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Long weekend activities for the whole family this WA Day

WA Day rolls around again on Monday, 6th June! Celebrate our awesome state over the long weekend with a variety of upcoming events and activities. From festivals to exhibitions, brunches and Sunday sessions, there's something for everyone this long weekend. If you're...

Five fantastic family-owned wineries in the Swan Valley

The Swan Valley is filled with incredible wineries and places to visit, but nothing embodies the wine-making spirit more than a family-owned winery. Steeped in history and filled to the brim with stories to tell, here are five of our favourite family-owned wineries...

Dog-friendly wineries in the Perth Hills and Swan Valley

Look no further than the Perth Hills for wineries where dogs are more than welcome. La Fattoria, Fairbrossen Winery, Hainault Vineyard and more are lovers of their own dogs and will welcome yours with open arms as you sip on a glass of their fine vino. Scenic views, great wine and your pup – what more could you want?

Cosy small bars in Fremantle within stunning heritage buildings

Home to an eccentric community of artists, musicians, surfers and creatives, with a collection of quirky and colourful small bars lining its streets, a night out in Fremantle is never dull. Over the past few decades, a host of smaller boutique bars have opened...

7 Cosy Cottages in WA’s South West to Visit this Winter

At Scoop, we believe that WA’s south contains some of the most beautiful regions in the world. With picturesque views, lush greenery and local produce, there is plenty to explore right here in Perth’s backyard. Just in time for your next winter escape, we’ve rounded up 5 cottages that will keep you warm and cosy whilst offering a little something more for a unique experience down south.

Discover Perth’s best hidden bars

The Perth bar scene is surprisingly vibrant, filled with quirky hidden bars to whisk you away from the hustle and bustle of city life. From speakeasies that require a password to enter, to a bar that specialises in Japanese whiskey, discover Perth's best alleyway and...

Events in Perth to spoil Mum this Mother’s Day

Mothers are often our unsung heroes, and definitely deserve a treat this Mother's Day. Don’t leave a gift to the last minute, and spoil mum with a day she won’t forget with these top events all around Perth. From high teas to art workshops, we’ve got you covered with...

The Moro Spanish Film Festival: Directors’ Top Five Picks

Featured: Official Competition, Australian Premiere The Moro Spanish Film Festival returns to Perth 27 April – 18 May showcasing the best films from Spain and Latin America at Palace Raine Square, Luna Leederville and Luna on SX. Benjamin Zeccola, CEO Palace Cinemas,...

Perth Comedy Festival 2022: The Best Bits

The biggest annual comedy event in Perth is back for 2022! The very best talent from Australia and further afield are set to perform on the stages of three venues across Perth from 29 Apr – 15 May. The full program showcases over 50 events and performances from improv...

Reasons to enrol in a WAAPA short course for school years 7-12

On May 1, the Junior Academy at WAAPA is giving secondary school students the opportunity to enrol in an exciting and intensive performing program. For 8 weeks, students will establish movement skills and explore a range of acting techniques that can be applied to...

Top bowling alleys across Perth

Ten pin bowling is a timeless favourite for many, and Perth is home to a variety of bowling lanes and alleys. Featuring everything from themed nights and kid-friendly weekend bookings to jukebox players and light-up bowling shoes, this selection of bowling joints...

10 things to do in Kalamunda for your next day trip from Perth

It can be so hard to switch off from our busy lives and take the time to enjoy the local landscape and the company of loved ones. A day trip is a perfect way to take a break from the daily hustle without having to worry about the logistics of organising a full-blown...

10 dog friendly trails to explore around Perth

A day with your dog is a day well spent, so why not make the most of a glorious sunny day and explore one of many dog-friendly trails that fall within 60 minutes of Perth’s CBD. From relaxing 1 hour walks through stunning WA bushland, to tracks for avid hikers and...

Turkish Coffee in Perth: where to try it and how to make it

There is a Turkish saying: “The memory of a single cup of coffee lasts 40 years!” So, out of respect for the Turks, before we discuss the making of Turkish Coffee, you need to understand the history and the ritual. Taking great pride in their hospitality, the...

Swan Valley Gift Card Experiences

Only 25 minutes from Perth, the Swan Valley is renowned for its award-winning wineries and restaurants. What you may not know about is the various activities available to make the most out of your experience. You can now purchase a Swan Valley gift card, to give the...

Local’s choice: 10 best winery-restaurants in Margaret River

A long lunch or dinner at one of the better wineries in Margaret River is one of the great luxuries available to anyone living in WA. While we have our personal favourites, we called more than 30 locals in the hospitality industry and others with long experience...

Conscious Planet: Save Soil Walk

This Sunday, April 10, 'Conscious Planet: Save Soil' invite the Perth community to walk and raise awareness of a global soil catastrophe. On March 21 2022, Sadhguru, one of India's top 50 most influential people, started his solo 100-day, 30,000km motorcycle journey...

Breweries in the suburbs for a relaxing meal and drink

Moving closer to the city with our brewery series, we bring you four suburban breweries that are perfect for a pint, great food and spending quality time with friends and family. Discover the best brews in the Perth suburbs for post-work drinks or a relaxed Sunday...

Breweries in Perth CBD and Northbridge

Whether you are just finishing work or looking for ideas for your next night out, the city breweries are always a great option to visit all year round. Here are three of the best, from local fan favourites, SA imports and fantastic fruity fusions. Island Brew House,...

Stunning, luxury glamping sites in the Margaret River region

Updated Mar 2022 Enjoy a down-south getaway in Margaret River in the comforts of a eco-friendly glamping tent. If you like the idea of the ‘great outdoors’, without having to rough it, these luxury glamping sites are perfect for a romantic getaway or whisking the kids...

Breweries and cideries in the Swan Valley and Perth Hills

Whether you’re looking for a cold beer or a crisp cider, there are plenty of venues within 45 minutes drive of the city to explore. We checked out a few of the local favourites. Mash Brewing Mash Brewing has been a Swan Valley favourite for lunch, beer and a cider for...

WA winners at the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

Featured image: award winning Tree Chalets in Acton Park WA travel businesses won three gold and a total of 12 medals out of 25 categories at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards this week. For your next holiday or getaway, see the list of winners and full details and...

Perth’s best tequila bars

Whether you take it straight, with salt and lime or with the perfect margarita, tequila is the ultimate party spirit and there’s no better place to enjoy it than at a moody Mexican bar with a side of tacos. Before you begin your tequila journey, there are some things...

Top Irish pubs in Perth

With our large Irish population hailing back to the convict era, some of the traditional Irish pubs in Perth have established themselves a social hub for Perth’s Irish community and lovers of beer alike. Whether it be a casual drink or St. Patrick’s Day celebration,...

Sculpture by the Sea is back in 2022

Sculpture by the Sea is back from March 4th – 21st at Cottesloe Beach. The iconic exhibition will transform the beach into a seaside sculpture park, displaying over 70 sculptures from both local and international artists. The exhibition brings culture and intrigue to...

Boutique breweries open for lunch and dinner in Fremantle

There is no better place to enjoy a boutique beer than Fremantle - and in the last few years, several new breweries have joined the old favourites to provide beautiful locations for that Sunday sundowner, after work drink, or long-awaited catch up with friends. Here...

