Monuments and Landmarks in Perth (Australia)

Australia II
  • Australia II

    Australia II (KA 6) is an Australian 12-metre-class America's Cup challenge racing yacht that was launched in 1982 and won the 1983 America's Cup for the Royal Perth Yacht Club. Skippered by John Bertrand, she was the first successful Cup challenger, ending a 132-year tenure (with 26 successful defences) by the New York Yacht Club.
Perth Oval
  • Perth Oval

    Perth Oval (also known as nib Stadium under a naming rights agreement with nib Health Funds) is a sports stadium in Perth, the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. Located close to Perth's central business district, the stadium currently has a maximum capacity of 20,500 people for sporting events and 25,000 people for concerts, with the ground's record attendance of 32,000 people set during an Ed Sheeran concert in 2015. The land on which the stadium was built ...
Western Australia Police
  • Western Australia Police

    The Western Australia Police Force provides police services throughout the state of Western Australia, an area of 2.5 million square kilometres, the world's largest non-federated area of jurisdiction, with a population of only 2.4 million, of which 1.94 million reside in the Perth Metropolitan Region.
Crown Perth
  • Crown Perth

    Crown Perth (formerly Burswood Island Casino, Burswood Island Complex and Burswood Entertainment Complex) is a resort and casino located in Burswood, Western Australia, near the Swan River. The resort consists of a casino, a convention centre with meeting rooms, theatre and two ballrooms along with 32 restaurants and bars, a nightclub and recreational facilities. It also features three hotels: the 405-room Crown Metropol Perth , the 291-room Crown Promenade Perth and the 500-room luxury hotel Crown Towers Perth, which ...
Perth Mint
  • Perth Mint

    The Perth Mint is Australia's official bullion mint and wholly owned by the Government of Western Australia. Established on 20 June 1899, two years before Australia's Federation in 1901, the Perth Mint was the last of three Australian colonial branches of the United Kingdom's Royal Mint (after the now-defunct Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint) intended to refine gold from the gold rushes and to mint gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns for the British Empire. Along with the Royal Australian Mint, which ...
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden

    Fraser Avenue, Kings Park 6005 Perth WA Australia
    Kings Park and Botanic Garden is visited by over 6 million people each year. With its remarkable expanses of unique bushland, tranquil parkland and botanic garden, the park is the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia. Kings Park and Botanic Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and entry is free. This page is monitored by staff on weekdays between 9am-5pm (western standard time). Please note: BGPA reserves the right to remove any comment that ...
Swan Brewery
  • Swan Brewery

    The Swan Brewery is a brewing company, whose brewery was located in Perth, Western Australia.
Heirisson Island
  • Heirisson Island

    Heirisson Island is an island in the Swan River in Western Australia at the eastern end of Perth Water, between the suburbs of East Perth and Victoria Park. It occupies an area of 285,600 m2 (3,074,000 sq ft), and is connected to the two foreshores by The Causeway. The next upstream island is Kuljak Island, then Ron Courtney Island, with no islands in the Swan River downstream between Heirisson Island and the Indian Ocean other than Elizabeth Quay Island. Before development, ...
Perth Zoo
  • Perth Zoo

    The Perth Zoo is a 41-acre (17 ha) zoo that opened in 1898 in South Perth, Western Australia. As of January 2011, it is home to 1258 animals of 164 species and includes an extensive botanical collection. In 2010/11, the zoo had a paid staff of about 248 (167 full-time equivalents), plus about 300 volunteer docents. It is a full institutional member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
The Bell Tower Home of the Swan Bells Perth
  • The Bell Tower Home of the Swan Bells Perth

    1 Barrack St 6000 Perth WA Australia
    The towering glass spire of The Bell Tower located where Perth meets the Swan River in vibrant Barrack Square, is a touchstone for Australian and international tourists. The Bell Tower is one of the largest musical instruments on earth and was custom built to house the historically significant bells of Saint Martin in the Fields Church, the parish church of Buckingham Palace in Trafalgar Square, London. These bells date back to before the 14th century! One of Western Australia's most unique and ...
Lake Monger
  • Lake Monger

