Lightscape Kings Park FAQs

Do you accept Companion Cards?

Yes, holders of a government issued companion card can access a free ticket for their companion. Proof of eligibility will be required upon entry.

Please book these tickets through the booking process or by calling Ticketek’s Accessible Line on 1300 665 915.

Do I have to book in advance?

We recommend booking in advance online. Each timed entry has a limited capacity, and we expect this event to sell out. Tickets will be on sale at the venue, when not sold out, on event nights, from 16 June, Wednesday to Sunday.

If I book the wrong date, can I transfer my ticket to another date?

Unfortunately, this is not possible. It is important to make sure that you choose the right date and time slot when you buy tickets, as we are not able to offer exchanges or refunds after tickets have been purchased.

Can I purchase a Lightscape Gift Voucher?

Yes, you can purchase Lightscape Gift Vouchers to give as presents to friends and family. Lightscape Gift Vouchers can be redeemed to purchase 2023 Lightscape Tickets only via the online booking process or at Ticketek Agencies. Vouchers are not valid for purchase of dining packages or onsite food and beverage.

Vouchers do not guarantee entry to Lightscape and must be used to purchase tickets in advance. We would advise early use of your voucher as time-slots will sell out.

If I am delayed and miss my timeslot, can I join a later slot?

Yes. We will accommodate you in the next available timeslot on the same night.

What happens if it's raining?

Lightscape will go ahead in the event of rain or wind, so check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. If the weather presents a hazard and a risk to safety, a decision to cancel the event will be made at 2pm on the day of the event. You will be notified via email of any cancellation and the re-booking process which will include the ability to book on another day or a refund if this is not possible. Please check our website and social media pages for updates. 

I am visiting Kings Park and Botanic Garden during the day. Will I have to leave the garden before entering Lightscape in the evening?

Yes, to ensure that only ticket holders for Lightscape have entry to the evening event, daytime visitors must vacate the gardens. During the days when Lightscape is offered, the gardens will begin closure at 3:00 pm and will reopen for ticketed guests at 5:45 pm or 6:00 pm depending on the chosen event date.

How should I dress for this event?

This is an outdoor event, so please come prepared for the elements by wearing appropriate footwear and dressing warmly. Umbrellas are allowed on the trail, but we ask that you are courteous of other patrons when using them.

How long is the trail?

The trail is approximately two kilometres around the WA Botanic Garden.

How much time should we allow for this event?

That depends on your pace and how often you stop. However, as a general rule, you should allow about 90 minutes to ensure you have enough time to enjoy the full experience.

Should I arrive in advance of my visit time?

Leave adequate time to get to the start point, as you may need to park and walk. If you do arrive early, you can grab something to eat and drink before the entry to the event. If you do choose to arrive early, be mindful that you cannot enter until you allocated time. Your entry time is a 15-minute window from the time printed on your tickets. Last entry onto the trail will be 10 minutes after the final advertised timeslot.

After you are admitted, you may take as long as you would like to complete the trail. The event ends at 10pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 10:30 pm on Friday and Saturday. Our aim is to reduce wait times by staggering entry times, although there may still be some waiting time.

Is there parking?

Car access will be restricted to Fraser Avenue and May Drive with limited parking available in Wadjuk, Jorang and Poolgarla car parks, please refer to the map for details.

Plenty of parking can be found around West Perth, Dumas House, and along Kings Park Road. Shuttle buses will operate between West Perth and Kings Park.

Where is the nearest public transport?

The Transperth public bus service Route 935 operates regular services between Redcliffe Station and Kings Park until midnight.

The 935 Transperth bus route runs between Kings Park and Redcliffe Station until midnight. See the full 935 timetable here.

Will there be bike parking?

There will be ample bike racks for those who wish to ride to the event, these can be found in Wadjuk and Forrest car parks.

Can I come to the WA Botanic Garden after it closes if I do not have a Lightscape ticket?

Kings Park will remain open to the public with uninterrupted access to our beautiful parklands and bushland. The WA Botanic Garden will only be open to ticket holders in accordance with booked times. Tickets will be sold on-site, if available.

Can I bring drinks?

