quay Ferry
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Ferry

Transperth ferry services to South Perth operate from the Elizabeth Quay Jetty on the Western Promenade .

  • cruises-tours
  • family-children
External view of the State Theatre Centre of WA from across Roe Street at dusk.
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

State Theatre Centre of WA

State Theatre Centre presents contemporary performing arts, such as theatre and dance, in diverse ways with a focus on distinctive professional and contemporary work produced locally, nationally and internationally.

  • music-performance
  • family-children
View of the projections on the external walls of the Art Gallery of WA at night with a crowd sitting on the steps surrounding the wetland stage.
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Art Gallery of WA

Through their collections, programs, and stimulating exhibitions the Art Gallery of WA offers visitors unique and exciting encounters with the art of Western Australia, Australian Indigenous art and the art of the world. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
Coffee machine in all white room
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Isle General Store

The Isle General Store offers weekend coffee and takeaway lunches on the island.

  • food-drink
  • family-children
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Location
Elizabeth Quay

Enjoying the Swan River

Relax, get active or cruise on the river.

  • community-charity
  • sport-recreation
  • family-children
A crowd watching the 2014 Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown with dragon and dancers
Location

Chinese New Year 2016

From 12 to 9pm on Sunday 14 February 2016 the streets of Northbridge will come alive with Chinese New Year celebrations.

  • community-charity
  • food-drink
  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • music-performance
  • learn
  • markets
People enjoying the views from the Perth Explorer bus
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Perth Explorer

Perth Explorer operates an open air, fun tour around Perth. 

  • cruises-tours
  • family-children
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Location
Elizabeth Quay

Walking, Jogging and Cycling

Barrack Street Jetty is a great spot to start your workout or take a break, while Elizabeth Quay’s landmark bridge is a perfect place to pause and soak up the city views during your active adventure.

  • sport-recreation
  • family-children
Burgers and chips boxed up ready for sale
Location
Elizabeth Quay

V Burger Bar

Enjoy some of the best gourmet burgers in town at Elizabeth Quay.

  • food-drink
  • family-children
Plateia Hellas, Lake Street
Location
New Northbridge

Plateia Hellas

Situated on Lake Street, between Aberdeen and Newcastle streets, Plateia Hellas is a public piazza that has become a gateway to the Northbridge entertainment district.

  • food-drink
  • family-children