Perth's top event venues

We welcome applications for events at three of Perth's top venues located in the heart of the city - Elizabeth Quay, Perth Cultural Centre and the new Yagan Square which will open early 2018.

We want to partner with innovative event operators, business owners and developers to activate our places and be part of the city's liveliness, excitement and accessibility for all Western Australians and visitors.

We're open to ideas of all sorts, with family-friendly, food focused events and initiatives from local businesses strongly encouraged. 

Aerial showing Perth Cultural Centre, Yagan Square and Elizabeth Quay
  • View from top of Reverly of the opening weekend of Elizabeth Quay with Spanda

    Elizabeth Quay

    Elizabeth Quay offers sweeping views across the Swan River and back to the city skyline, making this destination a unique events and entertainment space. Surrounded by a mixture of food and beverage operators, the quay hosts venues suitable for a range of events and has had a full events calendar and millions of visits since opening in 2016. Its larger vacant lots will be available for events for a limited time.
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    Perth Cultural Centre

    Known as the cultural heart of Perth, this venue is a favourite for event goers both young and old. Its Urban Orchard with views back to the city is a real buzz at summertime. The venue also hosts the city's favourite cultural institutions and spills out onto the streets of Northbridge, lined with Perth's most popular eateries and meeting spots.
  • Yagan Square William Street Mall view east towards market hall

    Yagan Square

    Yagan Square will be an extraordinary place to visit and experience WA’s culture, heritage and environment. It will celebrate and showcase WA’s best in food and beverages through tenancies that include a market hall, restaurants and bars. The space will come alive through flexible spaces for performances and events. This will be the place to visit in 2018.

A range of exciting events

We've been working with event organisers since 2011 to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors into the city to be part of something unique and exciting. 

Each events season has seen something new emerge in Perth - from a beach in the middle of the city, to a container bar and ice skating rink. Perth has dressed in white to dine under the stars by the river, spent Sunday mornings planting at community gardens, flocked to arts and cultural festivals and spent summer nights wandering through outdoor markets. 

  • SOTA Festival crowds at Elizabeth Quay
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    Free family activities and the State of the Art music festival attracted tens of thousands to Elizabeth Quay for WA Day celebrations.

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    Elizabeth Quay was chosen as Perth's first ever Diner en Blanc's secret location. Over 1500 people dressed in white attended the 'chic picnic' and danced the night away under the stars and city lights.

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    Our venues have a range of attractions for children to enjoy, making them ideal locations for family-friendly events such as World's Biggest Playgroup Day.

  • A Fringe Festival performer in front of a ride at Elizabeth Quay
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    Fringe World Festival Perth has been a hit since its debut at Perth Cultural Centre in 2011. Its arts and cultural focus has been a match made in heaven for our venues and Perth's summer weather.

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    Each year dozens of food trucks descend on the Perth Cultural Centre transforming the space into a urban foodie paradise for the city’s original and greatest Food Truck Festival.

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    Elizabeth Quay is Perth’s top see and do destination. Families, locals and tourists flock to the quay to enjoy the cafés, bars and restaurants on offer as well as year round entertainment and events.

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    Our venues have been transformed by inner city outdoor ice skating rinks, roller skating, mini golf and pop up beaches, attracting kids, parents, grandparents and everyone in between to Perth's CBD.

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    Elizabeth Quay provides a stellar space and supporting infrastructure to host headline international music acts like Leftfield, Thievery Corporation, The Triffids, Jose Gonzales, Alison Wonderland, Shy FX among others.

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    You will find a unique sense of character at our venues. Their heritage charm, Western Australian spirit and waterfront charisma are much adored by visitors, adding unique appeal and value to events and activations.

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Our venues are about vibrancy and diversity, and always on the forefront of what's new, different and experimental. This is what makes them successful and well sought after spaces for events - big and small.

How to apply

If you are an event organiser looking to book one of our event spaces your first step is to contact our team so we can talk through your many options. 

17 event spaces to choose from

Up to 15,000 capacity

Grass, decking, paving and bitumen surfaces

Event spaces ranging from 416sqm - 13,000sqm

Bus, CAT, train and ferry services nearby

We will discuss your idea, its suitability for our spaces, dates and availability plus any other requirements. A meeting and site visit may also be required.

If your idea is considered suitable, you'll be asked to lodged an application with our team. Our Application Packs are full of details you will find useful - feel free to have a read before giving us a call. 

Contact us

Get in touch with our Place Activation Team on (08) 6557 0700 if you are interested in holding an event in one of our project areas. 

Please note that Midland and The Workshops are unavailble for bookings. If you'd like to book an event at Scarborough please contact City of Stirling

More about each venue

You can find more specific information on each of our place websites including venue options, sizes, surfaces, services, approvals and infrastructure maps.