Get early access to WAAPA’s 2022 season launch

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), is back with another exciting program, packed with talent for 2022. The world-leading performance school is renowned for their inspiring and highly accomplished students across music, dance and theatre....

Ten music concerts coming to Perth in 2022

International artists are flooding back to Perth. Check out our top 10 guide plus more than 20 other music concerts happening in 2022. If you can’t find tickets, our recommendation is to visit tixel.com. 1. Lindsey Stirling Astor Theatre, Mar 5 Electronic violinist...

City Wine festival returns to Perth CBD in 2022

City Wine festival returns to Russell Square in the Perth CBD on the weekend of March 25 and 26. Always a super fun event, the festival showcases WA’s best wine, beer, spirits, food stalls and live music. [video width="1920" height="1080"...

Musica Viva presents Jonathan Paget and The Darlington Quartet

Musica Viva presents local artists Jonathan Paget and the Darlington Quartet as they come together to perform beloved classics for guitar and string quartet in the highly renowned, Perth Concert Hall on February 20. Australian artistic director, Paul Kildea brings...

Shark nets on the beaches of Perth and WA’s southwest

There are seven shark nets (or technically, ‘shark barriers’) in WA, three installed in Perth and another four on the beaches of WA’s southwest. They are a relatively new addition to beach life in WA, giving us peace of mind to enjoy an ocean swim without...

WA-made feature film wins big on the international film scene

For Albany based writer Adam Morris, staying local has led to a change in art form. A cancelled book tour freed up the time for writing and shooting a feature-length film set in Albany WA. The feature is titled Edward and Isabella and focuses on a couple who go on a...

Five fun Sunday Sessions happening in Perth right now

The Sunday session legacy began back when local pubs would only be open for three hours on a Sunday. Scrambling for $4 beer jugs, it became a weekly ritual. Its evolved throughout the years but still remains a fun way to finish off the weekend. Here are the top five...

Not-to-be-missed theatre happening in the first half of 2022

A number of world-class theatre productions are hitting Perth stages with an array of intriguing, emotional, and thought-provoking shows sure to enthral and excite. From productions tackling important topics such as Yirra Yaakin's Panawathi Girl and Black Swan State...

Junior Software Developer and Technician

We are looking for a talented software engineer to assist with the rapid expansion of localista into global markets, the ongoing development of new content and a world-leading user experience for our partners and public users. This role requires a developer who is...

Permanent exhibitions to explore at the WA Museum Boola Bardip

Discover our State’s rich cultural and natural heritage at the WA Museum Boola Bardip. It is awesome, free and easy to get to. The Museum is a $400 million-dollar masterpiece with 8 permanent exhibitions and a huge 1,000sqm special exhibition gallery. Here’s a quick...

5 new restaurants in Perth that opened in the last 6 months

Through all the COVID-19 madness, it's surprising that the Perth food and drink scene still never fails to deliver new bars and restaurants to explore. In the last 6 months, there have seen some highly anticipated openings. We've scoured the list and found the top 5...

Five awesome music festivals still happening in regional WA in 2022

Music festivals are slowly creeping back after the past years’ COVID hiatus. 2022 is bringing back your annual faves with some great local and international acts on the roster. Dust off the swag and get your mates together for these four music festivals happening...

How to create the ultimate Somerville outdoor movie experience

An integral part of Perth Festival, the annual Lotterywest Films season at UWA’s Somerville auditorium is Perth’s ultimate outdoor movie experience and a great way to enjoy world-class arthouse films from around the globe. The first and most important tip is to plan...

Eight romantic glamping locations in WA’s southwest

From Pemberton to Margaret River, there are numerous glamping sites to enjoy in the southwest of WA. Here’s a list of five to whet your appetite and our guide map to the 11 best glamping sites of the southwest. Bath House Glamping, Yallingup Yallingup Bath House takes...

Snorkelling sites along the Perth Coast

The Perth coast offers a variety of stunning snorkelling sites that can be accessed right on the beach. We’ve listed eight of our favourites plus check out the extensive list on our guide map to Perth’s best snorkelling sites. Coogee Maritime Trail, Coogee Located...

Family-friendly bays and island destinations in Perth

Struggling to keep the family entertained this school holidays? Here are five outdoor destinations in Perth perfect for a day trip with the kids this summer. Cape Peron, Rockingham Cape Peron is a gorgeous family-friendly picnicking and snorkelling spot in Rockingham...

A guide to the 30 best beach bars of Perth

What better way to enjoy warm Perth summer afternoons than with a drink in hand and a view of the ocean. Perth is home to a number of coastal bars offering everything from award-winning tequila to summer sunset sessions and Pinot coupled with fresh oysters. See our...

6 twilight markets to checkout in Perth this summer

Enjoy international cuisine, homemade goods and live entertainment at these 6 twilight markets popping up around Perth over summer. Grab the family or a group of friends, throw down a picnic rug and make the most of the balmy summer evenings as the sun sets over our...

What’s on and open in Perth on Boxing Day

With Christmas Day chaos and family obligations behind you and days or weeks of holidays ahead, Boxing Day is one of the best days of the year. Here’s some tips on how to make the most of Boxing Day 2021. Best movies showing in local cinemas This Christmas weekend is...

West Australian Good Food Award Winners for 2021

Each year the West Australian Good Food Guide runs the West Australian Good Food Awards. We have listed 2021's winning bars and restaurants for you to visit. See links to each location's listing in our guide below. Restaurant of the Year: Vasse Felix Chef of the Year:...

Last-minute ideas for New Year’s Eve 2021

There’s nothing worse than facing up to New Year’s Eve with nothing to do and nowhere to go. Fear not. There’s plenty of free events and low-stress places to go that require no planning, and for the ravers, sites dedicated to securing you last-minute tickets to the...

A guide to Perth’s rooftop bars to explore this summer

Whether for breakfast or late-night drinks, Perth’s 30+ rooftop bars are the perfect place to enjoy the heat of summer and a refreshing sea breeze with drink in hand and a dazzling view. We compiled a list of all 30 and highlighted a selection of must-visit locations...

Best places in Perth to get Christmas baked goods

The Christmas season is officially upon us. Indulge in festive sweets and treats with 15 of Perth’s bakeries serving up seasonal Christmas specials. From mince pies to fruit cake and gingerbread these bakeries are sure to satisfy your festive cravings. Mary Street...

Checkout our guide to over 30 beachside cafes in Perth

Perth is home to more than 30 beachside cafes. We’ve profiled 5 of Perth’s most noteworthy coastal cafes for your next beach-brunch venture, plus check out our list below of other beachside cafes to try. The Shorehouse, Swanbourne Tucked into the dunes at the end of...

Christmas Light Trails around Perth to get you in the festive spirit

From major light trails in the CBD to local neighbourhoods getting into the festive spirit, it’s that time of year where the streets of Perth come alive with Christmas lights. Checkout our list of walking trails, botanical gardens and cul de sacs decked with lights...

Gift an experience this Christmas with these 7 unique gift ideas

The masses of crowds, limited parking and sweltering Perth heat is enough to defer most of our Christmas shopping to the last minute. Plus, online shopping and postage time can be a gamble with the 25th creeping closer. Save yourself from venturing out into the...

Five new cafes that hit the Perth brunch scene in 2021

Perth saw some exciting and unique cafe additions to the brunch roster in 2021. After the tribulations of the pandemic, the city has been slowly opening its doors to new venues and fresh eats. From fluffy banana pancakes in the northern suburbs to beachside feeds,...