This is a fully licenced event and strictly no BYO alcoholic drinks can be brought into the venue; however, food and beverages will be available for sale at the entrance and on the route as well as Frasers Restaurant. More information on this offer will be available nearer the time.

Can I bring food?

This is a promenade event, so please do not bring eskies or picnics. Food trucks will be available on site before you enter and along the route. Fraser’s Restaurant will continue to operate (visit their website for details).

Will there be food and drinks available?

Yes, there will be a range of food on offer at Lightscape.

Can I bring a chair?

The experience is designed to be walked through, so no chairs are allowed.

Are there restrooms along the trail?

Yes, there are several areas along the trail that have restrooms for visitors.

Can I take pictures?

Absolutely and we would love you to share them! Be sure to tag #LightscapeKingsPark and #sonymusic. For safety reasons no tripods or monopods will be allowed.

Will I be walking on grass?

Yes, there will be sections along the route which cross grass and mulched paths.

Can I explore other parts of the gardens during LIghtscape?

Whilst you enjoy Lightscape you will be asked to remain on the paths and on the designated Lightscape trail. For your safety and to protect the Gardens, please do not walk in the garden beds or on the lawns.

Are the pathways wheelchair accessible?

The route is designed so that it can be navigated on paths. There are some paths whose gradients are steep and audience members may benefit from assistance. A limited number of wheelchairs will be made available for those who require assistance.

If the weather conditions prohibit the trail from being fully accessible, for those needing mobility devices (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.), consideration will be made on a case-by-case basis to allow for tickets to be transferred to alternate dates.

Visitors using mobility devices may find some sections of the trail challenging, there are opportunities to detour these sections if required.

Are prams/strollers allowed?

Yes, prams/strollers are allowed.

Are pets allowed?

No pets allowed, except for service animals.

Is there white strobe lighting?

There will be some lighting sequences that have some flashing lights contained within them; however, there is no strobe lighting.

Is there smoke or haze?

Haze may be used in some areas of the trail.

Will the lights affect the animals?

When planning the Lightscape trail we ensure a Fauna Assessment Report is undertaken. All recommendations from this report are incorporated into the planning of the event to minimise the impact on fauna.

Will there be a cloak room?

No cloaking facilities will be supplied, so please travel light.

Moonlight Cinema Competition Terms and Conditions

The Prize

  1. A prize of 2 x passes per winner to Perth Moonlight Cinema. Can only be used for sessions in February-March 2023. Cannot be exchanged for cash. Please note that all other costs associated with the prize (for example transport costs) must be covered by you.

Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. The winning entrant must post a photo of a WA native in use in their garden on the Facebook post dated 2 February 2023.
  2. Employees of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) and Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) are not eligible to win.
  3. Entry to the Moonlight Cinema competition is open to all Western Australian residents who post a photo of a WA native in use in their garden on the Facebook post from Thursday 2 February 2023 until 5:00 pm (AWST) Tuesday 7 February 2023.
  4. Winners will be contacted via Facebook direct message (to obtain email addresses).
  5. Winners will be drawn at random using an automated process.
  6. The winner is responsible for all other expenses associated with the prize (including travel costs to and from the Moonlight Cinema location).
  7. If a winner is under 18 years of age, the prize must be claimed by their parent or legal guardian.
  8. Tickets are electronic and will be emailed to winners.
  9. By entering the competition, winners agree to have their first names published by BGPA.
  10. The BGPA shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss) or personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with either participation or with any prizes offered.
  11. The BGPA reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions and if we do so, we will publish the amended version on this website prior to the close of the competition.
  12. For e-voucher terms and conditions, please visit Experience This.

Kings Park Education Survey Competition Terms and Conditions

The Prize

  1. One school pass to a Kings Park Education excursion of your choice (excludes Special School Events). The program must be redeemed in 2020 and cannot be exchanged for cash. Please note that all other costs associated with the excursion (for example transport costs) must be covered by your school.

Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. Employees of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) and Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) are not eligible to win.
  2. Entry to the Kings Park Education Survey competition is open to all Western Australian residents who complete an online survey that includes their email address by 5.00 pm (AWST) on Friday, 28 February 2020.
  3. The winner will be contacted via email on Monday, 2 March 2020.
  4. The winner of the competition will be drawn at random using an automated process.
  5. The winner is responsible for all other expenses incurred during travel to and from the prize location.
  6. If the winner is under 18 years of age, the prize must be claimed by their parent or legal guardian.
  7. Winners will be notified using the contact details provided during the entry process.
  8. If the prize winner fails to make contact with the BGPA to claim their prize within 72 hours, then they forfeit their claim and the BGPA reserves the right to draw another winner.
  9. Competition winners agree to have their first names published by BGPA.
  10. The BGPA shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss) or personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with either participation or with any prizes offered.
  11. The BGPA will not pass on the email addresses of competition entrants after the winners have been notified.
  12. Competition entrants agree to be added to Kings Park Education newsletter list.
  13. The BGPA reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions and if we do so, we will publish the amended version on this website prior to the close of the competition.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is an A-Class Reserve managed under the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) Act and Regulations. Kings Park is Western Australia’s most visited destination and can be exceptionally busy. Following these Terms and Conditions ensures that all visitors, whether holding an event or not, can enjoy their visit to the park.

BGPA Regulations

  • All visitors must abide by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Act 1998 (the Act), Botanic Gardens and Parks Regulations 1999 (the Regulations) and obey any other signage or direction by BGPA.
  • Event / function organisers are required to ensure that attendees and contractors abide by these Terms and Conditions.
  • Any breach of the Regulations and/or these Terms and Conditions may result in infringements issued to individuals, contractors and/or the event / function organiser.
  • Organisers will be required to pay for any damages arising from an event / function.
  • BGPA is to be indemnified against any claim or action arising from an event / function.
  • BGPA reserves the right to cancel a booking at any time; in this case, any venue hire fees will be refunded in full.

Visiting Kings Park

The following terms and conditions apply to all visitors in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Vehicles, Parking and Access

  • All vehicles must observe the 40/20 km/h speed limits that apply throughout Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
  • Learner drivers are not permitted in the park; this is noted on the Learner’s Permit.
  • Parking in Kings Park and Botanic Garden is free, providing visitors remain in the park at all times.
  • BGPA is unable to reserve any parking bays.
  • Vehicles are not permitted to drive or park on paths, over curbs, on lawn or in bushland.
  • Vehicles must not stop / park in No Parking or No Stopping zones. This includes wedding cars and catering vans.
  • Vehicles must be correctly parked before any equipment can be unloaded.
  • The removal of barriers, bollards or fences and ground marking is prohibited at all times.
  • Venue access by large vehicles such as catering vehicles requires approval by BGPA to enter certain areas. A Park Management Officer (PMO) will then specify which areas may be used and provide a suitable access route. At the initial entry to the site, the PMO must be present. Information of the service vehicle’s size, weight and the number of vehicles attending is required at the site meeting.
  • Any access routes are for ‘drop off’ only and at no time are vehicles to be parked on the access route.
  • Refer to Transport options for further information on terms and conditions relating to specific types of vehicles and parking.


  • Cycling is permitted on all main roads (40 km/h speed limit or other speed limit as signed) and along designated shared use pedestrian / cycle paths (10 km/h speed limit) in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
  • Bike racks are located in multiple locations around Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
  • Cycling is not permitted on pedestrian only paths, in the Fraser Avenue precinct or in the Western Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Cycling is not permitted on lawns, garden beds or in bushland.
  • Refer to Transport options for further information on terms and conditions relating to cycling.

Music, Games and Activities

  • Please respect others’ quiet enjoyment of the park. Loud noise, including whistles, drums or bagpipes is strictly prohibited. Live music will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Non-powered musical instruments, portable speakers, battery powered amplifiers and Personal Address (PA) systems may be operated quietly with prior written approval from BGPA. A 30 minute time limit applies to PA or amplifier usage.
  • Giant games, organised ball games, laser games and other sporting activities are restricted to designated areas and require prior approval.
  • Bouncy castles, bucking bulls, animal farms, trackless trains and bubble machines are not permitted.
  • Face-painting requires prior written approval; drop sheets must be used to protect the ground and any waste water containing paint must be disposed of at toilet blocks.
  • Please contact the Bookings Officer for approval before booking any activity or supplier for your event.