    Lake Monger (Noongar:Keiermulu) is a large urban wetland on the Swan Coastal Plain in suburban Perth, Western Australia nestled between the suburbs of Leederville, Wembley and Glendalough. Located less than 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the city of Perth and situated alongside the Mitchell Freeway, it runs approximately north-west to south-east towards the Swan River and consists of 70 hectares (170 acres) of mainly open shallow water with an island of 1.3 hectares (3.2 acres) in the south-west corner. The 110 ...
Mount Henry Peninsula
  • Mount Henry Peninsula

    Mount Henry Peninsula is a land feature and reserve located 11 km south of Perth, Western Australia, on the north bank of the Canning River near the Mount Henry Bridge in Salter Point, Western Australia. It covers 11.9 hectares, and includes both Banksia attenuata and Banksia menziesii woodland, and a muddy and desert biome. The peninsula features limestone slopes, shoreline vegetation, wetlands, and contains the most inland vegetated knoll of the Spearwood dunes on the Swan-Canning estuary, as well as ...
St George's Cathedral, Perth
  • St George's Cathedral, Perth

    The St George's Cathedral is the principal Anglican church in the city of Perth, Western Australia and the mother-church of the Anglican Diocese of Perth. It is located on St Georges Terrace in the centre of the city. On 26 June 2001 the cathedral was listed on the Western Australia Heritage Register with the following statement of significance: The cathedral is a fine example of Victorian Academic Gothic architecture, designed by noted Australian architect Edmund Blacket; occuping a strategic position at the ...
Swan Bells
  • Swan Bells

    The Swan Bells are a set of 18 bells hanging in a specially built 82.5 metres (271 ft)-high copper and glass campanile in Perth, Western Australia. The tower is commonly known as The Bell Tower or the Swan Bell Tower. Taking their name from the Swan River, which their tower overlooks, and forming a sixteen-bell peal with two extra chromatic notes, they are one of the largest sets of change ringing bells in the world. Twelve of the set are historic bells ...
Art Gallery of Western Australia
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia

    The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) is a public State art gallery that is part of the Perth Cultural Centre, in Perth, Western Australia. It is located near the Western Australian Museum and State Library of Western Australia and is supported and managed by the WA Government Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. The current gallery main building opened in 1979 and will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2019. It is linked to the old court house ...
General Post Office, Perth
  • General Post Office, Perth

    The General Post Office is a heritage landmark building in Perth, Western Australia. Located on the western side of Forrest Place in the city's central business district, its imposing stone facade is in the Beaux-Arts style. The building was completed in 1923 after almost a decade of construction, which was protracted by World War I and the resulting shortages of construction materials. At the time of its opening, it was the largest building in Perth.
Piccadilly Theatre and Arcade
  • Piccadilly Theatre and Arcade

    The Piccadilly Cinema Centre (formerly Piccadilly Theatre) and Piccadilly Arcade are located at 700-704 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia. It is an art deco style cinema and shopping arcade, designed by architect William T. Leighton for mining entrepreneur Claude de Bernales. The theatre and arcade opened in 1938, with the arcade connecting Hay Street through to Murray Street. In 1984 the theatre and arcade underwent a significant refurbishment, with the refurbishment winning an architectural award from the Royal Australian Institute ...
Perth Concert Hall (Western Australia)
  • Perth Concert Hall (Western Australia)

    The Perth Concert Hall is a concert hall located in Perth, the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. Owned by the City of Perth, the hall is the main venue of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and also hosts a number of other events and performances. The building itself is located in Perth's central business district, adjacent to the Supreme Court Gardens and Government House. The building has two façades: facing north over St Georges Terrace, and facing ...
Melbourne Hotel
  • Melbourne Hotel

    The Melbourne Hotel is a heritage listed landmark hotel in Perth, Western Australia. The hotel is located on the corner of Hay Street and Milligan Street.
Santa Maria College, Perth
  • Santa Maria College, Perth

    Santa Maria College is a Roman Catholic boarding and day school for girls, situated in Attadale, a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1938, the school currently caters for approximately 1300 students from Years 5 to 12, including 150 boarders. The college is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Australian Boarding Schools' Association (ABSA), the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia (AGSA) and the Independent Girls Schools Sports Association ...
Raffles Hotel, Perth
  • Raffles Hotel, Perth