Kookaburra Cinema Outdoor Movie Season and Trailers 2021/22

Enjoy a movie under the stars in the Perth Hills at Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema. Kookaburra's outdoor cinema season runs from November to April. From November to February gates open at 6.30pm with the movie commencing at 7.45pm. From March to April gates open at 6.15pm...

5 gourmet providores offering ready-made Christmas catering

Christmas is a time of celebration, but it’s also undeniably one of the most stressful times of the year. We've identified 5 gourmet providores offering catering services that promise to relieve you of the kitchen duties, allowing you to spend more time celebrating...

9pm late-night ferries turn Rottnest into the ultimate day trip

Less than 30 minutes from the mainland, Rottnest has always been the ultimate day trip adventure, until it’s time to cut the fun short and head home on a late afternoon ferry. For summer 2021/2022, this has all changed, with the last ferries now departing as late as...

Perth’s top five places to get your waffle fix

When it comes to waffles why stop at breakfast? Whether you like it sweet or savoury there’s a waffle out there for everyone. Here are our top 5 Perth joints to get your waffle fix. Image credit: @walk.2.eat Pitcher and Iron, Subiaco With a reputation for the best...

Give the gift of gin this Christmas with Australian Distilling Co.

Australian Distilling Co. is dedicated to crafting spirits that pay homage to the beautiful cities and regions of Australia. Each sip is designed to embody the character of the city's distinctive locals. Australian Distilling Co. gins make the perfect gift this...

7 luxurious Broome stays

Headed up to Broome for some much needed rest and relaxation? Take a look at our top 7 luxury stays in and around Broome. The Mangrove Hotel Overlooking Roebuck Bay, The Mangrove Hotel ticks all the boxes for a luxury getaway to the North. The modern Mediterranean...

OTT desserts to make you drool

Indulge and take a tour of Perth’s best spots serving some amazing over the top desserts that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Swing by Railway Road for a doughy liege waffle or treat yourself to a 20-hour brioche donut in Willagee. From pastries to milkshakes...

Get in the Grove! Summer Fest at Koorliny Arts Centre

Settle into summer at Get in the Grove! Summer Fest on November 19 and 20 at Koorliny Arts Centre. The festival features a series of blockbuster films across the two nights. On Friday night catch Shaun the Sheep – The Movie, Crazy Rich Asians, Napoleon Dynamite or Top...

Creative one-day workshops and short courses in Perth

With holidays and the Christmas season fast approaching, why not make your next work gathering or gift a little more eventful with creative workshops to get everyone into the festive mood.  From potting plants, sewing up a storm or hammering out a pair of luxury...

Top 10 natural attractions to explore in WA’s southwest

It may be winter here in WA but that doesn’t mean you have to spend the next few months in hibernation. Whilst it might be tempting to migrate north towards warmth, the grass is – literally – greener down south! The South West is a region of diverse and vibrant beauty, rich with picturesque natural treasures. From gigantic ancient forests to tranquil inland waterfalls, there is plenty for you to discover and enjoy this winter. Check out our top picks below and be lured from your sofa!

Dating Black: a comedy by Yirra Yaakin about dating after 40

Yirra Yaakin presents a funny and energetic story depicting the trials and tribulations of dating and finding love as a mature adult and blackfulla with their latest production, Dating Black. On show at the Subiaco Arts Centre from November 16 – 27, the play explores...

Experience 10 peculiar themed bars in Perth

Looking for somewhere a little extra than ordinary to enjoy an evening out? Why not take yourself on a journey to one of the many themed bars in Perth and surrounds to transport you into another worldly place. From secretive speakeasy’s to Alice in Wonderland...

Swimming holes under an hour from Perth

One of the benefits of living in the world’s most isolated capital city is that we are surrounded by hidden oases and secret swimming spots. Here, you can lay upon the white sand of your own private lagoon, take a dip in these natural pools that are sheltered from the world, and be lulled into serenity by the peaceful sound of water falling into itself. Check out these top swimming holes not too far from Perth’s metropolitan area below.

Flow State Weekender lifts the lid on sexual wellness this summer

Tickets are on sale for Flow State Weekender, a two-day inclusive festival marrying inspiring discussions from the country’s best thought leaders with movement, activities, workshops and music. The festival will take place in February of 2022. The first of its kind in...

WAAPA students welcome audiences into the world of puppeteering

WAAPA’s students are pulling strings to showcase their puppeteering skills to entertain and bring their puppets to life for two performances of the mesmerising show Wonder. This is an exclusive event showcasing a collision of some of the most creative minds from WAAPA...

Enjoy rides, games and entertainment at this year’s Canning Show

The LiveLighter Canning Show returns to the Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 with a packed program of events. This year’s show includes rides, games, carnival stalls, live music and of course show bags....

Reasons to visit the ‘real’ Broome in the wet season

Each year in May, Broome transforms into one of Western Australia’s most popular tourism destinations with warm weather and cloudless days providing a welcome relief from the southern winter cold, perfect for lounging around the pool and long swims at the beach....

ST. ALi Film Festival Trailers

Spring welcomes to Perth the 2021 ST. ALi Italian Film Festival, a celebration of the Italian film industry. Running from October 20 to November 14, the festival offers a range of films from diverse genres including New Italian Cinema, the Female Lens, family film and...

See the film trailers of the 2021 British Film Festival

From compelling true stories and literary adaptations to biographies and documentaries, this year’s British Film Festival will be screening exceptional talent from November 3 to December 1 across participating venues: Luna Leederville, Luna Luna SX, The Windsor and...

Top 5 picks at Perth International Jazz Festival 2021

The Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) makes its much-anticipated return to Perth this November 5 - 7 with a special series of performances in Busselton on November 13. Presenting an array of incredible jazz performances in the Perth Cultural Precinct, Hyde Park...

Top 5 picks at the British Film Festival

From compelling true stories and literary adaptations to biographies and documentaries, this year's British Film Festival will be screening exceptional talent from November 3 to December 1 across participating venues: Luna Leederville, Luna Luna SX, The Windsor and ...

New gin bar opens in Subiaco – Spirit of Little Things

New Subiaco resident, Spirit of Little Things, is serving urban vibes, local feels, food and plenty of premium gin. The small-batch artisan gin bar opened in September and has quickly become a popular hangout spot for after work and weekend drinks. Starting in 2018 as...

2021 Lester Prize winners announced

The winner of the 2021 Richard Lester Prize for Portraiture, WA's premier portrait prize, has been announced. Taking home the prestigious award and $50,000 main prize is NSW artist Sidney Tapia for his portrait of Siaosi Feiloakitau titled Through You. The man at the...

2021 Lester Prize Workshops on offer

The Lester Prize is one of Australia’s three leading art awards for portraiture and the only one based in Western Australia. The 40 finalists for 2021 are being displayed at the Art Gallery of WA from October 16 to November 29. The finalists were selected from 750...

Lester Prize Portrait Pathway Art Walking Tour

The Lester Prize is one of Australia’s three leading art awards for portraiture and the only one based in Western Australia. Out of 750 applicants, only 40 finalists are selected and put on display at the Art Gallery of WA from October 16 to November 29. As part of...

