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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


New Irish pub Johnny Fox’s opens in Northbridge

New Irish pub Johnny Fox’s opens in Northbridge

There's a new kid on the block in Northbridge. Taking over from the iconic Rosie O'Grady's, Johnny Fox's doors have...
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Perth’s best Greek restaurants: where to go for souvlaki and gyros

Perth’s best Greek restaurants: where to go for souvlaki and gyros

With a great selection of Greek food to be explored in Perth, a cuisine that is packed full of deliciously...
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Mount Lawley to become home to new neighbourhood café SoHo Lane

Mount Lawley to become home to new neighbourhood café SoHo Lane

Good news for those of us who have been on the hunt for a new brunch spot! The team behind...
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Perth Garden Bars to explore this Summer

Perth Garden Bars to explore this Summer

Living in WA, with the first hint of sunshine comes an immediate urge to drink outdoors and the Sunday Session...
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Must-try Espresso Bars In Perth

Must-try Espresso Bars In Perth

Longing for a spot where the coffee comes first? In Perth, you’ll have a choice of quality espresso bars, catering...
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Four Cosy Suburban Wine Bars in Mount Lawley & Maylands

Four Cosy Suburban Wine Bars in Mount Lawley & Maylands

Now that Clarences and Five Bar have shut up shop, you may be at a loss for where to head...
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Top Alfresco Brunch Spots in Fremantle

Top Alfresco Brunch Spots in Fremantle

Where it concerns the perfect Mother’s Day brunch spot, Fremantle serves up some truly beautiful breakfast fare. Venture off the...
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Perth’s top rooftop bars offering stunning city views

Perth’s top rooftop bars offering stunning city views

The weather is heating up, which means there’s no better place to soak up Perth’s glorious sunshine than on a...
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Two-storey Shelter Brewing Co opens beside Busselton Jetty with woodfired pizzas, lounge & playground

Two-storey Shelter Brewing Co opens beside Busselton Jetty with woodfired pizzas, lounge & playground

After 15 months of construction, Shelter Brewing Co opens its doors on Thursday, November 12. Sitting right on the Busselton...
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Fremantle Icon Little Creatures Turns 20: Celebrate With Local Performers, Exhibitions & Special Edition Ale

Fremantle Icon Little Creatures Turns 20: Celebrate With Local Performers, Exhibitions & Special Edition Ale

Iconic Fremantle Brewery Little Creatures is turning 20 and they’re inviting everyone along to celebrate! Setting aside the weekend of...
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Guides


Summer at Scitech

Supercharge your summer holidays with a fun, family day out that offers curious science experiences for all ages!

  • Dates:Dec 18 - Feb 1
  • Venue:Scitech

Details

  • Hosted By:Scitech - West Perth
  • Ticket Price:Adult: $19, Child: $12, Concession: $16, Mini Group: $52
  • Type:For Kids
  • Other:Science

Description

Explosive fireballs, insect hotels, birthday celebrations, planetarium wonders, and $1000 cash prize on offer – Summer at Scitech just got better.

With kids under 4 free, $5 all-day parking, and picnic facilities, Scitech is the perfect place to escape the summer heat. Plan ahead and book your tickets online and go in the draw to WIN $1,000!

What’s on? 

Earth Matters experience – Through a curated series of immersive exhibits, dive deep into the science behind our changing planet. Step into a banksia woodland, create and share renewable energy, design an insect hotel and discover how lifestyle choices impact the environment around us.  

We Are Aliens - Discover how scientists are looking for life beyond Earth and where we might find it. Come on a epic search for alien life, as we look at recent discoveries of microscopic life forms and examine similar conditions on other planets.

Things That Glow – From explosive fireballs and surprising chemistry, to the wonders of UV and laser light, this science theatre show shines a light on brilliant WA science.? 

Gumby’s Birthday – It’s Gumby’s 200th birthday! Join our favourite tree and his animal friends on the big stage for a special birthday celebration.  

Sustainable Suburbs - Help us build a sustainable suburb in the Rio Tinto Tinkering Space. Get creative by reusing materials and bring new ideas to life in this collaborative green neighbourhood.  

Discoverland – The wonders of science and play live in Discoverland – an enclosed area for Scitech’s smallest budding scientists.  

Kaartidjin Koorliny – This breathtaking gallery houses a stunning visual spectacle, with sensory exhibits incorporating sound and colour.  

 

 

FRINGE WORLD Festival

The most popular annual festival in Perth is back in 2021!

  • Dates:Jan 15 - Feb 14
  • Venue:FRINGE World venues across Perth & WA
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:FRINGE WORLD Festival
  • Produced By:Fringe World

Description

FRINGE WORLD is the third largest Fringe in the world and the 2021 Festival will take place from Friday 15 January to 14 February.

