The BGPA welcomes visitors from all walks of life to Kings Park and is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities, their families and carers have the same opportunities as other people to access services, facilities, events and information. We hope you enjoy your visit to Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Please contact the Customer Services Officer if you require further assistance.

Kings Park Administration carpark showing a disabled parking bay. Photo: BGPA.Parking

Disability parking is available for people who hold a valid ACROD pass (or equivalent Australian Disability Parking Permit) in all parking locations throughout Kings Park. The parking map includes the locations of all ACROD bays available in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

There are a number of drop-off zones located across Kings Park including Fraser Circle, Fraser’s Restaurant, Wadjuk Carpark, the Western Australian Botanic Garden, Forrest Carpark and at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.

Special access into Wadjuk Carpark is also offered to those with an ACROD pass on Anzac Day and Australia Day. Additional ACROD parking bays are available along Forrest Drive on concert nights (view the concert map).

Take a tour with the Perth Explorer Bus. Photo: BGPA.Getting around

The Visitor Information Centre offers the free use of a wheelchair while in Kings Park; please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Kings Park offers a network of hard paths throughout the developed areas to the Australian standard gradient of 1:14. Ramps to access key areas of Kings Park are also available. There are several bench seating options to allow frequent breaks, with many seating areas including room for wheelchairs.

The Kings Park Guides offer free guided walks daily, some of which are suitable for people in wheelchairs. Guided walks by request are available for groups and people who have particular needs. More information, including a booking form, is available in the ‘Guided Walks by Request brochure’. Perth Explorer offer a hop-on, hop-off paid bus tour service in Kings Park with room for wheelchairs and prams.

Dining at Zamia Cafe with table heights to accommodate wheelchairs. Photo: J. Thomas.Access to facilities and services

Wheelchair access is available in most buildings, restaurants, cafes, BBQ areas and parts of Kings Park’s bushland. Picnic tables located within BBQ and parkland precincts are accessible for visitors in wheelchairs and often include a concrete extension for wheelchair seating.

Ramp access and open plan shopping is available at Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop within the Fraser Avenue tourist precinct. 

Drinking fountains in Kings Park are at an accessible height for people in wheelchairs and interpretive signage is designed and positioned at an appropriate height and angle for all people.

Fraser Lawn Toilet Block with disability access. Photo: BGPA.Toilet Facilities

All toilet facilities in Kings Park include disabled access. Acacia Toilets located at Wadjuk Carpark, in the main visitor precinct, include an adult change table. Toilets in children’s play areas include a baby change table at Poorlgarla Family Area, May Drive Parkland and Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.

A Changing Place facility is available at Saw Avenue Picnic Area, adjacent to Kulbardi Carpark. The facility is accessible only to eligible users and their carers who possess an MLAK key.

Variety Place in the Saw Avenue Picnic Area has been especially designed for children with special needs. Photo: J. Thomas.Access for play and discovery learning 

All playgrounds and parkland precincts in Kings Park have ACROD parking available onsite. Access to playgrounds in Kings Park is universal with ramps and accessible pathways located at May Drive Parkland, Saw Avenue Picnic Area, Variety Place, Poorlgarla Family Area and Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. 

The play areas provide facilities suitable for children with developmental delay or learning difficulties. All locations offer tranquil and sensory experiences suitable for children or youths with special needs.

Kings Park Education offers school programs which are suitable for children with special needs. Contact the Education Bookings Officer for more information on how to get your school involved in a nature-based program.

Hundreds of picnickers relax on the lawns in the Western Australian Botanic Garden, many with prams. Photo: J. Thomas.Access to outdoor events

Carer’s Companion Cards are accepted at all concerts, cinema and theatre events hosted in Kings Park. At the time of booking, please specify that a Carer will be in attendance. The types of tickets available are for general admission tickets only, unless stated otherwise. There are reserved areas for visitors in wheelchairs at concert events in the WA Botanic Garden and include seats for companions. View concert details in our events calendar.

Additional ACROD parking bays are available along Forrest Drive on concert nights and a dedicated drop-off area. If you are attending a movie at May Drive Parkland, ACROD parking is located behind Zamia Cafe. If you are attending a theatre show at Saw Avenue Amphitheatre, ACROD parking is located within Kulbardi Carpark, off May Drive.

Visitors during Kings Park Festival using the wide, flat pathways to explore the gardens. Photo: J. Mansell-Fletcher.Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

The Authority is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities, their families and carers are able to access the range of services and activities available in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. The Authority, in consultation with the Disability Services Commission, produces a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) every five years. You can view or download the current DAIP from the Plans and Polices section.

We welcome feedback at any time to help us improve on disability access and inclusion in Kings Park. Please contact Kings Park Administration.

The Kings Park Visitor Information Centre provides ready access to information for all visitors. Photo: J. Thomas.Need more information?

Kings Park Administration is open for public enquiries, reception and payment services between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays). Park Management Officers are on duty every day of the year from 7.00 am – 6.00 pm.

Managed by a dedicated team of volunteers, Kings Park’s Visitor Information Centre is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day) between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm with good disability access. The Centre provides information on guided walks and tours as well as maps, brochures and general park information and visitor advice. 

An extensive range of brochures are available for download and different formats are available upon request.

For further information to help plan your visit, please visit the How can we help you? section.

Mounts Bay Road share path detours

The City of Perth will be undergoing works on the shared path along Mounts Bay Road from Thursday 23 March until Monday 8 May 2023. Detours through Kings Park will be in place.

School Ball parking

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

Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is responding to the confirmed detection of an exotic beetle, the Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) in the Perth metropolitan area.

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City of Perth E-Scooter Trial Expands through Kings Park

Visitors will be able to hire and ride e-scooters within Kings Park as part of City of Perth’s E-scooter Share Scheme from Saturday 25 March 2023.

Support for Noongar Boodja continues

Fugro has generously renewed their partnership with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) to bring another three years of the very popular ‘Noongar Boodja’ education program to Kings Park.

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.

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