‘Paint & Sip’ wine and art gallery space opens in Subiaco

Pull on an apron, pick up a brush and grab a glass for an afternoon of creativity and chardonnay at Subiaco’s brand new 4 Sista’s Sip and Paint art studio on Rokeby Rd. Sip and Paint is a big thing in the East Coast, but not so big in Western Australia, yet! In early...

Winning wines from the 2021 Swan Valley Wine Show

The Swan Valley’s top winemakers were awarded last Friday night at the 33rd annual Swan Valley Wine Show hosted at Sandalford Wines. Local winemakers, Swan Valley business owners and community members gathered for the presentation of awards. One of Australia’s longest...

The 2021 Installers Prize Winner for the 2021 Lester Prize

With a new year comes new possibilities. As part of the 2021 Lester Prize exhibition there is an exciting new prize, the Barton Family Foundation Installers Prize. This prize, worth $5000, will be chosen by the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s very own instillation...

The Lester Prize 2021 Finalists’ Artwork on Display

The Lester Prize is back for its 15th year at the Art Gallery of WA from Saturday, October 16 to November 29. One of the top three Portraiture awards in the country, this is a great opportunity to see 40 magnificent pieces of work selected from more than 750...

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 kits packed with fresh farm goodness. With a plethora of options to choose from, local businesses from around the state are sourcing the very best...

Top 5 Picks at the ST. ALI Film Festival

Spring welcomes to Perth the 2021 ST. ALI Italian Film Festival, a celebration of the Italian film industry. Running from October 20 to November 14, the festival offers a range of films from diverse genres including New Italian Cinema, the Female Lens, family film and...

Lessons learnt on the journey from Perth to LA and a career in film

While times may change, the keys to success rarely do. No one knows that better than Rikki Lea Bestall, whose passion for film took her from Perth to LA and then back again as CEO of Screenwest, helping to fund and support the development and production of film,...

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 year, Yagan Square has become a hub for meeting and eating. Crammed with hip eateries, we’ve taken a tastebud tour of Market Hall and rounded up some foodie staples and recent openings. Whether you feel like ice cream, bánh mì or some delicious contemporary bush tucker, you’ll find it all under one roof.

Five top animal farms close to Perth

A day on the farm cuddling cute animals, picking fruit and taking tractor rides is about as good as it gets for most kids. Within one hour drive of the Perth CBD there is a range of places to spend the day open on weekends and weekdays during the school holidays. Here...

Perth stores taking on the ‘eco fashion’ challenge

The fast fashion industry is constantly criticised for its poor treatment of workers and large environmental footprint. People are increasingly seeking sustainable brands from which to source their clothes so that they can be a little kinder to the planet. A number of...

100 things to do for kids in Perth for the school holidays

There are 100s of new and fun things to do with kids in and around Perth these school holidays. Here is a list of recommendations and events for you to choose from. If you need further inspiration, go to our events guide for kids. EVENTS GUIDE A day trip to Rottnest,...

Top 10 wildflower day trips and 23 walking trails close to Perth

With wildflowers blooming, waterways flowing and mostly cool and sunny weather, spring is the best time of the year for a day trip from Perth. There are plenty of historic town and fields of flowers to enjoy from the car, or mix is up with some of the many walking...

Saving Wally: the amazing survival story of Wally the Wattlebird

Meet Wally the Wattlebird. Born in Subiaco in September 2020 to two devoted Wattlebird parents, like many of his kind, the first few weeks of life were touch and go. Blessed with a face that only a mother could love, yes strangely alluring, Wally’s clown-like...

A Moving Portrait: a dance performance by WAAPA

If you have aspirations for a career in dance, costume, design, music or choreography, and are looking for inspiration, check out this incredible dance performance by second and third year dance students in the 2020 class at WAAPA. This is why each year, thousands of...

5-Star luxury campervans for hire in Western Australia

The #Vanlife movement and availability of 5-star vans have made campervanning, once the poor man’s holiday, the new trend in luxury travel. If you haven’t heard of them before, Camplify is the Airbnb equivalent for van hire, making privately-owned luxury vans...

A complete guide to the 2021 Japanese Film Festival

The 2021 Japanese Film Festival has officially been launched. Returning to Perth for its 25th year, the festival will be screened at Palace Raine Square from November 4 - 7. The Festival program features 15 films spanning a diverse selection of genres including...

Amazing station stays in WA’s Northwest

A station stay is more than your average getaway. Step onto a working cattle station or farm covering thousands of hectares and experience the lifestyle of a stockman. Accommodation on an outback station can vary from a campsite and swag, to simple shearing quarters,...

Top 5 attractions at the 2021 XR:WA virtual reality and gaming event

Grab your VR goggles and boot up your gaming consoles because XR:WA is diving into the immersive world of virtual reality, augmented reality and computer games at Perth Cultural Centre this month. From September 17 – 19 you can experience multiple events, workshops,...

Sample award-winning wines at the Swan Valley Wine Show

The Swan Valley Wine Show is recognised as one of the premier regional wine shows in Western Australia. Attracting hundreds of entries from the Swan Valley and Greater Perth Area, the show is held annually with the objective of showcasing the great wines produced by...

Enjoy WA’s best wine, spirits and brews at UnWined Subiaco

Immerse yourself in premium wine, good food and music at UnWined Subiaco returning to Market Square Park this October 23 & 24. As one of WA’s premium wine and food festivals, you will have the opportunity to sample 200 wines from over 35 WA wineries plus a range...

Get on board the murder-mystery party trend sweeping Perth

If you’re tired of hitting up the pub every Friday night, start your weekend with a unique activity that’s gaining notability. Adult murder mystery nights and scavenger hunt experiences mix sleuthing and fright with fun. With many themes to choose from, and indoor or...

Special dining experiences to celebrate Dad this Father’s Day

Sick of gifting Dad a new pair of socks or tools for the shed each Father's Day? Spice things up this year with a special dining experience at some of Perth's best restaurants and breweries. From 'Dude Food' afternoon teas to Bottomless Brews this is one Father's Day...

Celebrate spring with WA’s wildflower festivals

As Spring nears, we are heading into WA's wildflower season. There are a number of wildflower festivals and events occurring in September across WA which celebrate this wonderful time of year as the state’s flora hits full bloom. LiveLighter Bloom Festival The...

Five of Perth’s best wine bars with retail licenses

How often have you enjoyed a superb bottle of wine at your local bar or restaurant, only to wish you could take a case home. Well, now you can. There are at least 45 wine bars in Perth but only a limited few that combine the variety and quality of a wine bar with the...

An inside look at this year’s ST. ALi Italian Film Festival

Never have we longed more for the chance to escape and become immersed in another world. The ST. ALi Italian Film Festival is back in town celebrating the very best of Italian cinema. Now in its 22nd year, the festival continues to present outstanding new Italian...

Toodyay International Food Festival

Longing for the days when travel will return to normal and you will once again be able to jet-set overseas? We have a solution for you. Treat your tastebuds to an exotic experience at the Toodyay International Food Festival. Featuring dozens of stalls offering an...

Digital Marketing Support Officer

Scoop hosts the largest lifestyle & travel network in WA, with 16,000 listings updated by more than 10,000 local users. Scoop and localista work at the cutting-edge of digital and content-marketing, providing solutions to some of the leading brands and peak...