There’s something for everyone at FRINGE WORLD from comedy, music and musicals, circus and much more. Ticket prices are great value so you can enjoy multiple shows in one night out!

The most popular way to enjoy the Festival is at one of the hubs such as The Woodside Pleasure Garden or Girls School. The spaces are free to enter and have a magical atmosphere featuring food trucks, outdoor bars and free entertainment.

Tickets on sale now at fringeworld.com.au or download the FRINGE WORLD app.

Underground Comedy Showcase

Standup comedy is back in full force with a showcase like none other filled with only the best of FRINGE WORLD's Underground Comedy.

  • Dates:Every Friday and Saturday during Fringe
  • Time(s):10:00pm
  • Venue:The Rechabite Hall
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:Colin Ebsworth Comedy
  • Ticket Price:$25
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Produced By:Fringe World

Description

Each night brings you an immaculate roster of local legends, interstate icons and heavyweight headliners ready to bring the house down like never before. Located at Northbridge's only underground comedy venue, this late show is guaranteed to have crowds in hysterics with all the best acts in one place every Friday and Saturday of Fringe for sometimes saucy, sometimes dirty but always hilarious stand up comedy! Come see the best acts of the festival handpicked and up close in this one of a kind night where FRINGE WORLD's top tier comedians go UNDERGROUND.

The Greatest Magic Show

The multi award-winning, 3 year sell-out sensation - The Greatest Magic Show - is returning to Fringe World in 2021 with more whimsical wonders than ever before!

  • Dates:Jan 16 - 31
  • Time(s):4.40pm
  • Venue:Lotterywest De Parel Spiegeltent at The Woodside Pleasure Garden
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:Showmen Productions
  • Ticket Price:$20
  • Type:For Kids
  • Performing Arts:Circus,Comedy,Theatre
  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Event Venue:Woodside Pleasure Garden

Description

Having garnered international acclaim in Edinburgh, New Zealand and England, the stars Sam and Justin will be hitting the stage with brand new illusions direct from a Las Vegas stage!

Joining them once again, the show will be presented by the hilarious, charismatic and enchanting Ringmaster who, after searching far and wide, has finally found The Greatest Magic Show - and will do everything to keep it on track!

For an hour of non-stop laughter & wonder, plus a FREE MAGIC WAND, you can't miss this!!

Presented by:
Showmen Productions

Showmen Productions is an independent production company founded in Melbourne, Australia. Since its creation in 2018, the two driving minds behind the company, Sam and Justin, have created and toured internationally 2 MEGA magic shows; a family-friendly spectacular, ‘The Greatest Magic Show’, alongside their hilariously raucous, 18+ only evening show ‘Adults Only Magic Show’!

Their current flagship shows are set to tour the world in 2021, with extended seasons as apart of fringes in Perth, Adelaide, NZ, Brighton, Paris, Edinburgh and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!

Best Of Fringe: Early Show

Not sure what to go and see? The Court presents a daily gala of the finest comedy acts performing at this years FRINGE WORLD Festival.

  • Dates:Jan 19 - Feb 13
  • Time(s):6:15pm-7:15pm
  • Venue:The Court Hotel
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:Quirky Events
  • Ticket Price:$25
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Produced By:Fringe World

Description

International standard professional comedians guaranteed, as seen on TV. A mini Gala of the finest acts from the festival doing short extracts from their shows. Complete sellout 2015 to 2019. Each show contains acts that are regularly featured on TV. Previous acts include Tommy Little, Sarah Millican, Georgie Carroll, Hannah Gadsby, Nick Cody, Jimeoin, Matt Okine, Charlie Pickering, Tom Ballard, Akmal Saleh, Tom Gleeson, Steve Hughes and many more. Presented by: Best Of British Productions Best Of British Productions produce showcases at all major comedy festivals. They specialise in putting on the most professional, hilarious shows possible. Don't be fooled by cheap imitators, Best of British are the original and best. "Best of British is one of the greatest nights of comedy on the International Comedy Festival calendar" Herald Sun

Beyond The Faerie Door

Make these school holidays magical and venture Beyond The Faerie Door, in an installation full of beauty, wonder and imagination.

  • Dates:Jan 19 - 25
  • Time(s):11am, 1pm, 3pm
  • Venue:RAC Arena

Details

  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Type:For Kids
  • Ticket Price:$22
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre

Description

The Stage is returning to the RAC Local Lounge in fun size! 

Children will immerse themselves in this interactive experience designed for ages 3 to 8 years and enjoyed by anyone who still believes in magic! 

Glitter yourself up, get your faerie name and sit in on story time, learn some faerie craft, dance with the faeries and explore all the many wonders behind the magic door!
 
