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 over 1700 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.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden during November and December 2017 due to concert events.

Naturescape opening

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will re-open to the public at 9.00 am on 14 December 2017, with exciting new additions.

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Observing night-time pollinators

The Kings Park Science team have jumped at the opportunity to see what goes on in banksia woodland at all times of the day and night.

New Naturescape adventures

New adventures await in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park these summer holidays! We will re-open to welcome members of the community from 9.00 am on 14 December 2017, with eye-popping new places to explore.

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