Funerals and Ashes

  • It is not permitted to hold a funeral or bring a hearse into Kings Park. Memorial services are permitted, provided they are booked through the Bookings Officer. Refer to venue hire and booking information above.
  • The scattering or burial of ashes is not permitted under any circumstances.


  • A person must not, without permission, take still or motion pictures by photographic or electronic means for the purpose of public display, broadcast or transmission; or use in the promotion or sale of goods or services.
  • Filming or photography in the State War Memorial precinct also requires written permission from the Returned and Services League of Western Australia (RSLWA).
  • Wedding filming or photography is not permitted on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway at any time.
  • Please refer to the Film and Photography section for permit application forms and further details.

Drone Use

  • The ‘hobby’ use of drones or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) can be a nuisance and a safety risk to other visitors. As a result, recreational drone use is not supported in Kings Park or Bold Park.
  • Certified commercial operators who wish to use drones must seek formal permission from BGPA through the Commercial Filming and Photography application form.
  • General regulations for the recreational use of drones include that your drone must be within your line-of-sight at all times, remain at least 30 metres away from other people and not fly over anyone, respect personal privacy, not fly higher than 120 metres above the ground and not create any hazard to another aircraft, person or property. Further information is available on the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's (CASA) droneflyer website.


  • No animals apart from dogs are permitted in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
  • Dogs are permitted in certain areas of Kings Park provided they are on a leash no longer than two metres.
  • Dogs are not permitted within 10 metres 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. Service dogs are excepted.
  • Dog owners must clean up after their animal and have their own deposit bags as they are not provided in the park.
  • Please do not feed the wildlife.


  • Organisers of events / functions are required to ensure that attendees and contractors abide by these Terms and Conditions and any other signage or direction by BGPA staff.
  • Children must be appropriately supervised at all times.
  • Any children under 12 years of age taking part in an organised event within Kings Park, e.g. sporting events, are not permitted in Kings Park Bushland areas and require adult supervision in all other areas with an adult to child ratio of 1:4.
  • Individuals 12 - 18 years involved in organised events in Kings Park require adult supervision with an adult to youth ratio of 1:10.

Kings Park Bushland

  • For conservation reasons and due to the sensitive nature of bushland, visitors must remain on designated pathways at all times. Please do not bring into or remove from Kings Park any soil matter or flowers / plants.
  • Tracks or pathways under restoration are strictly out of bounds – no barriers, bollards or fencing should be removed.
  • Planned events on bushland tracks are limited to walking or running activities, with the route developed in conjunction with and approved by BGPA.
  • Areas where work is in progress should be avoided and participants must keep to the approved route.
  • The number of sporting events on bushland tracks is limited to ten per year.
  • Events of greater than 100 people may require staggered starting times to prevent overcrowding on pathways and deterioration of surrounding vegetation. This may also require modification of the race start point and direction of flow to spread the field.
  • A limit of 250 participants per event may be approved by the BGPA for events using tracks and paths in the bushland precinct.
  • Prior to an event, organisers must conduct a briefing with participants to outline the conservation significance of Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Please advise participants to keep to the middle of tracks and allow a maximum of two persons abreast for safety reasons and to avoid damage to gardens and bushland. Entry into the bushland (off tracks and paths) is not permitted.
  • Organisers must ensure that all warning signs and instructions from BGPA are adhered to.
  • All users of bushland tracks must be courteous to other park users, such as giving way to oncoming traffic.
  • Route markers are to be self-supporting and removed at the end of the race. No markers are to be attached to plants, trees, signs or bollards. The use of flour, powders or dyes as markers are not permitted.
  • The positioning of marshals may be required to prevent cutting of corners within the bushland. This requirement is to be determined in consultation with a BGPA representative in development of the route.
  • All infrastructure, including drink stations, is to be approved by BGPA and located in designated parkland areas.
  • Closure of the bushland occurs during days of Extreme or Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating, during declared Total Fire Ban or if there is an active bushfire in Kings Park. It is recommended that events are not conducted on days when severe weather warnings are active for the Perth area.

Hire Venues

If you are booking an event / function, these Terms and Conditions must be agreed to as part of the booking application and communicated to all guests and hired services.

