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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

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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 3688 (Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm)
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Urgent after hours enquiries only: 0419 028 904

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.

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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