Private dining rooms in Perth’s most luxurious restaurants

Last year saw many events, including private events, cancelled as a result of restrictions and lockdowns. Private dining rooms offer a unique dining experience while having total privacy with your closest friends and family. Perfect for a special celebration, office...

Bottomless Brunch with a Twist

Why just have brunch when you can have bottomless brunch? These boozy meals fuelled with bottles upon bottles of Prosecco provide the perfect opportunity for a catch-up with friends whilst kick-starting your weekend. If you’re looking for something different to your...

Enjoy a romantic date night at Perth’s finest French bistros

Whisk yourself and your significant other off to the romance and culture of France by enjoying a date night at one of Perth’s dreamiest French Bistros. Surely there is nothing more romantic than a glass of wine paired with the delectable delights of French cuisine....

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 this time of year, it’s the warming, spiced deliciousness of mulled wine. With the cold season well and truly upon us, we can’t think of a better way to warm up than by cosying up with someone special over a mug of steaming mulled wine! If you are wondering where to get your hands on this sweet and spicy winter elixir here in Perth, we’ve got you covered – explore our top picks below!

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 for authentic European-style charcuterie. With goods imported from a range of European countries, including Croatia, Serbia and Poland, you’ll feel...

Charlesworth Ballet celebrates 60 years of ballet

Charlesworth Ballet, Western Australia's longest standing dance school, celebrates 60 years in 2021 and will be marking the occasion with a special gala performance from Youth Ballet WA, highlighting the future stars of the Australian dance world. Set to take place on...

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Escape into Perth’s best boutique bookstores

Looking for a fresh new book to escape into this winter? Perth is scattered with quirky, independent bookstores that cater to all kinds of reading interests. Whether you are into the latest bestsellers, vintage classics, or mind-altering sci-fi you are sure to find a...

2021 Miss NAIDOC Perth finalists announced

Nine of Western Australia’s brightest First Nations women have been announced as finalists for Miss NAIDOC Perth 2021. An annual 6-week leadership and empowerment program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, Miss NAIDOC Perth aims to increase participants’...

Ten great pasta joints in Perth

The humble pasta dish has soared to new heights in Perth as of late. With renowned Italian chefs experimenting with everything from pig cheek and zucchini flowers to currant ragu and buffalo ricotta, no matter which Italian eatery in Perth you visit, you are bound to stumble across a delicious plate of pasta. So, without further ado, prepare to eat your way through these 8 delectable pasta joints in Perth. Avanti!

Romantic winter getaways on Perth’s doorstep

Having reached the halfway point of the year, it is time for some much-needed rest and relaxation. The winter months also present the perfect opportunity to plan a romantic getaway and cosy up with someone special. With persisting border closures and uncertainty...

Top comedy events coming up in Perth

Everyone needs a good laugh now and then and there’s nothing like an evening of comedy to help let it out. Alongside Perth’s comedy lounges and clubs, there are a host of comedy festivals that tour through the city each year, including Perth Comedy Festival and...

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 the elaborate wine tastings of City Wine and UnWined Subiaco, to the luxurious foodie getaways of Gourmet Escape and Taste Great Southern, the food festival calendar is filled with amazing culinary experiences throughout the year. Take your pick!

Director’s Picks At The 2021 Revelation Film Festival

An annual favourite in every film fanatic's calendar, Revelation Film Festival will be returning for its 24th iteration with its most thought-provoking and experimental program yet. From 1 - 11 July, Revelation will showcase more than 35 features and documentaries,...

Leederville’s Top Brunch Spots

From the cafe-lined hub that is Oxford Street, to some of the breakfast spots hidden further afield, Leederville offers lots of choice when it comes to picking a brunch-date destination. Check out some of our favourites below! Sayers Food The ever-popular Sayers is a...

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 scattering of heritage buildings to be explored in our city, many of which are now home to quaint restaurants and cosy bars. We’ve scouted...

Where to find a late night caffeine fix in the Perth CBD

For some of us, the day-time caffeine hit wears off and we need a little extra pick-me-up after work. In Perth, however, most cafés shut up shop around 3pm and it can be notoriously difficult to get your hands on a good cup of coffee. We’ve done some scouting and...

Top film festivals coming up in Perth this year

Every year, a selection of international film festivals showcasing cinema from across the world come to Perth, alongside some key home-grown film festivals championing local and Australian-made film. From action-packed features to insightful documentaries, this year’s...

WA Museum Boola Bardip wins three major national industry awards

Western Australia's stunning new museum, the WA Museum Boola Bardip, has just been awarded three prestigious MAGNAs (Museums and Galleries National Awards) at the sector's annual awards event in Canberra on June 9. After four years of development, the...

Pet-friendly luxury holiday homes in the Southwest

Every holiday season families flock down to WA’s popular south west region and it can be a tricky time trying to organise alternative care for our four-legged friends. You may be surprised to know that there are a handful of high-end holiday homes that are...

Top theatre productions coming to Perth this winter

If you’re looking for something to do this winter be sure to check out the fresh season of productions coming to Perth stages. From classical musicals like Crazy for You to inspiring performances from Western Australia’s most talented up-and-coming stage actors, there...

Perth’s first women’s only Safe Night Space is now open

Perth’s first Safe Night Space has officially opened. This women's-only centre is the first of its kind in Perth and will provide a place for women to rest, access basic facilities, seek support and connect to other services in a safe and secure environment at night....

Top events and things to do over the WA Day Long Weekend in Perth

Got anything planned for the WA Day Long weekend? If you’ve not been organised enough to book a trip away, there’s lots of exciting events on in Perth from June 4 – 7. Here’s a handful of some of the top things to do in the city over the WA Day weekend. Enjoy a...

Be scathed and surprised by Pulitzer-Prize nominated drama, Gloria

A stage production of Branden Jacob-Jenkins' Pulitzer-Prize nominated drama, Gloria is an explosive play that takes a scathing look at the exploitative nature of our media-saturated world and the personal cost of ruthless ambition. Something startling is exactly what...

From sailing to skating; school holiday activities in Mandurah

The school holidays are just around the corner, meaning it's time to start planning your winter getaway with the family. You won't need to travel too far to find your next family vacation spot, with Mandurah offering some awesome kid-friendly experiences. Spend some...

Relax by nature with these eco-tours of Mandurah

Mandurah is home to some of the most beautiful and healthy aquatic life in the world, with an estuary more than twice the size of Sydney Harbour. The thriving fauna and flora draw tourists from all over Australia, and the natural, wild landscapes are the perfect way...

Contemporary dance arrives back In the Flesh

Human connectivity, dramatically reshaped by the challenges of 2020, lies at the heart of LINK Dance Company’s highly anticipated mid-year show, In the Flesh. Taking place from June 4 - 7 at the Geoff Gibbs Theatre, the stunning work of contemporary dance showcases...

Plan your next girls getaway in Mandurah

Ladies of Perth, if you are itching to ditch the boys and get away for the weekend with the girl gang, we have just the solution. Take off down south to WA’s second-largest city, Mandurah, to unwind with your besties and relax by nature. With gorgeous coastal scenery,...

Embark on a walking trail of Mandurah’s amazing street art

From stunning sculptures to interactive street art installations, Mandurah is home to some truly outstanding art. Uncover gems from local talents all across the city, inspired by the unique landscapes of the estuary, the amazing native fauna and flora, and the history...

