Venues for hire

Lighting along Fraser AvenueWith its views of the Swan River and Perth city, beautifully landscaped gardens and parklands, Kings Park is a favourite for weddings, family functions, community events, memorial services, corporate functions and sporting activities. Find your venue is a useful tool to help you find the ideal location for your function out of the many venues available for hire.

Please note: a number of other venues available for use in the park are privately administered. Bookings are not available through the Kings Park Bookings Office. Please contact them directly for details.

The State War Memorial precinct is not a hire venue. Memorial services or film and photography bookings within the precinct require joint approval by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority and the Returned and Services League (RSLWA).

General Park facilities

Visitor Information Centre

The Visitor Information Centre is designed to help you maximise your visit to Kings Park and Botanic Garden and is located next to Aspects of Kings Park in the Fraser Avenue Precinct. The Centre is open between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm seven days a week (closed Christmas Day) and provides visitor services including wheelchair hire, public telephone, internet access, maps, brochures, lost property enquiries and information on guided walks and tours.

Toilets

Toilet facilities are available throughout Kings Park and Botanic Garden, at all major visitor precincts. The facilities map shows the location of all toilet facilities (including disabled toilets). Parenting facilities are available at most locations. Penalties apply for improper use of bushland and gardens.

Drinking fountains and refreshments

The Kings Park and Botanic Garden facilities map shows the location of free, drinking water fountains at all major visitor precincts. Refreshments are available for purchase at a number of easily accessible locations and free barbecue facilities are available at several locations. 

Seats and shade

There is seating available throughout Kings Park and Botanic Garden. All parkland areas have park benches strategically located in busy areas, particularly along Fraser Avenue, in the Botanic Garden, May Drive Parkland and in the Lotterywest Family Area. Seating has also been placed along the Mt Eliza Escarpment and Law Walk to provide spectacular views of the Swan River and City of Perth. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic chairs and rugs for their comfort. There is plenty of shade available under the trees and sheltered pavilions. Portable sun shelters and marquees are not permitted.

Lighting

Permanent lighting exists in high profile areas of Kings Park, in particular around Fraser Avenue and the Botanic Garden entry. Limited lighting is found along sections of the memorial drives (May and Lovekin Drives) to preserve the bushland and protect nocturnal fauna. Additional temporary lighting is used along some memorial drives and the Broadwalk Vista during special events such as concerts. It is advisable to carry a torch with you if you are visiting after dark.

Transport and parking

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is in the heart of Perth city and easy to get to by private vehicle or public transport. Kings Park provides free parking for visitors within the park boundaries. Transport options are available to suit all visitor needs.

Limited access to Naturescape creek

A section of Paperbark Creek in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is currently closed until Tuesday 20 November. This is a precautionary measure following regular water quality test results.

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Snapshot of our busy year

The 2017-18 annual report has landed on the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority bookshelf, recording another outstanding year and an estimated 5.7 million visitors enjoying the expansive parklands, natural bushland and WA Botanic Garden in Kings Park and Bold Park.

Students thank Fugro!

More than 1,000 primary school students, teachers and parent helpers converged on the WA Botanic Garden earlier this month for Kings Park Education’s annual Djilba Festival.

Flowers in Focus winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our Flowers in Focus photography competition during the 2018 Kings Park Festival. The winners have been announced.

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