The Returned and Services League (RSL) accepted responsibility for the maintenance and preservation of the plaques along Kings Park's Honour Avenues in 1922.

Honour Avenues Group. Photo: D. Nicolson. The first Honour Avenue in Kings Park was dedicated to 404 fallen soldiers in August 1919 on the fifth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. The responsibility of maintenance was delegated to the RSL's West Perth Sub-Branch, now known as the Highgate Sub-Branch.

The RSL Sub-Branch formed the Honour Avenue Committee in 1948 following the dedication of over 300 World War II plaques in Lovekin Drive. 

There are currently almost 1800 plaques along Honour Avenues in Kings Park. Further details, including photographs and location maps, are available via an online database.

Applications for new plaques

Dedication ceremonies are held four times a year for plaques approved by the Honour Avenues Group. There is a limit of 12 additional plaques per dedication ceremony.
The criteria to apply for a new plaque are:

  • The person must be listed on the State War Memorial in Kings Park.
  • The person must have died overseas on active service and is buried overseas or has no known grave.
  • The person must have enlisted in Western Australia.

Please contact the Honour Avenues Group for further information.

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.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from December 2018 until May 2019 due to concert events.

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Call for Aboriginal tourism operators

Kings Park, or Kaarta Koomba, invites local businesses employing, owned or run by Aboriginal people to provide new tourism and cultural experiences for its visitors.

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.

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