Drinking fountains and refreshments

The Kings Park and Botanic Garden visitor 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. 

Toilets

Toilet facilities are available throughout Kings Park and Botanic Garden, at all major visitor precincts. The visitor 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.

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 WA Botanic Garden, May Drive Parkland and in the Poolgarla 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 Honour Avenues (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.

Venues for hire

With 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. 

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).

Please note: a number of other venues available for use in the park are privately administered. Please contact them directly for details.

Naturescape summer opening hours

Summer opening hours for Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be taking effect from 5 November 2022.

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.

BCC building access

There is currently limited access to the Biodiversity Conservation Centre building due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

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Dreaming of a Blue Christmas

The Festive Floral Spectacle celebrating our blue kangaroo paw has launched in the State Buildings!

Flowers in Focus 2022 winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our Flowers in Focus photography competition this year.

New Bold Park Management Plan

The Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 has been published by BGPA after a period of extensive public consultation

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