    Raffles Hotel is located at the corner of Canning Highway and Canning Beach Road in the Perth suburb of Applecross, Western Australia. It is a two-storey hotel designed in the Inter-War Functionalist style and is one of the few examples of a hotel in this style surviving in the Perth metropolitan area. Earlier named the Canning Bridge Hotel, it has operated continuously as a licensed hotel since at least 1896. For over 50 years until 2002, it was owned by ...
Wesley Church, Perth
  • Wesley Church, Perth

    Wesley Church is a Uniting Church in Perth, Western Australia, located at the corner of William Street and Hay Street. It is one of the oldest church buildings and one of few remaining 19th-century colonial buildings in the City of Perth.
The Playhouse Theatre (Perth)
  • The Playhouse Theatre (Perth)

    The Playhouse Theatre in central Perth, Western Australia was purpose-built for live theatre in the 1950s and remained one of the city's principal venues for performing arts for over half a century until replaced by the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia in January 2011. It was demolished in October 2012 as part of a redevelopment of Cathedral Square.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Canning River (Western Australia)
London Court
  • London Court

    London Court is a three- and four-level open-roofed shopping arcade located in the central business district in Perth, Western Australia. It was built in 1937 by wealthy gold financier and businessman, Claude de Bernales for residential and commercial purposes. The arcade runs between the Hay Street Mall and St Georges Terrace and is considered an important tourist attraction in the City of Perth. It received a National Trust of Australia classification in 1978 and was recorded in the Register of ...
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Government House, Perth
  • Government House, Perth

    Government House is the official residence of the Governor of Western Australia, situated in the central business district of Perth, the state capital. It was built between 1859 and 1864, in the Jacobean Revival style. Government House is located on St Georges Terrace (Perth's main thoroughfare), sitting on the same block as Council House and the Supreme Court buildings. The site has been used by governors since the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829; the current building is the ...
The Cliffe
  • The Cliffe

    The Cliffe is one of the first residential dwellings built in the Perth suburb of Peppermint Grove. The house is located at 25 Bindaring Parade, Peppermint Grove and has historical associations with the prominent McNeil, Brisbane and McComb families.
Savoy Hotel, Perth
  • Savoy Hotel, Perth

    The Savoy Hotel is a heritage-listed former hotel in Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia. It was built in the 1910s and closed in 1991. It is listed on the State Register of Historic Places, has been classified by the National Trust of Australia, and was listed on the former Register of the National Estate.
Trinity Church, Perth
  • Trinity Church, Perth

    Trinity Church is one of the oldest church buildings and one of few remaining 19th-century colonial buildings in the City of Perth. It is located at 72 St Georges Terrace in Perth, Western Australia.
Matilda Bay
  • Matilda Bay

    Matilda Bay or Crawley Bay (known originally as Currie's Bay, then Sutherland's Bay) is a natural bay in the Swan River in Western Australia, adjacent to the Perth suburb of Crawley. It extends from Pelican Point to Mounts Bay Road below Kings Park. The University of Western Australia is immediately opposite. Other landmarks on Matilda Bay include Matilda Bay Restaurant, Pelican Point Sea Scouts, Royal Perth Yacht Club, UWA Rowing Club and Mounts Bay Sailing Club. A well-known bronze sculpture that is ...
Hyde Park
Barracks Arch
  • Barracks Arch

    The Barracks Arch is located on the corner of Malcolm and Elder Streets, at the western end of St Georges Terrace in Perth, Western Australia.
Murray Street, Perth
Old Perth Fire Station
  • Old Perth Fire Station

    Old Perth Fire Station (Fire Brigade No. 1 Station) is located at 25 Murray Street, at its intersection with Irwin Street, Perth, Western Australia It was the first purpose-built fire station in Western Australia. It was opened in 1901 and continued in operation until 1979. The building now houses the Fire & Emergency Services Education and Heritage Centre.
Old Court House, Perth
  • Old Court House, Perth

    The Old Court House is the first court building constructed in Perth, Western Australia. It is located between Stirling Gardens and Supreme Court Gardens, off Barrack Street, adjacent to the Supreme Court building. It is a single-storey cream rendered building, with a wooden shingle roof. The Old Court House is the city's oldest surviving public building and is one of two remaining examples of the work of Henry Reveley, the colonial civil engineer. It is one of the few remaining buildings ...
Windan Bridge
  • Windan Bridge