Social and community groups of under 25 attendees are not required to inform the park of their visit unless they require an activity permit such as an alcohol licence, wish to hire a venue for their group's own use, or are engaging an external provider.

Social and community groups of 25 – 49 attendees who do not wish to hire a venue for their group’s own use are required to make a 'Visit to the Park' booking, which is free of charge. Contact the Bookings Officer for further information or clarification.

Corporate bookings regardless of attendance numbers will incur the applicable fees. A copy of the organiser’s Public Liability and Worker’s Compensation insurance cover is required for corporate functions.

All groups of 50 attendees or over, or groups of any size who wish to book a venue for their group’s own use are required to make a booking and pay the associated fees.

Security guards, first aid, and additional toilet and rubbish facilities may be required for events greater than 100 persons.

Venues and Availability

  • There are many areas of the park which can be used for a function or event. To secure a venue, a booking must be made and fees will apply.
  • The Hire Venues section details appropriate function types and the capacity of each venue, as well as venue calendar availability.
  • Once you have selected your venue or venues and you wish to make a booking, refer to Make a booking section.
  • Bookings are entered into a bookings system and a sign is placed at the venue to reserve the space. Exclusive use cannot be granted for any grassed areas and no areas can be cordoned off.
  • A site meeting may be necessary for large events / functions, professionally catered events / functions, sporting events, or for functions requiring additional infrastructure. The Bookings Officer will advise if a site meeting is required which will incur an additional fee (please refer to the Fees and Charges section of your application form).
  • Special consideration and planning is required for medium-sized events (functions or events for groups larger than 250 attendees).
  • Venue hire is only available between 9.00 am and 6.00 pm. Fitness training and sporting event booking times are negotiable.
  • Venue restrictions may apply to accommodate major events, special occasions or maintenance works. The Bookings Officer will advise of any restrictions that apply at the time of booking. These include:
    • Restrictions on select venues within the Western Australian Botanic Garden and Fraser Avenue Precinct between 1 - 30 September each year during the Kings Park Festival.
    • Restrictions on select venues within the Western Australian Botanic Garden from late October to the end of April each year during the summer concerts season.
    • Fraser Avenue Precinct venues are restricted from 21 to 26 April for ANZAC Day services. On the morning of Anzac Day or Remembrance Day, bookings are not taken in the whole Fraser Avenue Precinct.
    • Bookings are not taken for Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Australia Day or Mother’s Day.
    • The Lotterywest Federation Walkway and the State War Memorial precinct cannot be booked.
  • If a venue becomes unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, BGPA will negotiate with the organiser for an alternative available venue.

Fees, Refunds and Cancellations

  • Venue hire fees vary depending on the venue, the duration of the hire, the type of event / function and the number of participants or guests. Fees and Charges are outlined on the booking application forms for the event type.
  • All bookings incur a minimum non-refundable fee.
  • All fees must be paid on application.
    Online payment for group bookings is not available at this time. Payments can be made by phone, email, post or in person and no transaction fees apply. If cheques or credit card details are not honoured on presentation, payment shall be deemed unsuccessful. Please refer to the payments section for more information.
  • Please take care when making your booking. Refunds can only be provided if a booking is cancelled by the organiser more than 10 days prior to the event / function. Fees will not be refunded after the booked date or as a result of inclement weather. Please allow 10 working days for any refund to be processed.
  • BGPA reserves the right to cancel a booking at any time. Full refunds will be issued for bookings cancelled by BGPA, including those cancelled directly due to WA government directives or due to extreme weather conditions.
  • BGPA may be able to postpone your event for up to 12 months. No fees are incurred to postpone your event.

Furniture, Infrastructure and Equipment

Bookings are taken for venue hire only. Chairs, tables or other items are not provided or available for hire.

