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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.

What’s On Today

For Lovers of Music

On the Stage

For Lovers of Eating and Drinking

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Where to try bush tucker across WA

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Top Exhibitions on Today

Latest in Film

Aboriginal Art and Performance

Coming Up


Buster - It's All About Play

Over the school term the City of Fremantle will be presenting the Buster the Fun Bus program at the WA Maritime Museum!

  • Dates:Apr 30 - Sep 27
  • Time(s):9.30am to 11.30am
  • Venue:WA Maritime Museum


  • Hosted By:WA Maritime Museum
  • Venue Address:Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price FROM:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:WA Maritime Museum


Designed for inquistive minds aged 0 to 5, this free, multi-sensory, and hands-on program offers creative and fun opportunities for families to learn and play together.

You can find the Buster the Fun Bus team in the Australia II Gallery every Friday from 9.30am - 11.30am.

Entry is free for participants and their guardians.

This special program runs during the school term:

Term Two: Tuesday 30 April to Friday 5 July
Term Three: Tuesday 23 July to Friday 27 September

Saturdays At The Peninsula Dining Room

If you're after the best view of the track then the Peninsula Dining Room is the perfect place for you to enjoy a day of great racing with friends and family.

  • Dates:July 15 - Sep 28
  • Venue:Belmont Racecourse


  • Hosted By:Perth Racing
  • Venue Address:70 Grandstand Road, Ascot WA 6104
  • Ticket Price FROM:$60
  • Ticket price TO:$75
  • Type:Food & drink,Sports
  • Audience:Adults
  • Sports:Horse Racing
  • Food & Drink:Other,Restaurant Events


Indulge in a four-course buffet luncheon with fantastic view of the winning post from our intimate dining restaurant located on the Members floor. Why not top it off with a beverage package that lasts the duration of the race day?


Four-course buffet luncheon
Reserved table in the Peninsula Dining Room for the day
Access to the Members floor
Racebook per person
Private betting facilities and amenities


Members $60pp
Non-Members $75pp

Kings Park Festival

The award winning Kings Park Festival celebrates Spring during the month of September, with remarkable wildflowers, plant life and culture of Western Australia.

  • Dates:Sep 1 - 30
  • Venue:Kings Park
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:Kings Park and Botanic Garden
  • Venue Address:Kings Park, Fraser Ave
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Festivals,Flowers
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Kings Park


Throughout September, the Kings Park Festival presented amazing spring displays of wildflowers and many free events including outdoor exhibitions, guided walks and talks, photography displays, family activities and more. Around half a million people visited the 2018 Festival.

Festival Highlights:

The 'Greatest Show on Earth' outdoor exhibition featuring epic WA landscapes by renowned nature photographer David Bettini was a major hit.
New outdoor wellness activities - with meditation, tai chi, yoga and fitness classes attracted many participants.

Live acoustic musicians, lawn games and deck chairs at the Botanic Base chill-out zone were enjoyed by thousands of people each weekend.
Daily wildflower walks and other guided walks on a range of interesting topics from boab trees and birds, to art and history attracted a record number of bookings.
Events for native gardening enthusiasts including the famous Friends of Kings Park native plant sale and weekly 'Dig it with Coffee' native gardening advice sessions were extremely popular.
Working artists and creative displays in Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop were enjoyed by hundreds of shoppers across the month.
Inspiring images during our Flowers in Focus photography competition. You can view the final photographs in an outdoor exhibition in the WA Botanic Garden.
The Kings Park Festival has been held for 55 years, making it one of the longest running festivals in Australia.

SunSmart 2019 Bloom Festival

There are so many fantastic things to see and do across the width and breadth of the Great Southern of Western Australia and the SunSmart 2019 Bloom Festival in spring is the perfect place to start.

  • Dates:Sept 21 - Oct 20
  • Venue:Various Locations
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:Great Southern Treasures
  • Venue Address:Various Locations
  • Type:Festivals,Flowers,Garden,History
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly


During September and October, the SunSmart 2019 Bloom Festival showcases an interesting and varied array of events through most of the 19 towns in South West.

Great Southern Treasures showcases the smaller places that thrive on the commitment and inspiration of the communities that choose to live, work and play there. Experience this celebration of country life, whether you are exploring the area for the first time or as a local enjoying your own backyard and the incredible flora of the region.

Join us in Spring and let us share our patch of paradise with you, a truly Great Southern experience and we know you’ll have a blooming good time.


Saku Blossom Festival

The annual 'Saku Blossom Festival’ returns to S&R Orchard - a day sure to be filled with fun and activities for everyone.