We haven’t forgotten about you big kids too! While the little faeries fly around their exciting journey beyond the faerie door, you can enjoy a relax right there in our comfortable lounge with cool air, couches, cushions, coffee, bar and food. Plan to stay for a munch as there will be plenty of Faerie fun food to enjoy!

Bluey & Bingo Head to Karrinyup

In a WA first, these school holidays Bluey and her lovable little sister Bingo will be heading to Karrinyup Shopping Centre for a week of free fun-filled activities.

  • Dates:Jan 19 - 24
  • Time(s):9am - 5pm - times vary
  • Venue:Karrinyup Shopping Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Karrinyup Shopping Centre
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:For Kids,Free
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

After making the long trip across the country, Bluey and Bingo will be bounding into Karrinyup for meet and greets, face painting, a flossing station, hilarious games and a centre-wide scavenger hunt. For those who love to play dress up, this is your chance! Come dressed to impress in your very best Bluey outfit or costume, snap a photo in front of the Bluey photo wall and share it to Instagram with the hashtag #BlueyComesToKarrinyup for your chance to win an exclusive Bluey themed prize. For Bluey-loving children with sensory needs who require a bit more peace and quiet for their experience, we’ll be hosting a special sensitive Bluey and Bingo experience outside of normal trading hours with the Autism Association of WA. Children with sensory challenges are invited to a Bingo and Bluey experience before stores open for a more relaxed environment on Sunday 24 January. Make the most of these school holidays and head to Karrinyup Shopping Centre. For more details visit - www.karrinyupcentre.com.au

900 Seconds (of Storytelling)

Catch five short works of independent theatre, each just 900 Seconds each!

  • Time(s):7:00pm
  • Venue:The Blue Room Theatre
  • Dates:Jan 20 - 23

Details

  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:The Blue Room Theatre
  • Ticket Price:$25 - 30

Description

900 seconds of anything goes. This year, everyone’s favourite short works program returns with 50% more seconds! Across three weeks, artists will respond to their curator and mentors provocation, with each week presenting a new slate of works. The first week of 900 Seconds is curated and mentored by award-winning performer Jo Morris, who is pumped to curate a season with the power of a good story at its core.

Ballads, Banksias and Beauty

From the heart of the South West comes a multi-sensory musical experience, Grammy award-winning Lucky Oceans FRINGE WORLD award winner Jessie Gordon, Ben Vanderwal & triple WAMI winner Russell Holmes.

  • Dates:Jan 15 - 25
  • Time(s):7:45pm to 8:45pm
  • Venue:The Gold Digger, Girls’ School
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:FRINGE WORLD Festival
  • Ticket Price:$31-36
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Music:Jazz
  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Event Venue:Girls School

Description

From the heart of the South West, drawn from the land and shaped by the hands of four world-class musicians, comes a multi-sensory musical experience. Grammy award-winning Lucky Oceans is joined by multiple FRINGE WORLD award winner Jessie Gordon, Bell award recipient Ben Vanderwal and triple WAMI award winner Russell Holmes.

This powerhouse quartet sculpt a wall of sound with pedal steel, piano, haunting vocals, drums, acoustic guitar and electronic soundscapes. The band create an hour of heartfelt, glorious and achingly beautiful arrangements of both original music and classic Australian songs performed against a backdrop of images of the West Australian landscape.

Experience Ballads, Banksias and Beauty at the Gold Digger from FRINGE WORLD opening weekend, January 15th to 25th at 7.45pm. Tickets from $27 available at fringeworld.com.au

"an experience that all West Australians should have at least once as it fills you up with the richness of our place" Fourth Wall, 2020 - 4 Stars 

WINNER Fringe World 2020 Weekly Music and Musicals Award Nominated and Shortlisted for Fringe World 2020 Martin Sims Award

Bettylou Rose: By Her Bootstraps

Bettylou Rose is back for another down-home good ol' country time. The Yellow Rose of Texas will delight you with plenty of bona fide Kentucky-fried country hits...and she'll probably tickle your r...

  • Festivals:Fringe Festival
  • Time(s):From 7:30PM To 8:30PM
  • Dates:Jan 20 - Jan 23

Details

  • Performing Arts:Cabaret
  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Hosted By:Bettylou Rose

Description

Bettylou Rose is back for another down-home good ol' country time. The Yellow Rose of Texas, as she's known in country music circles, will delight you with plenty of bona fide Kentucky-fried country hits... and she'll probably tickle your ribs while she's at it, too. Pull on your boots, cowpokes! Strap on your six-shooter, mount your pony and get on down to Bettylou's comeback corral. It's gonna be OK. Medium: For boomers, younger couples and teens. Thought-provoking, but not confronting.