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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, 7.00 am to 3.00 pm)
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Urgent after hours enquiries only: 0418 923 973

Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3688 (Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm)
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Weekend enquiries: 0418 923 973

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.

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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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.

Lightscape comes to Kings Park in 2023

Kings Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland of light, colour and sound when the global phenomenon Lightscape arrives in Perth for winter 2023.

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