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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority receives a large number of media enquries. Please review the information provided and contact our Customer Services Officer if you require clarification or further assistance.

Recent news

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority publishes news regularly on this website.

In the media

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require transcripts of the audio files or further information.

Video clips

Visit the 'Recommended viewing' playlist on our YouTube channel for more.

Radio interviews

ABC Radio with Alan Barrett, Executive Director of Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, 11 September 2019:

ABC Radio with Barbara Henderson, Kings Park Volunteer Guide, 11 September 2019:

ABC Radio with Digby Growns, Senior Plant Breeder in Kings Park, 11 September 2019:

ABC Radio with Lesley Hammersley, Director of Horticulture and Conservation, 11 September 2019:

ABC Radio with Luke Sweedman, Kings Park's Seed Collector, 11 September 2019:

6PR with Pippa Moodie, President of Friends of Kings Park, 1 September 2019:

6PR with Bill Bryson, world renowned travel author, 13 March 2014:

Media enquiries

All media enquiries should be directed to the Manager Partnerships, Communications and Marketing of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

Manager Communications and Marketing
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
Fraser Avenue, Kings Park
Western Australia 6005

Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3684 (Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm)
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Urgent after hours enquiries only: 0419 028 904

Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3688 (Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Media visits

All media are required to contact the Bookings Officer prior to visiting Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and Bold Park. This will ensure the location is available and your visit goes smoothly.

A person must not, without permission, take still or motion pictures on the designated land by photographic or electronic means for the purpose of public display, broadcast or transmission (Botanic Gardens and Parks Regulations 1999 Part 5: Section 28). Special consideration applies to filming and photography in the State War Memorial Precinct.

Please fill in the Media Bookings form below and submit it to the Bookings Officer prior to your visit:

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A different form is required for commercial filming (including wedding photography and that for use in promotion of sale of goods or services).

Image requests

Requests for publicity images of Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Bold Park should be emailed to the Executive Officer on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please specify:

  • Purpose
  • Subject of image
  • High or low resolution
  • Contact details

The photographer must be credited at all times and an accurate caption or description of image used.

Christmas and New Year services

Visitors are advised that a number of services within Kings Park and Botanic Garden will be unavailable over the Christmas and New Year period.

Naturescape summer opening hours

In response to warming Perth summers and an increased frequency of very high fire danger days, BGPA has considered optimum visitor comfort and safety by implementing a change in summer opening hours in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park from 29 December – 30 January 2022.

Works at Mount Eliza Reservoir

The Water Corporation will be conducting upgrade works to the Mount Eliza Reservoir inlet in Kings Park from mid-June.

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Welcome to new Kings Park Science Summer Scholars

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is pleased to welcome the 2021-22 Kings Park Science Summer Scholars. 

Art, science and culture connect in seagrass-inspired exhibit

Art, science and culture are all coming together in a beautiful series of seagrass-inspired artworks, on display from 3 - 9 December at Aspects Gallery Shop in Kings Park.

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park 10th Anniversary

A decade of difference to celebrate! Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park has marked ten years of connecting kids to nature. 

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