    The Windan Bridge is a six-lane road bridge in East Perth, Western Australia which crosses the Swan River and forms part of the Graham Farmer Freeway. Opened in 2000, it sits next to the Goongoongup railway bridge which was built in 1995. A joint venture between Transfield and Thiess was selected to construct the bridge from a short-list of three parties. Construction began in 1998. The incrementally-launched bridge is 403 m (1,322 ft) long with nine spans and comprises two prestressed ...
Parliament House, Perth
  • Parliament House, Perth

    Parliament House, Perth is located on Harvest Terrace in West Perth, Western Australia. It is the home of the Parliament of Western Australia, including the Legislative Council (upper house) and Legislative Assembly (lower house). The building exhibits elements of Greek Revival architecture. Initially, the Legislative Council was housed in small 1830s government offices in St Georges Terrace, and the Legislative Assembly in Howick Street near the Town Hall. An 1897 Royal Commission recommended proposals to house the Legislative Council and Legislative ...
The Cloisters, Perth
  • The Cloisters, Perth

    The Cloisters is located at 200 St Georges Terrace, opposite its intersection with Mill Street in Perth, Western Australia. It is a two-storey dark coloured brick building, which terminates the vista at the top of Mill Street and is a landmark in the rise of the street to the ridge of the plateau. The Cloisters is one of a small number of remaining convict-built colonial buildings of the mid-nineteenth century in the central area of Perth.
Edith Dircksey Cowan Memorial
  • Edith Dircksey Cowan Memorial

    The Edith Dircksey Cowan Memorial, formerly known as the Edith Cowan Memorial Clock, is a clock tower in Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia. It was built in 1934 as a memorial to Edith Cowan, the first female member of any Australian parliament. It is believed to be the first civic monument erected in Australia to honour an Australian woman.
Swan River Mechanics' Institute
  • Swan River Mechanics' Institute

    Established on 21 January 1851, the Swan River Mechanics' Institute was the Swan River Colony's first cultural centre. In time it was to house an extensive and well-used subscription library and a natural history collection including botanical, zoological and mineral specimens. In 1909 it was renamed Perth Literary Institute. The institute was located on the south-west corner of Pier and Hay Streets in Perth.
St John's Pro-Cathedral
  • St John's Pro-Cathedral

    St John's Pro-Cathedral is located at 18 Victoria Avenue in Perth. It is the earliest Roman Catholic church building in Western Australia.
Dumas House
  • Dumas House

    Dumas House is a fourteen storey office building constructed in Perth, Western Australia during the 1960s. The building is located close to St Georges Terrace, Kings Park, and Parliament House. Dumas House was part of the 1955 plan to centralise all WA Government departments near Parliament House, based on the Stephenson-Hepburn Report. Several such plans had been proposed since the late 1920s, but post-World War II State finances and resources were unable to support the proposals. Public Works Department architects G. ...
Goongoongup Bridge
  • Goongoongup Bridge

    Goongoongup Bridge is a railway bridge in East Perth, Western Australia which crosses the Swan River and forms part of the Armadale line. It opened on 24 July 1995 as part of the electrification of Perth's suburban railway network. The name is derived from the Nyungar word for the Claisebrook area. Goongoongup Bridge replaced the 1932 built timber Bunbury Bridge which was demolished in 1996. It had replaced the original 1893 structure that was damaged by floods. The double-track concrete bridge is ...
Westfield Innaloo
  • Westfield Innaloo

    Westfield Innaloo is a major shopping centre in the northern suburbs of Perth, located approximately 8 km north-west of the CBD at the corner of Scarborough Beach Road and Ellen Stirling Boulevard (formerly Oswald Street) in Innaloo. This location is now part of Stirling City Centre. The centre is approximately 1 km, or 3 minutes by bus, from Stirling Train Station.
Claise Brook
  • Claise Brook

    Claise Brook is a stream which empties into Claisebrook Cove before running into the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia. The area surrounding the stream is on the outskirts of the Perth CBD and is part of the suburb of East Perth. Claise Brook was once an important water course from which the numerous interconnected fresh water lakes north of Perth emptied into during the wet season before entering the Swan River.