The Returned and Services League (RSL) accepted responsibility for the maintenance and preservation of the plaques along Kings Park's Honour Avenues in 1922.

Honour Avenues Group. Photo: D. Nicolson. The first Honour Avenue in Kings Park was dedicated to 404 fallen soldiers in August 1919 on the fifth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. The responsibility of maintenance was delegated to the RSL's West Perth Sub-Branch, now known as the Highgate Sub-Branch.

The RSL Sub-Branch formed the Honour Avenue Committee in 1948 following the dedication of over 300 World War II plaques in Lovekin Drive. 

There are currently almost 1800 plaques along Honour Avenues in Kings Park. Further details, including photographs and location maps, are available via an online database.

Applications for new plaques

Dedication ceremonies are held four times a year for plaques approved by the Honour Avenues Group. There is a limit of 12 additional plaques per dedication ceremony.
The criteria to apply for a new plaque are:

  • The person must be listed on the State War Memorial in Kings Park.
  • The person must have died overseas on active service and is buried overseas or has no known grave.
  • The person must have enlisted in Western Australia.

Please contact the Honour Avenues Group for further information.

Kings Park access disruption

Part of the Western Path between Monash Avenue and Aberdare Road will be closed from Monday, 8 February 2021 due to construction works on The Kids’ Bridge, pedestrian detours will be in place.

DNA Tower closure

The DNA Tower in Kings Park will be closed from Monday, 8 February 2021 until mid-April 2021 due to maintenance.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in February-March 2021 due to concert events.

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Farewell and thank you Grady and Lesley

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

Noongar Boodja Six Seasons is back!

Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

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