Kings Park and Botanic Garden is visited by nearly six million people each year. In order to get the most out of your visit, please refer to the Visitor Checklist below.

Visitors on the Lotterywest Federation WalkwayVisitor Checklist

  1. Dogs are permitted in certain areas of Kings Park provided they are on a leash no longer than two metres. Dog owners must clean up after their animal and have their own deposit bags as they are not provided in the park. Dogs are not permitted within 10 m of any playground area, on the elevated section of the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, inside Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, and at the Kings Park Festival, Australia Day, ANZAC Day and summer events. Guide dogs are excepted.

  2. Portable barbecues are not permitted for safety reasons. Refer to Picnic and BBQ areas to locate free barbecue facilities and rubbish bins in the park.

  3. For everyone's enjoyment and fire safety reasons the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority promotes a smoke-free environment in Kings Park.

  4. Sunshelters and marquees are not permitted regardless of weather conditions. This also applies for Australia Day and booked events.

  5. Decorations, music and games are welcome, but please note our terms and conditions to limit impact on other visitors and the parklands.

  6. Parking within Kings Park is limited and provided for park visitors only. Visitors intending to catch a bus or taxi out of the park, walk into West Perth or the city or use Jacob's Ladder must park in the city.

  7. Cycling is permitted on all main roads (40 km/h speed limit) and along designated shared use pedestrian/cycle paths (10 km/h speed limit) in Kings Park. Bike racks are located in multiple locations around Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

  8. Only transportation vehicles required for disability access, such as gophers and electric wheelchairs, are permitted on the pedestrian paths. Electric Personal Transporters (segways) are not permitted anywhere in Kings Park and Botanic Garden unless they are part of an approved organised tour. Terms and conditions also apply to the use of motorised or electric powered bikes.

  9. ‘Hobby’ use of drones or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) is not permitted in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Certified commercial operators who wish to use drones must seek formal permission from the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority through the Commercial Filming and Photography form.

  10. Kings Park and Botanic Garden actively supports TravelSmart methods of travelling. Consider using public transport on your next visit.

  11. Keep updated on notices that will affect your visit to Kings Park. This is particularly important for all concert goers, visitors to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, weekend visitors and function guests.

  12. Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is an educational, nature based play area which is not suitable for large picnics, parties or swimming. Please note the conditions of entry before your visit.

  13. For visitors with limited mobility, ACROD parking is available, with locations identified on Kings Park maps. Drop off zones are available in the State Botanic Garden, Wadjuk Carpark and Fraser Circle. Contact the Visitor Information Centre if you require wheelchair hire during your visit.

  14. Toilet facilities, drinking fountains and other amenities are provided in Kings Park. Refer to Venues and Facilities for further information.

  15. Have a question? Please contact us with any feedback you may have on your visit. For emergency assistance from a Park Management Officer, please call 0418 923 973 from 7.00 am - 6.00 pm daily.

Administration car park closure

There will be limited access to the BGPA Administration building and the Kings Park Education and Learning building from Wednesday 15 June 2022 for approximately 8 weeks, due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

Water Corporation works

The Water Corporation is replacing approximately 700 metres of ageing water pipes between Mount Eliza Reservoir and Bellevue Terrace in Kings Park.

Bold Park disruption

Banksia Carpark in Bold Park is currently closed to the public due to stormwater damage.

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Floral clock debuts artistic new look

The much-loved Kings Park Floral Clock has debuted a whole new look with a modern floral makeover from an exciting artist.

Fire Ecology Burn

Researchers and bushland staff at Kings Park successfully carried out a scientific research burn in a section of Kings Park bushland earlier this month. 

New innovative AR experience launched at Kings Park

A new locally developed augmented reality experience has been launched at Kings Park in time for families to enjoy during these school holidays.

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