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The Local’s Guide to Perth & WA

Perth and regional WA is full of awesome arts and events, fun bars, amazing food & drink, unique travel experiences, pristine landscapes and plenty of opportunities to engage with Aboriginal culture, but we tend to keep it well hidden. This site is maintained in partnership with thousands of local operators as a guide to what’s on, places to go and things to do. It includes more than 6,000 ideas, making it the only comprehensive guide to WA. Enjoy!

What's on at WA Museum

Discover all the latest news from WA’s premier cultural organisation.

Ascot Racing Carnival

This year’s program is packed with exciting events.

Eat & Drink in Perth

Check out our guide to all bars and restaurants across Perth & WA.

Latest from Yirra Yaakin

Yirra Yaakin puts Indigenous writers and actors at centre stage.

What’s on at WAAPA

Find out what’s been going on at the birthplace of Hugh Jackman.

Exhibitions at PICA

See what’s showing at the city’s focal point for contemporary art.

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Meal kit services delivering fresh locally grown produce in Perth

Meal kit services delivering fresh locally grown produce in Perth

In a world where we are constantly pressed for time, more and more Western Australians are turning to prepared meal...
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Must-try eateries in Yagan Square

Must-try eateries in Yagan Square

For decades, the humble metropolis of Perth was screaming for a link between the CBD and Northbridge. Since opening last...
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Perth’s most extravagantly topped pancakes sure to settle the sweetest of cravings

Perth’s most extravagantly topped pancakes sure to settle the sweetest of cravings

There is nothing like a thick stack of fluffy pancakes to kick start your day, but why settle for traditional...
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Where to find the best mulled wine in Perth this winter

Where to find the best mulled wine in Perth this winter

A winter treat smuggled out of the Christmas markets of European cities, if there’s one thing we look forward to...
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Get a taste of Europe at Perth’s authentic European butcher

Get a taste of Europe at Perth’s authentic European butcher

Arguably home to the some of the best bacon in WA, Eurostyle Smallgoods is a hidden treasure for anyone looking...
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WA’s Top Annual Food & Wine Festivals

WA’s Top Annual Food & Wine Festivals

When it comes to food and wine, Western Australia packs a peachy punch with a feast-like offering of festivals. From...
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Perth’s Top Restaurants with Heritage Charm

Perth’s Top Restaurants with Heritage Charm

Although many of Perth's historic buildings have unfortunately given way to modern structures over the years, there are still a...
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Top Irish pubs in Perth to cosy up in on rainy winter evenings

Top Irish pubs in Perth to cosy up in on rainy winter evenings

Nothing beats cosying up in a dimly lit wooden booth with a pint of Guinness providing a nice blanket of...
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Perth’s favourite gin bar launches its very own gin made with WA botanicals

Perth’s favourite gin bar launches its very own gin made with WA botanicals

We love any excuse to enjoy a cheeky G&T and thankfully, with World Gin Day coming up on June 12,...
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Explore Perth’s best gin bars offering hundreds of local and international gins

Explore Perth’s best gin bars offering hundreds of local and international gins

The gin scene in Perth has gone from strength to strength in recent years with more local distilleries experimenting with...
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Guides


UnWined Subiaco

Head down to UnWined Subiaco at Market Square Park on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October to enjoy over 200 wines, from 35+ WA wineries.

  • Dates:Oct 23, 24
  • Venue:Market Square Park

Details

  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Wine
  • Ticket Price:$31.00 - $108.00

Description

Enjoy complimentary wine tastings, then support the makers by buying a glass to enjoy on the picnic tables or rugs with some delicious tapas! Discover WA wineries, breweries and distilleries that you wouldn’t normally have time to visit, all in the one place at UnWined Subiaco! Or upgrade yourself to the VIP Club Lounge for a premium plumm glass, access to the under cover and garden courtyard, complimentary Cherubino Wine and Gage Roads beer from the Lounge Bar, catering by The Golden Roast during the event and private toilets. Enjoy a great day out with friends and family, discovering new wine, beers and spirits, whilst enjoying amazing food and listening to live music at Market Square Park. Stay tuned for more information on the Wine Theatre returning for 2021, See Subiaco activation and Stay Longer in Subi offers! *The registration desk will again be cashless so bring along your card or pre purchase your ticket to save the hassle! Cashless is also preferred for exhibitors.

Japanese Film Festival 2021

From epic fantasies to spine-tingling thrillers and avant-garde features, the Japanese Film Festival returns to Perth for its historic 25th year,

  • Dates:Nov 4 - 7
  • Venue:Palace Raine Square

Details

  • Hosted By:The Japan Foundation
  • Type:Community
  • Other:Film Events,Film Festivals

Description

The 2021 festival program will screen 15 films from the hottest newly-released feature titles spanning a diverse selection of genres from action to anime, drama, documentaries and much more. The festival will also screen an online program of five films over seven days for audiences across Australia from November 15 - 21.

Animal Farm

A rebellious satire boiling with political madness

  • Dates:Oct 2 - 24
  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Ticket Price:$36 - $93
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Theatre
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA

Description

Political powerhouse Van Badham (Banging Denmark, The Guardian) delivers an internet-fast brilliantly sharp adaptation of George Orwell's response to authoritarian government in Animal farm. This high-octane satire boils with the potency and emergency of a viral tweet. Trust us. You're going to love it.

Blend It Like Bordeaux

Learn your wines in an intimate setting.