Savour freshly-caught seafood in Mandurah

What started as a humble fishing town over 100 years ago, the thriving city of Mandurah is now well-renowned for its superb seafood. With an estuary expanding over twice the space of Sydney Harbour, the area is teeming with marine life like crayfish, mullet, salmon...

Magical dolphin encounters in the canals of Mandurah

Like the cute quokkas of Rottnest Island, the City of Mandurah has its own adorable, native mascot – the bottlenose dolphin. Mandurah’s pristine, protected estuary is home to one of the healthiest dolphin pods in the world, with a massive population of somewhere...

Where to find Perth’s Best Conti Rolls

The legendary conti roll, WA’s most iconic sandwich, consists of a crusty roll filled with mixed continental meats (traditionally coppa, mortadella and salami) combined with a delicious assortment of Italian-style vegetables. Although our love for the conti roll was...

Explore stories of sunken ships told with LEGO bricks

Hold on to your LEGO, an exciting new exhibition combining shipwrecks and LEGO bricks is coming to the WA Maritime Museum from Sunday, 27 June. Brickwrecks: Sunken ships in LEGO® bricks! dives right into the stories behind eight of the world's most fascinating...

Top picks at the 2021 German Film Festival

Palace Cinemas are once again celebrating diversity on screen at the 2021 German Film Festival, with over 30 films from the best and brightest in German cinema, taking place from 3 June to 20 June. Festival Curator Bettina Kinski has kindly shared some of her top...

New openings of 2021: Perth’s best new bars

Despite a couple of challenging snap lockdowns and the persistence of border closures, there have been some exciting developments within the Perth hospitality scene in 2021. We’re not even halfway through the year yet and there are already eight new bar venues in the...

See a major Broadway musical come to life on the Perth stage

The reviews are in! WAAPA's Crazy For You is an absolute smash-hit! This icon of musical theatre is a classic farce: the showfolk of New York meet the hicks of a dead-end mining town in Nevada, saving a bankrupt theatre, revealing a mistaken identity and uniting a...

Unleash your inner creative: art workshops for adults

Who says it’s too late to pick up a new hobby? Whether you’re a beginner who can barely manage a stick figure, or the next Claude Monet, here is a list of the best Perth workshops where you can unleash your inner creative. If you’re looking for a fun night out with...

Starry, starry night: Indigenous stargazing on Rottnest Island

As the sun sets on Thomson Bay, cast your eyes to the heavens for an evening of indigenous stargazing and dreamtime storytelling on Rottnest Island tomorrow tonight. 'Djindoon Djenung at Wadjemup' or 'look to the stars', is the theme of a new series of free evening...

Darkfield’s immersive sensory shows are coming back to Perth

Does the sound of sitting in a pitch-black sea container as voices whisper into your ears and you slowly lose your grasp on reality sound enticing to you? The multi-sensory immersive theatre shows set inside sea containers that gained popularity through their stints...

Eco-friendly accommodation in Margaret River

With more and more businesses and individuals embracing the sustainability movement, there is a growing demand for accommodation options that are in line with the eco-conscious ethos. In the Margaret River region, this trend has been adopted by several accommodation...

Meet WA’s blind cameleer changing our perspective on camels

Australia has the largest dromedary population in the world, but we rarely see these animals face to face. Camels are now considered a pest in WA, and unfortunately thousands are culled every year. Meet Dr Max Bergmann: the blind cameleer wanting to change our...

Top Mother’s Day events in Perth

Mothers are often the unsung heroes of the house, always putting the needs of their families before their own. This Mother’s Day, let mum take a break and engage in some self-indulgence that sees you taking care of her! From craft workshops to uplifting performances...

Five of the best whiskey bars in Perth

However you spell it, whisk(e)y bars are becoming increasingly popular, with many having opened in Perth’s CBD over the past few years. If you’ve had a long, busy day at work or want to go for a late night drink on the weekend, these five impressive whiskey joints are worth hunting down.

The best date-night deals in Perth for every day of the week

Cure those lockdown blues with a much-needed date night with your SO. If you're still feeling the impact of the long weekend on your wallet, don’t worry, we have you covered. Here are some of the best date-night deals at Perth restaurants to make you feel like you’re...

Explore the Porongurups and Mt Barker like a local

Many people think of Mt Barker as a pass-through town to get to the tourist hotspot Albany; but the quirky town spirit and it’s many hidden gems make this small town more than just a bathroom stop. A four-hour drive along Albany Highway from Perth will lead you...

Cosy jazz bars across Perth

Whether you are looking for a place to spend date night or somewhere to grab a drink and escape the colder weather, there are many clubs and bars across Perth where you can experience quality jazz music. Grab yourself a cocktail and immerse yourself in a night of jazz with some of the cosiest jazz bars across Perth.

New Dog Agility Park opens in the Perth CBD

Perth has a brand new off-lead dog park, and it’s right in the heart of the CBD. Located down the Adelaide Terrace end, at East Perth’s Ozone Reserve, the park features a whole range of dog agility equipment, all designed to help exercise your furry friends. Those...

The search is on for Northbridge’s new secret 70s disco bar, Toots

Northbridge’s Chinatown has gained a new dance bar, but it’s up to you to find out exactly where it is! Here’s some insider knowledge we can share: Password protected and in a mystery location, guests can drop into Toots from 6.00pm on Thursday April 22, but will need...

Dine, Drink & Experience: Perth’s Best Walking Tours for Foodies

One of the best ways to get to know Perth's local food scene is by wandering around the streets, discovering new bars and eateries. Even better when you have a handy guide who knows where all the best spots are! There are a handful of walking tours that focus on...

Last-minute gift ideas from Perth boutique stores

We have all been guilty of letting the odd special occasion sneak up on us and being caught present-less. Buying gifts last-minute can be tricky at the best of times, especially when you need something personal and thoughtful to impress that special someone. As a...

Subiaco’s best lunch spots

Subiaco’s industrial corner is home to 20,000 workers, which means everyday, when the clock hits noon, 20,000 workers get that faint pang of hunger to signify it’s time to eat. Pin this list of the best subiaco lunch spots for the next time it hits midday and you...

All you need to know about ferries to Rottnest

Planning a trip Rottnest? Whether it’s a daytrip or an extended bliss-out stay, getting your ferry booking right can make a big difference to your holiday, including making the most of your time on the island, access to bikes and snorkelling gear. We've compiled a...

Where to see koalas in Perth for your next family day out

Take inspiration from the Irwins and get up close with koalas in Perth’s wildlife parks. With the school holidays approaching, you can nip the cries of boredom in the butt early and create lasting memories with a day spent with these Aussie icons. Sadly, the bushland...

Dine and dash with Perth’s best express lunch menus

Finding a way to work a proper lunch into a busy schedule can be a challenge, especially if you are after something a little more decadent than a quick sandwich or last night’s leftovers. But being time-poor doesn’t have to mean compromising on flavour; there are...

Explore the dystopian lego exhibition created by LEGO Masters Winners

Content provided in partnership with Seesaw Magazine.  What happens when the winners of LEGO Masters Series 2 are commissioned to create an exhibition? Ara Jansen catches up with Jackson Harvey and Alex Towler to learn about the intricate and intriguing world they’ve...

