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.

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  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.

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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