  • Any equipment, other than tables and chairs, must have prior written approval from BGPA, be freestanding and placed in the booked area only, without being attached to, stacked against, or causing damage to any building, shelter, pavilion, sign, garden, tree or lawn.
  • Tables chairs and any additional approved furniture or infrastructure must be delivered to the venue by hand or by small hand trolley. Cars or delivery vehicles are not permitted to drive onto grassed areas or stop in No Stopping zones. Pallet furniture must be heat-treated, painted or varnished; pallets of raw wood are not permitted.
  • Structures including but not limited to shade cloths, tents, gazebos, tepees and market umbrellas are not permitted regardless of weather conditions.
  • Free-standing marquees are restricted to specific areas. Venue hire fees apply and a site meeting is required for final approval. Marquees are not available for hire from BGPA.
  • Obstruction of pathways is not permitted, including by equipment which may cross over a path.
  • The use of fitness equipment is subject to prior written approval from BGPA. Gym apparatus such as bench presses, rowing machines, steppers, weight bars, large tyres, ropes and other heavy elements are not permitted.
  • The use of memorials, trees and other park infrastructure (e.g. benches and picnic tables) for fitness training is inappropriate and prohibited.
  • No ground covering, including but not limited to boards, rubber matting and plastic sheeting is to be laid without the approval of BGPA. The Park Management must also approve the length of time the covering can be in position.
  • There must be no disturbance or damage to any sprinklers, water features, flora, fauna or infrastructure.

Power and Electrical Equipment

  • A 15 amp power outlet is available at some bookable sites; this may be used free of charge if you have requested power as part of a booking. Please check the output of your electrical equipment beforehand.
  • Residual current devices (RCDs) protect electrical outlets and equipment in areas available to the public, however, all electrical equipment must be in good working order, tagged and comply with relevant Australian Standards.
  • Generators and/or gas equipment are not permitted without written permission.

Signage and Decorations

  • Each booked area will be identified by a BGPA A4 sign.
  • At the time of booking, permission may be sought to erect an additional freestanding sign of no larger than A3 to be placed within your booked area to assist guests with locating the function.
  • No signage is to be erected outside your booked area, such as for directional or promotional purposes.
  • Marking the ground or turf with any substance is prohibited.
  • Signage, decorations or other items cannot be staked into the ground, nailed, hung or attached to any memorial, monument, pavilion, gazebo, railing, bench, sign or tree.
  • Wedding bouquets and freestanding, cut flower arrangements are permitted.
  • The following popular decorative features are not permitted:
    • Live topiary trees, live plant matter (apart from cut flowers), soil or sand.
    • Candles, lanterns and other open flames.
    • Confetti, flower / rose petals (real or artificial), seeds and rice.
  • It is prohibited to release decorations, animals and birds including but not limited to:
    • Balloons
    • Butterflies
    • Doves

Catering and Alcohol

Picnics and self-catered options are welcome. Please leave our beautiful parkland the way you found it and dispose of any rubbish correctly.

If you intend to engage external caterers for a function and/or supply alcohol, please refer to these Catering and Alcohol guidelines and contact the Bookings Officer for further information or clarification.

BGPA aims to conserve and enhance the natural environment and amenity of its designated lands and recognises its responsibility to provide safe recreational opportunities for the visitors to Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

The event / function organiser, their guests and contractors are required to obey any directions given by BGPA’s Chief Executive Officer, his/her delegate or a Park Management Officer (PMO) if at any time BGPA considers there may be a risk to the park or to public safety, or if any of the conditions stated in the guidelines below are breached.


  • A written permit should be obtained from BGPA if alcohol is to be consumed. For an event / function, this is required regardless of whether it is supplied by the organiser or if guests bring their own. The permit may be obtained as part of the application process.
  • Large, catered and/or corporate functions may require additional licences from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. It is the organiser’s responsibility to obtain the relevant licence/s prior to the event / function.
  • The alcohol permit is only valid for the approved event and maximum number of guests as specified on the permit.
  • All service, supply and consumption of alcohol must comply with Western Australian laws, including the Liquor Licensing Act 1988, the Health Act 1911, the Botanic Gardens and Park Authority Act 1988 and BGPA regulations
  • Persons serving or consuming alcohol must be over 18 years of age and carry photographic proof of such. Alcohol must not be served to or consumed by persons aged under 18 years or intoxicated persons.
  • Alcohol consumption must remain within the venue area. It must not be consumed in children’s playgrounds, on roads or thoroughfares.
  • Alcohol consumption is restricted to no more than 2 standard drinks per adult in the first hour followed by 1 standard drink per hour thereafter. Alcohol is limited to 1 standard drink per adult within the Place of Reflection for the duration of the event.
  • Alcohol service and consumption must not impact other park users or the venue.
  • No alcohol-related games or contests are allowed.
  • Food, soft drink and low-alcohol drink alternatives must be provided to all guests.
  • BGPA promotes a glass and smoke free venue. Alcohol should be served in non-glass containers.