  • Dates:Sep 14 - 30
  • Venue:S&R Orchard


  • Hosted By:S&R Orchard
  • Ticket Price:$10 for Adults on the weekend and kids under 12 FREE
  • Type:Festivals,Summer Markets
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access
  • Food & Drink:Food Market Events


The S&R Orchard is opening its gates once again for the annual ‘Saku Blossom Festival’. Located within a 30-minute drive from Perth’s CBD in the breathtaking Perth hills, this is a not to be missed festival with Japanese art, traditional street food, an animal farm and bouncy castles for the kids. Spend the day wandering amongst the blossoms or taking advantage of the limitless photo opportunities. 



Storyline Art Exhibition Artworks by Michael Miller acknowledging the longevity of Aboriginal life on this land. Australia's own Garden of Eden. Opening night Sept 19th. 6.30 - 8 pm

  • Dates:Sept 19 - 25
  • Time(s):11am - 4pm Daily ..Closed from 1.30 pm Friday 20th.
  • Venue:Kidogo Arthouse


  • Hosted By:Kidogo Arthouse
  • Venue Address:Bathers Beach Fremantle
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults
  • Visual Arts:Painting


“I invite you to journey through time and reflect on the mystical story of Aboriginal life, prior to colonisation, on this great land. A story that spans many tens of thousands of years. Storyline is a collection of my art that reflects the respect that I, and many others have, for the original custodians of this amazing land. It’s about the story I was never taught at school as a young boy growing up in WA. It’s about the wonderful connection to land, culture, spirit and community that is the trademark of the worlds oldest living culture.”

Join with me and imagine a time long ago in Australia’s own Garden of Eden.


Royal Over-Seas League Showcase

This concert presents the astonishing talent of WAAFA's winners of music prizes.

  • Dates:Sep 25
  • Time(s):7:30 pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium


  • Ticket Price:$24
  • Venue Address:1.110, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium


Music Director: Stewart Smith

Performed by: Winners of the 2019 ROSL Music Prizes.

The Royal Over-Seas League assists WAAPA's most talented music students to achieve their dreams on stage in Australia and internationally. This concert showcases the winners of the ROSL prizes in Chamber Music, the Music of Bach, Improvisation, Art Song, Early Keyboard and Composition. WAAPA is proud to partner with the Royal Over-Seas League in recognising and supporting the stars of tomorrow.

Performance dates
25th Sep 7:30pm

Ticketing information
$24 - Full
$24 - Concession/Friends

Bookings open
23rd Jul - Friends
30th Jul - Public.

Privé Fashion Platform | Ascot Racecourse 2019

This year Privé launches the 2019 Ascot Racing Carnival in fashionable style. Get your exclusive preview of another unforgettable season of racing, fashion and entertainment!

  • Dates:Sep 25
  • Time(s):6:45pm to 11:00pm
  • Venue:Ascot Racecourse
  • Festivals:Ascot Racing Carnival


  • Hosted By:Perth Racing
  • Venue Address:Lee-Steere House 70 Grandstand Road Ascot, WA 6104
  • Ticket Price FROM:Members $75
  • Ticket price TO:Non-Members $65
  • Type:Fashion,Festivals,Sports
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Perth Racing
  • Sports:Horse Racing


Tickets include:

  • Cocktail on arrival
  • Premium beverages and canapés
  • 2019 Ascot Season Launch presentation
  • Privé Fashion Platform Runway Show
  • 'Shop the Runway' Pop-Up
  • Live DJ entertainment

Empire Rose | Garth Cook | Megan Salmon | Only One Ashley | Jonté Designs | Tania Claire Australia | byHelo Jewels | Little Dove | Racewear looks from Cue, Review and Zara thanks to Garden City Perth | Styled by Juvelle Behrendorff

Gather the group and book your tickets for the ultimate night out!

Crossing Borders

An array of moving short films which will tell you stories of crossing borders.

  • Dates:Sep 26
  • Time(s):6:30 pm
  • Venue:Luna Cinemas


  • Venue Address:155 Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Film
  • Audience:Family-Friendly


A program of short films exploring the theme, Crossing Borders, created by the 2019 Screen Academy class of producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, sound designers and editors. The films feature the talents of WAAPA's Acting students as well as Composition, Sound, Costume and Design students. The WA Screen Academy is proudly sponsored by the Nine Network who will broadcast the films in October.

For further information visit the WA Screen Academy web page.

Performance dates
26th Sep 6:30pm

The Darlington Ensemble and UWA Strings

The cream of Perth’s chamber music scene, Semra Lee-Smith, Zak Rowntree, Sally Boud and Jon Tooby, work closely with UWA String students in this side-by-side performance of the Dvorák Bass Quintet.

  • Dates:Sep 27
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Callaway Auditorium


  • Hosted By:UWA Conservatorium of Music
  • Venue Address:Callaway Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:$10
  • Type:Music,University
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:UWA
  • Music:String Quartet


A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2019 showcases the immense talent of UWA’s young emerging artists and their mentors, the celebrated alumni, and nationally and internationally recognised guest artists.

From masterclasses and workshops to intimate chamber performances and large- scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, so come along to be inspired and entertained.