The Premier of Western Australia has announced mask-wearing in public indoor venues and on public transport will be mandatory in Perth and Peel from 6.00pm Sunday 16 January.
As the COVID-19 situation in WA evolves, the BGPA will continue to provide updates and make operational changes as needed.
For the health of fellow visitors and staff we ask that you adhere to physical distancing requirements where possible, do not enter buildings, cafes, playgrounds or shops if you are unwell and wash your hands regularly.
Signing-in via the ServiceWA or SafeWA app when entering Kings Park venues is required.
Effective Monday 31 January, double dose proof of vaccination for those aged 16 and older will be required for all hospitality venues in Kings Park. For the full list of double-dose requirements visit the WA Gov website.
Impact of the interim restrictions on Kings Park and Bold Park
The wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our number one priority during the current COVID-19 situation. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice and putting extra measures in place to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors.
Two of Perth’s largest and most beautiful parks, Kings Park and Bold Park, remain open to visitors. Given the size of our parks, there is plenty of fresh air and green space to share. However, we recommend 'social distancing' and good personal hygiene be practiced to protect the most vulnerable in our community.
In response to COVID-19, the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) is increasing the cleaning schedule of public restrooms.
- The Kings Park Visitor Information Centre is open although masks will be required indoors. Several brochures or maps are available on the website and we encourage you to download a copy in advance of your visit to Kings Park.
- Kings Park’s free guided walks will continue. Kings Park has several self-guided walks which are perfect for exploring the park at your own pace.
- Picnic and BBQ areas are open. Visitors are welcome to use the free, electric barbecues maintained by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.
- External provider walks and tours may be affected. Please contact the individual operators (Spinway WA, GoGo Tours, Perth Explorer Bus, Ruby Tram and Segway Tours WA tours) directly for the most up-to-date information.
- Outdoor events such as Moonlight Cinema and Shakespeare in the Park require proof of vaccination to attend.
- The next Dig It with Coffee session is going ahead as planned. You may also want to view our gardening resources to help you with your burning gardening questions.
Food and beverage outlets
- Effective Monday 31 January, double dose proof of vaccination for those aged 16 and older will be required for all hospitality venues. The operational information for each food and beverage outlet is subject to change. We strongly recommend you contact the individual outlets directly for the most up-to-date information.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park and playgrounds
- Playgrounds and pavilions in Kings Park and Bold Park are open. Please do not enter playgrounds if you are unwell and remember to practice good social distancing.
- Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is open with modified summer hours. The play space is also subject to closures when fire danger ratings are too high - please check our website notices before you visit.
Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop is open but masks are required indoors. Aspects of Kings Park’s online shop includes some of our most popular and deliverable products and we encourage you to continue supporting our talented local artists.
- Kings Park Education and Learning is open for bookings online, including Zippy’s Kings Park Adventures for 2022.
- Make sure you check out the Free nature-based activities we've put together for the kids at home as well as Teacher Resources.
Fun and Fitness
- Next Generation Kings Park, including the Royal Kings Park Tennis Club, is open.
- Fitness training must be in compliance rules outlined in WA Roadmap.
Group or event bookings are currently being taken for groups within the government guidelines. Please contact the Kings Park Bookings Officer if you have a query about a booked event or wish to book a new one.
BGPA will request contact tracing details of the visitors to Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop, Kings Park Education, Biodiversity Conservation Centre, Wanju Marr, Visitor Information Centre and Kings Park Administration Building.
Contact registration via the SafeWA mobile app or ServiceWA app is required for Aspects of Kings Park and in cafes, and is encouraged for all guests attending the other listed locations. Minor/dependants are able to be registered via the QR code when an adult/carer completes the process.
The latest information about the COVID-19 exposure sites is available from HealthyWA website.
For the most up-to-date information please visit wa.gov.au.