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.

Queen's Baton Relay closures

Road closures will occur in Kings Park on Sunday 25 February 2018 for the Queen's Baton Relay in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from February to April 2018 due to concert events.

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Queen's Baton Relay

Join us for the Queen’s Baton Relay, which will travel through Kings Park on Sunday, 25 February in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Support Kings Park

It is a great time to support the Friends of Kings Park in Perth's favourite park and benefit with movie nights, special events, plant sales, discounts and more.

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