Kings Park and Botanic Garden is visited by nearly six million people each year. With its remarkable expanses of unique bushland, tranquil parklands and the State's Botanic Garden, and an outstanding array of high quality visitor services and opportunities for enjoyment, the park remains the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia.
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In order to get the most out of your visit to Kings Park and Botanic Garden, please refer to the Visitor Checklist below.
- Dogs are permitted in certain areas of Kings Park provided they are on a leash no longer than two metres. Dog owners must clean up after their animal and have their own deposit bags as they are not provided in the park. Dogs are not permitted within 10m of any playground area, on the elevated section of the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, inside Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, and at the Kings Park Festival, Australia Day, ANZAC Day and summer events. Guide dogs are excepted.
- For safety reasons, portable barbecues are not permitted. Special permission is granted for large, booked events. There are many free, electric barbecues available for public use in various locations in the park.
- Temporary structures such as sunshelters and marquees are not permitted anywhere in Kings Park. This also applies on special event days such as Australia Day and booked events, regardless of weather conditions.
- Parking spaces are limited and are reserved for visitors to the park only. Parking and leaving your vehicle in Kings Park is not permitted. This applies to all visitors intending to catch a bus or taxi out of the park, or walk into West Perth or the city or use Jacob's Ladder. Please adhere to parking signs and do not park on the lawns, over kerbs, in garden beds or on footpaths. Ensure your valuables are kept with you at all times. Parking guidelines are available for your information.
- Cycling is permitted on all main roads (40 kph speed limit) and along designated shared use pedestrian/cycle paths (10 kph speed limit) in Kings Park. All shared paths are identified through signage at the entry to each path.
- Keep updated on notices that will affect traffic, events, bookings and facilities within Kings Park. This is particularly important for all concert goers, visitors to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park and weekend visitors.
- Planning a visit to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park? This is an educational, nature based play area which is not suitable for large picnics, parties or swimming. Please be aware of the conditions of entry prior to your visit.
- For visitors with mobility problems, ACROD parking is available, with locations identified on the Kings Park Facilities map. A drop off zone in the State Botanic Garden is available for use during larger events where parking is limited. Wadjuk Carpark and Fraser Circle also have drop off zone areas for convenient access to the Fraser Avenue precinct.
- Rubbish bins are limited to barbecue areas, food outlets and the highly visited tourist areas. To preserve the high standards of the park, you are encouraged to take your rubbish with you and recycle.
- Decorations, banners, balloons and other similar items are not to be attached to trees, shelters and other fixed structures such as pavilions.
- It is advisable to carry a torch with you if you are visiting Kings Park after dark. Permanent lighting exists in high profile areas of Kings Park, especially around Fraser Avenue, the Botanic Garden entry and sections of the memorial drives (May and Lovekin Drives), as these are frequently visited at night. Temporary lighting is used additionally during special events such as concerts.
- Kings Park and Botanic Garden actively supports TravelSmart methods of travelling. Located just 1.5km from the CBD, the park is readily accessible by public transport. Call Transperth on 13 62 13 or visit transperth.wa.gov.au for more information.
- Have a question? Please contact us with any feedback you may have on your visit and refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more information. For emergency assistance from a Park Management Officer during your visit, please call 0418 923 973 from 7.00 am - 6.00 pm daily.