  • Catering vans, including but not limited to ice-cream and beverage carts, are not permitted to trade in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Small, unpowered carts may be considered at certain sites on a case by case basis.
  • All catered functions held in the Fraser Avenue or Botanic Garden precincts are required to obtain a quotation for catering from Fraser’s Restaurant. You are not obliged to employ Fraser’s Restaurant if you have received a more suitable quotation from another caterer.
  • It is the event organiser’s responsibility to inform all hired services of these Terms and Conditions. The caterer is responsible for all catering staff and ensuring that the staff understand BGPA's Terms and Conditions.
  • A copy of the caterer’s current Public Liability Insurance is to be submitted with the booking application form.
  • Caterers are required to adhere to Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines.
  • Caterers must stay within the approved function area. It is to be kept clean, tidy and safe at all times.
  • The cost of repairing damage to trees, garden beds, turf, infrastructure or services caused by catering staff and vehicles will be charged to the organiser.
  • A site meeting may be required with a PMO to discuss details and agree to conditions and regulations.

Barbecues and Pizza Ovens

Free electric barbecues are available in May Drive Parkland, Poorlgarla Family Area, Saw Avenue Picnic Area and the Pines Picnic Area on Fraser Avenue. Barbecues are available to all park users and cannot be reserved. The booking of a venue does not include exclusive use of a barbecue.

  • The use of portable barbecues, pizza ovens, spit roasts and bain-maries will only be considered when operated by a professional catering company and in selected areas for events / functions of 80 people or more. The use of portable gas barbecues is restricted to certain venues and requires written approval from BGPA.
  • The caterer is solely responsible for the supervision of and any injuries relating to the use of these items. 
  • The caterer is to ensure adequate drip trays are in place and is solely responsible for the removal of any spillage that may occur.
  • Barbecues must not be placed inside any structure or on lawns.
  • Barbecues mounted on a trailer must not be driven or parked on the lawn or in No Parking or No Standing zones. An appropriate area will be designated at the site meeting.
  • No external catering equipment is permitted for use within Kings Park and Botanic Garden in the event of a Total Fire Ban or on days of Very High Fire Danger or above.

Rubbish, Ice and Hot Water Disposal

  • Please leave our beautiful park the way your found it. All rubbish must be removed or placed inside rubbish bins. Leaving the rubbish next to a rubbish bin is classed as littering and will incur a fine. If the bins are full, please take your rubbish with you. Littering, including the throwing of confetti, rice or petals is prohibited.
  • All ice and hot water must be emptied onto mulched areas. Ice and hot water must not be emptied on the lawn or planted garden beds as it causes damage to these areas.
  • The site must be left in a clean, tidy and safe condition.


BGPA may issue infringements for any breaches of the Regulations and penalties will apply.

In the case of booked events / functions, the infringement will be issued to the event organiser. If you have received an infringement from BGPA, please refer to the Infringements section for more information.

School Ball parking

Temporary parking on Fraser Avenue will not be provided for buses, limos and cars, and fines will apply.

Rotary Wishing Well works

Works will be taking place at the Rotary Wishing Well near Fraser Circle from 17 January 2023 until further notice.

Blue Boat House works

The City of Perth will be replacing the timber stairs at the blue boat house from Monday 30 January until Tuesday 28 February 2023.

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Rare plants stolen from Kings Park

We're devastated to announce up to 900 of WA’s rarest orchids have been stolen from the Conservation Garden in Kings Park.

Dr Scalzo awarded Medal of the Order of Australia

Congratulations to Kings Park's Dr Tony Scalzo on receiving the award of a Medal of the Order of Australia (General Division).

Life after fire: a seed's 70 year journey

Bushfires are devastating for the communities they rip through. In the Quairading fires in February this year, farmer Murray Williams lost everything on his farm apart from his home.

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