Must-see theatre productions hitting Perth’s stages this Autumn

Along with the change in the weather, Autumn in Perth also brings with it a fresh season of exciting new theatre. From massive global stage productions like Legally Blonde: The Musical to original works from one of Australia's leading performing arts academies, there...

Perth’s best hawkers markets for delicious street food

With beginnings dating back to Singapore in the 1950s, hawkers markets have always been a great way to experience local flavour and culture. Hawkers markets offer up more than delicious, convenient dining, they also offer a space that is carved out for the community...

Rottnest for Thrillseekers: best activities for island adventures

Big game fishing, a free-fall adventure and big surf breaks – all this and more for some adrenalin-charged fun at Rottnest. While the island is home to some once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Rottnest is naturally blessed with a dramatic landscape so you don't have to...

Rottnest Bucketlist: Best things to do on Rottnest

Rottnest has loomed large in the imagination of WA locals, well before Roger Federer and his quokka selfie put it on the map. Its crescent-moon beaches, turquoise waters and incredible wildlife has made it a favourite for generations of family holidaymakers and mates’...

A room with a view: best places to stay on Rottnest Island

Champagne tastes or beer budget, there are accommodation options for everyone at Rottnest Island. Here are some of the best places to stay on Rottnest, whether you're a solo traveller or on a family getaway. Samphire Hotel Deciding between the pool or a sunset dip in...

Rottnest’s Most Popular Surfbreaks

The recent news that some of the world’s best surfers will compete at Rottnest in a one-off World Surfing League event from May 16 - 26 May puts the island squarely on the international surfing map. The competition will be held at Strickland Bay, one of the most...

Not just Quokkas: six amazing animal encounters on Rottnest

It's hard to resist the pulling power of the quokka on Rottnest, but there are many other worthy contenders, both on land and underwater. The island is listed as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area and many of its bays are protected marine zones.  Some of...

Luna Cinemas brings world-renowned art to Perth through film

Starting this autumn, Luna Palace Cinemas will be transporting viewers into galleries from around the world with these amazing immersive art film experiences. Windsor Cinema will play host to Exhibition on Screen with 5 feature-length films showcasing iconic artists...

Retelling stories to rekindle the fire – Perth Festival’s Galup

Content provided in partnership with Seesaw Magazine.  Journeying through time and space, Galup’, by Ian Wilkes and Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, takes audiences on a walking tour that reclaims Noongar history, writes Kobi Morrison. Galup, Ian Wilkes and Poppy van...

Thrilling watersports experiences around Perth

With around 80 kilometres of pristine coastline and the mighty Swan River coursing through the city, it's no wonder Perth is a hot destination for lovers of wet and wild adventures. Whether you want to pedal over turquoise waters on a waterbike or shoot through the...

Best beach camping spots along Perth’s southwest coastline

Whether you put your travel plans on hold over the lockdown, or you just want to get away for a few nights over an upcoming long weekend,  now’s the time to start preparing for your next getaway. Nothing puts you to sleep like the sound of waves, and if you’re going...

Perth boutique homeware stores that will elevate your living space

If the WFH movement has inspired you to do some redecorating, you’re not alone. But instead of rushing to the homeware giants, why not consider pleasing your inner interior designer by checking out some of Perth’s top homeware boutiques? Many of these are family-run...

Perth’s first lawn bowling festival launches in March

Kicking off on March 4 with a special launch party, Festibowl combines the age-old sport of lawn bowling (some records show that the sport dates back to Ancient Greek & Roman times!) with street food and music. Running every Thursday evening throughout March at...

Perth Festival begins, with 140 events over four weeks

Perth Festival is back for another year with 140 events to choose from, including 18 world premieres and 44 festival commissions. This year's program celebrates local WA stories and artistic talent, through stunning productions that will have universal appeal.  The...

Immersive musical film experiences on at Luna Cinemas

Watch the glamourous and wild worlds of film and rock ‘n’ roll come crashing together at Luna Cinemas with these immersive and interactive film events. Witness the extraordinary true stories of legends like Frank Zappa and Billie Eilish, or party along to an all-star...

Boutique florists in Perth that offer home-delivery

Flowers always make such a classic and timeless gift and, luckily for us, there are several florists in Perth that source from local flower growers. It's a great time to be supporting local businesses, and you'll score some serious brownie points with your significant...

Lucky Chan’s opens Breaking Bad themed rooftop bar

Lucky Chan's first themed bar effort Johnny Mo is getting a sequel: Breaking Bad themed pop-up bar, Walter White. Named after the iconic character from Breaking Bad, Walter White will be themed like a chemistry lab; think steaming test tubes, lab coats and warning...

Valentine’s Day date night ideas & events in Perth

Whether Valentine’s Day fills you with love or a sense of dread, after the week we’ve all just had, it’s certainly a much-needed opportunity to showcase your appreciation for those close to you. With restaurants across Perth opening up again, why not celebrate the day...

All Luna Palace Cinemas back open from 6pm tonight

Fancy enjoying a quiet night out at the movies this weekend to celebrate the end of lockdown? The good news is all Luna Palace Cinemas are back open from 6pm tonight (Feb 5), for all your cinematic needs. In line with the post-lockdown rules, cinema-goers will need to...

Perth Festival 2021 postponed to Feb 15 with season extended

Perth Festival has made the decision to postpone the entire festival for another week, in order to proceed unhindered by post-lockdown procedures. As a result, the season has been extended, and will take place between Mon 15 Feb and Sun 14 Mar. Previously, the...

Where to buy reusable face masks in Perth

With the announcement of Perth’s lockdown restrictions, you wouldn’t be alone if you were scrambling around looking for somewhere to pick up face masks. We’ve compiled a list of online retailers selling reusable face masks in Perth that will keep you safe and...

Inaugural Pinot Picnic kicks off in the Southern Forests in April

Set to go ahead from 22 - 25 April in 2021, the first-ever Pinot Picnic will be a four-day celebration of all things pinot, featuring an exciting program of pinot-inspired events showcasing the region's finest local produce. Expect marron and truffles paired with...

Perth Festival 2021 opening weekend shows postponed

Perth Festival has postponed all shows and performances set to take place this coming weekend, as a result of the lockdown currently in place for the Perth Metro area. The annual festival, this year featuring artists from all over WA, was due to launch this Friday,...

COVID-19 testing locations & opening hours in Perth & WA

In accordance with WA government guidelines, all people who have attended a location visited by a confirmed case of COVID-19, or who are experiencing symptoms should present themselves to a testing centre as early as possible, in addition to self-quarantining. People...

WAAPA launches its 2021 performance program

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts has just released its 2021 Performance Program, with over 120 exciting performances and concerts on offer across music, dance and theatre. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Edith Cowan University, a significant...

Subiaco’s Gold Bar gets a high-end gentleman’s club makeover

After officially closing its doors back in 2018, Subiaco's iconic Gold Bar reopens in its same spot, but not as you remember it on January 29, 2021. Regulars at the old bar will remember carpeted floors, a DJ booth blocking the balcony and playing songs which...

Iconic fashion label Antipodium showcased at WA Museum Boola Bardip

If you haven’t paid a visit to the new WA Museum Boola Bardip, here’s another reason to find the time. Renowned fashion label Antipodium is currently being displayed as part of the Innovations exhibition in the museum’s Rio Tinto Gallery. The brainchild of WA local...