  • Dates:Oct 16, 23
  • Time(s):11:00am-12:30pm and 3:00pm-4:30pm
  • Venue:Cape Grace Wines

Details

  • Hosted By:Cape Grace Wines
  • Ticket Price:$50

Description

Get to know the intricacies of blending Bordeaux-style wine at Cape Grace with winemaker Conrad Tritt. Learn the structure and style traits of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec before creating a wine to suit your palate under Conrad’s astute guidance. Walk away with a new understanding of how these supporting varietals give prominence to the Margaret River Region king, Cabernet Sauvignon. This is an intimate event with limited spots available.

Cervantes Art Festival 2021

Cervantes Art Festival 2021 Opening Night from 6pm Friday 15 Oct. The exhibition will then be open daily from 10am Saturday 16 Oct. Entry forms are available at www.cervantesartfestival.com.au

  • Dates:Oct 15 - 23
  • Venue:Cervantes Community Recreation Centre

Details

  • Type:Community,Youth Art / Performance
  • Art Exhibitions:Photography,Sculpture,Other Visual Arts
  • Other:Arts & Crafts

Description

Categories include: Oils/Acrylics, Watercolour, Mixed Media, Sculpture, 3D Objects, Textiles/Fashion/Quilts, Photography, Children's Art and Craft, Street Art, Bush Poetry, and Carrot Cake Competition. Digital entry forms available at www.cervantesartfestival.com.au Contacts: Anne - 0429 652 401 or [email protected]

Christmas Island Red Crab Migration

See the spectacularly huge migration of Red Crabs all across Christmas Island, as they travel to breed and lay their eggs in the sea. It's a natural event worthy of the best nature documentaries.

  • Dates:Wet Season - Oct to Dec
  • Venue:Christmas Island

Details

  • Type:Free
  • Other:Travel

Description

At the beginning of the wet season (usually October / November), adult Red Crabs undertake a huge migration from the forest to the coast, to breed and release eggs into the sea, all at the same time. 4-5 weeks later is the spawning time, where all of the baby crabs emerge, usually in sync with the moon. The migration is triggered by a suitable amount of rain In 2021, the possible spawning days are: 28 – 30 November and 28 – 30 December, in accordance with the lunar cycle.

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Wembley Theatre Company is “feline fine” with its annual pantomime, Dick Whittington and His Cat.

  • Dates:October 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
  • Time(s):7pm October 15, 22 & 29; 2pm October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31
  • Venue:Wembley Community Centre, 40 Alexander Street, Wembley

Details

  • Hosted By:Wembley Theatre Company
  • Ticket Price:$20, $15 concession
  • Type:For Kids
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Written by Tony Nicholls and directed by Bryce Manning at the Wembley Community Centre, the story follows Dick after he gets kicked out of home and decides to head to London. On his way, he encounters a smart talking cat and meets and instantly falls in love with Alice Fitzwarren. Dick wants to marry Alice – but so does the nasty Squire Crow – and he faces numerous challenges in his pursuit of Alice. After saving a fairy from King Rat, Dick is also rewarded and becomes Mayor of London. Dick Whittington and His Cat plays at 7pm October 15, 22 and 29 and 2pm October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31. Tickets are $20, $15 concession – book at www.trybooking.com/BUBZN The pantomime is showing at the Wembley Community Centre, 40 Alexander Street, Wembley.

Fine Vines Festival

Exceptional wine, extraordinary experiences. Fine Vines Festival brings together a selection of more than 30 unique events showcasing the quality and depth of the Margaret River region's wine offering

  • Dates:Oct 15-24
  • Venue:Multiple Venues

Details

  • Ticket Price:Prices vary
  • Food & Drink:Wine,Winery Events

Description

For the aficionados and the occasional drinkers alike, Fine Vines invites you to explore all aspects of our wine region through tastings and tours, masterclasses and exclusive museum wines. Over 10 days this Spring, you’ll get insider access to the vines, experts and wines that have shaped the Margaret River region over the past 50+ years.

Julie Nangala Robinson - Pirlinyanu

Japingka Gallery presents recent works by Julie Nangala Robinson, depicting Water Dreaming sites at Pirlinyanu on ancestral country

  • Dates:Oct 15 - Nov 18
  • Time(s):Weekdays 10am - 5pm; Weekends 12pm - 5pm
  • Venue:Japingka Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:Japingka Gallery
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Painting

Description

Julie Nangala Robinson is the elder daughter of famed artist Dorothy Napangardi. She has been an artist since the late 1990s and follows in the style of her mother Dorothy, to the extent that she uses minimal and contemporary designs in constructing her artworks. Many of her paintings are based on the Water Dreaming site at Pirlinyanu, which is her traditional country. Julie Nangala’s works are highly successful on large scale and several paintings in the exhibition show how well the elements in her works are highlighted on large canvases.

Jurien Bay Community Markets

Head down to Jurien Bay Community Markets where the coffee is fresh, the stalls are vibrant and the locals are friendly.

  • Dates:Nov 15, Dec 13, Jan 24, Feb 28, Apr 4, Apr 25, Jun 6, Sep 26, Dec 12
  • Time(s):8am - 1pm

Details

  • Hosted By:Jurien Bay Progress Association
  • Other:Markets
  • Type:Community,Free

Description

Start your Sunday morning with browsing stalls, supporting locals and enjoying the community atmosphere. Jurien Bay Community Markets have a wide variety of stalls with something for everyone!