Venues and Facilities
Venues for hire
With its views of the Swan River and Perth city, beautifully landscaped gardens and parklands, Kings Park is a favourite for weddings, family functions, community events, memorial services, corporate functions and sporting activities. Find your venue is a useful tool to help you find the ideal location for your function out of the many venues available for hire.
Please note: a number of other venues available for use in the park are privately administered. Bookings are not available through the Kings Park Bookings Office. Please contact them directly for details.
General Park facilities
Visitor Information Centre
The Visitor Information Centre is designed to help you maximise your visit to Kings Park and Botanic Garden and is located next to Aspects of Kings Park in the Fraser Avenue Precinct. The Centre is open between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm seven days a week (closed Christmas Day) and provides visitor services including wheelchair hire, public telephone, internet access, maps, brochures, lost property enquiries and information on guided walks and tours.
Toilet facilities are available throughout Kings Park and Botanic Garden, at all major visitor precincts. The facilities map shows the location of all toilet facilities (including disabled toilets). Parenting facilities are available at most locations. Penalties apply for improper use of bushland and gardens.
Drinking fountains and refreshments
The Kings Park and Botanic Garden facilities map shows the location of free, drinking water fountains at all major visitor precincts. Refreshments are available for purchase at a number of easily accessible locations and free barbecue facilities are available at several locations.
Seats and shade
There is seating available throughout Kings Park and Botanic Garden. All parkland areas have park benches strategically located in busy areas, particularly along Fraser Avenue, in the Botanic Garden, Synergy Parkland and in the Lotterywest Family Area. Seating has also been placed along the Mt Eliza Escarpment and Law Walk to provide spectacular views of the Swan River and City of Perth. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic chairs and rugs for their comfort. There is plenty of shade available under the trees and sheltered pavilions. Portable sun shelters and marquees are not permitted.
Permanent lighting exists in high profile areas of Kings Park, in particular around Fraser Avenue and the Botanic Garden entry. Limited lighting is found along sections of the memorial drives (May and Lovekin Drives) to preserve the bushland and protect nocturnal fauna. Additional temporary lighting is used along some memorial drives and the Broadwalk Vista during special events such as concerts. It is advisable to carry a torch with you if you are visiting after dark.
Transport and parking
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is in the heart of Perth city and easy to get to by private vehicle or public transport. Kings Park provides free parking for visitors within the park boundaries. Transport options are available to suit all visitor needs.
- Last Updated: 09 December 2013