Disruptions to Kings Park and Bold Park may occur from works and service improvements, events or severe weather events.

Bushfire season in Kings Park and Bold Park

See below for information on park access and services during bushfire season.

Fire season updates

No current updates.

For up-to-date fire reports refer to at all times.

Help us protect our park!

We rely on our visitors and neighbours to report signs of fire and suspicious activity.

If you see smoke, please phone 000 immediately.

If you saw something, say something! Please contact Crime Stoppers WA with any information on persons of interest. Your report could make all the difference this fire season. 

Other Notices

At certain times it is necessary to close roads and facilities within Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Bold Park. Operational and maintenance activities can impact the status of roads, carparks, paths and services in the parks and closures will occur during certain weather conditions.

Current major notices will be listed below. There will be times where notices will only be available on location. Please observe all signage and instructions by traffic attendants.

Visitors can review current State roadworks via the Main Roads website to assist travel planning to and from the parks.

If you are planning an event, you will reduce the chance of service interruption or inconvenience by making a booking

Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer detection

Mounts Bay Gardens (Goonininup)

Following a recent detection at Kings Park within Mounts Bay Gardens (Goonininup), the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is working with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) to stop the spread of the declared pest Polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB). 

Ongoing surveillance at Kings Park has identified a number of trees at Mounts Bay Gardens (Goonininup) including Moreton Bay figs (Ficus macrophylla) and Port Jackson figs (Ficus rubiginosa), all displaying significant signs of PSHB infestation. The presence of PSHB has been confirmed via molecular analysis.

Visit the Mount Eliza Escarpment Project page for information on works, closures, tree removal and site remediation.

Current notices


Bold Park - Banksia Carpark

Banksia Carpark in Bold Park is currently closed to the public due to stormwater damage.

Significant rainfall led to stormwater eroding the bank beneath Banksia Carpark and undercutting the bitumen.

The damage is extensive and the car park will be closed to the public until repairs can be conducted, due for completion late 2024.

Until then we request visitors avoid the area and use alternative access points to the park. More parking options are available here. 

Kings Park - Kulbardi Carpark obstruction

Some bays in Kulbardi Carpark are currently restricted for building works. This includes the ACROD bays, with alternative accessible bays temporarily available on the other side of the carpark. 

Parking is permitted along May Drive in this area.

WA Botanic Garden sign - letters

You may notice that the sign at the entrance to the WA Botanic Garden is currently missing letters. These letters are currently being serviced by BGPA and will be reinstalled once works are complete.


Forrest Drive closure: 20 May - 31 July

Please be aware the Forrest Drive will be closed in the lead-up and during Lightscape to allow for event infrastructure and management.

General notices

Parking regulations in Kings Park

Parking in Kings Park is restricted to visitors only.

Kings Park provides free parking only for those visitors within the park boundaries. Visitors are not permitted to park their vehicle in Kings Park and then leave Kings Park boundaries by any other means (on foot, by bus or in another vehicle).

If you 'park and leave' infringements will apply.

For more information refer to the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Regulations.

School ball parking

Temporary parking on Fraser Avenue will not be provided for buses, limos and cars, and fines will apply.

We have received many complaints and reports of near misses regarding the parking of party buses, limos and cars parked illegally along Fraser Avenue.

Unfortunately, due to the increasing impact on the visitor experience and safety, with the overwhelming number of charter vehicles (Buses, Limousines and Private Charter Vehicles) accessing Kings Park each evening and particularly during the warmer months, temporary parking on Fraser Avenue will no longer be provided. Parking on Fraser Ave without special permission is ILLEGAL and will result in infringements being issued.

However, for buses and limousines, set down zones are available in the Wadjuk Carpark each day and evening. This will provide safe access for your patrons to walk to Fraser Avenue for photos without having to cross any roads.

Alternatively, charter vehicles may park in the allocated street parking along Forrest Drive, near Roe Carpark. This location allows for Perth city and Swan River views at Roe Gardens which is another spectacular and safe option.

For longer bus and limousine stays, please park in Wardong Buspark on May Drive to wait, and then return to the set down zone in Wadjuk Carpark to pick up your patrons.

Adequate parking is available in Wadjuk Carpark, Education Carpark, or along May Drive/Lovekin Drive/ Forrest Drive for private vehicles accompanying charter vehicles.

School ball attendees and Vehicle Hire Companies are required to notify BGPA, with a minimum of one week’s notice, when they will be attending Kings Park for ball photos.

Telstra notice - small cell upgrade (4G/5G) outside Fraser's Restaurant

Telstra is upgrading an existing Telstra Small Cell located at an existing light pole outside Fraser's Restaurant.

Telstra Small Cells use the latest technology to deliver fast 4G and 5G speeds and improve mobile coverage.

More detail on the proposed small cell is available at the following link: 

To provide feedback or enquire about the proposal contact:

Mark Baade (Telstra’s planning consultant) 
Phone: 0417 088 000   

Comments close: Friday 12th January 2024