Disruptions to Kings Park and Bold Park may occur from works and service improvements, events or severe weather events.
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.
State War Memorial
A section of the State War Memorial will be temporarily closed for maintenance works from 16 August 2023.
Works are between the Memorial and pedestrian railing, and will take an estimated six weeks to complete.
Access to the rest of the State War Memorial Precinct will not be affected.
Kings Park Road
A new shared path is being constructed along the length of Kings Park Road from Thomas Street to Fraser Avenue.
Construction of the Kings Park Road Shared Path began 8 June 2023 and is scheduled to be completed by mid-2023. The route of the path has been planned to minimise clearing of vegetation. The works will involve removal of the existing path and construction of a new shared path.
Updates on this project can be found on the City of Perth's Engage Perth website.
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.
Until then we request visitors use alternative access points to the park and avoid the area.
No current disruptions
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.
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.
The first detection was in East Fremantle in August 2021 and detections have been made in suburbs along the Swan-Canning River. Subsequently, PSHB has now been detected in Kings Park.
PSHB (Euwallacea Fornicatus) is a black or brown beetle approximately 2mm in length that is native to Southeast Asia. The beetle attacks a wide range of plants by tunnelling into trunks, stems and branches.
The beetle has a symbiotic relationship with a Fusarium fungus, cultivating it inside the tree as a food source for the beetle and its larvae. In susceptible trees, the fungus kills vascular tissue causing Fusarium dieback and tree death.
The establishment of this pest in WA may have a significant impact on urban trees, native trees and certain industries. As this is the first detection in Australia, the full impact of this pest will not be known for some time.
Further information and map of the quarantine area can be found at agric.wa.gov.au/borer.
Impact on Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA)
To date, BGPA has not recorded any widespread canopy decline or infestation; no trees have died from PSHB or the associated Fusarium dieback. However, there has been detections in a number of Ficus macrophylla (Moreton Bay Fig), Ficus rubiginosa (Port Jackson Fig) and Erythrina caffra (Coast coral Tree).
BGPA is coordinating an internal response to manage the current site, to better understand the extent of the incursion, and to limit spread of PSHB on BGPA property. This involves a coordinated response by BGPA staff and volunteers, and working closely with our colleagues at DPIRD, DBCA and other key stakeholders.
BGPA is working closely with DPIRD to manage trees damaged by PSHB. The pruning or in some cases removal of infested trees is key to containing PSHB spread and minimising further impact on neighbouring trees.
An extensive and ongoing survey of target trees will be undertaken to monitor trees damaged by PSHB and to identify any additional sites on BGPA lands. BGPA staff and volunteers have been trained in the spotting of potential incursions and they will also be on the lookout in Bold Park.
Impacted species currently are Ficus, Erythrina, Platanus or Quercus however, there is potential for PSHB to infect some native species. Control agents and methods for protecting our collection and treating infested sites are being actively investigated.
To date, DPIRD has inspected more than one million trees across Perth, these inspections have detected PSHB in only three species native to WA. This includes Cockie’s tongue (Templetonia retusa) and Wedding bush (Ricniocaprus tuberculatus x cyanescens) both hosts are single records and do not appear to be preferred PSHB hosts in WA.
Of the thousands of red flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) trees inspected, PSHB has been detected in only two trees in Perth. Whilst red flowering gum has been confirmed as a host, they appear to be infested under specific circumstances such as stress.
DPIRD is currently determining the local host range as PSHB may behave differently in Western Australia. This host list is regularly updated and available from agric.wa.gov.au/borer.
It is critical that no plant material be removed from BGPA lands or transported between Bold Park and Kings Park to prevent inadvertent spread of PSHB.
Members of the public can assist with the control of PSHB by looking for the signs of an infestation in trees in the park, in home gardens and around your local area. These signs include entry holes the size of a ballpoint pen tip, discolouration of wood, and gum or frass being extruded from the tree.
If you see any of these signs, take a photo (including a ruler, ballpoint pen, etc to help indicate the size) and report it to the DPIRD Pest & Disease information service via the MyPestGuide Reporter app or by emailing email@example.com