Perth’s Best Garden Cafés

There’s no need to head indoors when these garden cafés provide ample shade and make enjoying the sun a walk in the park. Explore some of Perth’s leafiest garden cafes and start planning your next weekend brunch catch-up – some of these are even dog-friendly! [gallery...

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 flown open to the public in record time and are greeting patrons with great craic and even better brews. Brought about by the Lavish Habits Group that...

Beaufort Street institution reopens as Clarences Company Store

Beaufort Street bar Clarences reopens as Clarences Company Store under new owners at 4pm on Wednesday, January 20.  When Clarences closed its doors for good in May 2020, Mt Lawley locals were disheartened at best and devastated at worst. Having essentially started the...

The funniest comedy shows at Fringe World 2021

Treating us to an array of quirky and colourful shows, Fringe World is on again until February 14. It’s no surprise that Fringe comedy shows are highly sought after, because who doesn’t love a cheeky joke? If you missed out last year, be sure to check out comedian...

Top circus shows to see at Fringe World 2021

Fringe World Festival celebrates its 10th birthday in 2021 with a program of over 400 shows focusing on local and national acts. This year, 80% of Fringe shows will be local acts, with many performers taking part for the first time. The circus shows are some of the...

Get to know WA’s boutique gin distilleries

Gin has really blown up in popularity over the past decade or so, and where there was once only one or two key distilleries in WA, there are now over 10. Many are located in the Swan Valley and within easy driving distance of Perth, some open to the public for...

Brand new Perth Cocktail Festival hits Perth

Dedicated to the art of cocktails and mixology, Perth’s first-ever cocktail festival has been announced. Hosted at Crown Parklands on the Burswood foreshore, Perth Cocktail Festival will see some of Perth’s most popular restaurants and bars teaming up from Mar 26 - 28...

Perth’s best outdoor cinemas screening films all summer

We’ve been blessed with some balmy summer evenings over the last few weeks, which means it’s the perfect time to sprawl out on a blanket or beanbag at one of Perth’s awesome outdoor cinemas. From hidden gardens to lush park lawns to Northbridge rooftops, these are the...

Margaret River’s Top Craft Breweries

Margaret River is renowned as one of the leading boutique wine regions, producing some of the world’s best Chardonnays and Cabernets. It’s also become a home for more than 13 craft brewers, combining outstanding beers with some of the regions most popular lunch time...

Top six luxurious Day Spas in Margaret River

If you’re heading down south over the upcoming holiday period, you’ll be pleased to know that Margaret River has become a world-class spa destination, including over 30 spas running from Busselton all the way down to Augusta. We have narrowed it down to the most...

Bunbury’s first rooftop bar Brooklyn32 to open Christmas Eve

Drawing from the vibes of Brooklyn, NYC, the first Bunbury rooftop bar is set to open on December 24 for a glorious pre-Christmas blowout. Aptly named Brooklyn32 due to its street address at 32 Carey Street, the bar offers a relaxed, sunny space on the level 1 rooftop...

Awesome Christmas Gift Ideas: Give Them The Gift Of Experience

If this year has taught us anything, it's that being able to come together to share in live performance and events is invaluable. Give the gift of an experience this Christmas and buy tickets to an event you can enjoy together, while showing your support for the local...

Aliens, outer space tours and interactive exhibitions at Scitech

One for the science loving kids, Scitech is hosting a bunch of school holiday exhibitions, events and experiences until January 31, minus Christmas and Boxing Day. Spots are limited so make sure you book your tickets in advance. Check out the program below including...

Top Christmas Lights Trails Across Perth

As Perth welcomes in the summer and Christmas rounds the corner, ‘tis the season to get outside and spread the Yule spirit. What better way to ignite Christmas wonder than with a tour of Perth’s magical Christmas light displays? Here are some exciting displays that...

Dog-friendly beaches across Perth

Fancy a day at the beach but can’t stand the guilt of leaving your four legged friend behind? Pack them into the car and head to the dog beach to enjoy a day in the sun and the surf. Check out our recommended dog beaches below and enjoy Perth’s iconic coastline with man’s best friend in tow.

Tickets on sale now for Perth Scorchers summer season

Although the WBBL games were hosted over in Sydney, we're lucky enough to host the Big Bash League right here at Optus Stadium, with the Perth Scorchers summer season launching on January 3. Playing four games, the BBL is always a fun day out for the whole family,...

Dr Rick Fenny releases autobiography of Red Dog Vet chronicles

Rick Fenny has had an extraordinary life, to say the least. Over his long and successful career Rick has nursed countless animals, employed over 400 veterinarians in his vet clinics and established tourism services across Western Australia, but his fondest memories...

Hollywood makes its way Down Under

With Australia's film industry growing in recent years, our nation has finally been put on the Hollywood map. With a solid history of cult classics and a flourishing performing arts scene, Australia is quickly becoming a leading hub for big budget films. Thanks to...

Much anticipated Cherubino City Cellar opens in Subiaco

More than a year in the making, the much-anticipated Cherubino City Cellar has finally opened its doors in Subiaco. From the Halliday-selected 'top Australian winemaker' Larry Cherubino comes the newest addition to Perth's wine bar scene, Cherubino City Cellar. Acting...

Brand new café ‘Epoch’ opens at WA Museum Boola Bardip

WA Museum Boola Bardip has finally opened, and with it, a brand-new casual dining experience, Epoch, featuring dishes inspired by native WA, complete with locally sourced ingredients. An epoch is a definitive moment in time, which is a fitting name considering the new...

Five new small bars & breweries recently opened in Perth

In defiance of COVID the Perth small bar scene continues to evolve and breweries continue to open up across the state. Here are five new bars ready for you to explore over summer. Bailey Brewing Co Shaped from a simple vision of making, sharing and drinking good beer,...

Exploring Western Australia’s Most Picturesque Waterfalls

Ranging from the abundant Kimberley to the nearby Darling Scarp, WA has so much to offer when it comes to waterfalls. Before the winter chill takes over, make the most of the remaining hot days and witness some of WA’s most picturesque natural wonders. We’ve rounded up some of the best of the best, so pack your bathers and snacks for the ultimate getaway.

AGWA to host Quiet Tuesdays for neurodiverse art-lovers

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Autism Association of Western Australia and the AGWA Voluntary Gallery Guides have announced a partnership to support members of the community with Autism, aiming to create inclusive spaces, environments and opportunities within...

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 CBD coffee spot Little SoHo are opening a second venue, SoHo Lane, in Mount Lawley. Since opening last year, Little SoHo has attracted a loyal fan base. The hole-in-the-wall...

Perth Garden Bars to explore this Summer

Updated Jan 19 2022 Living in WA, with the first hint of sunshine comes an immediate urge to drink outdoors and the Sunday Session really is ingrained in our DNA. What better way to indulge than by spending an afternoon eating and drinking in your local garden bar,...

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 for the quick coffee fix. Taking inspiration from the original espresso bars of Italy, our coffee culture certainly appreciates the importance of a reliable morning pit-stop. Pull up a bar stool and read on for our top picks of must-try espresso bars around Perth.

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 for a celebratory glass of vino in Mount Lawley. Fear not – we’ve curated an up-to-date list of cosy wine bars that are sure to whet your palate on your next jaunt up Beaufort Street.

Fruit-picking in the Perth Hills

Only half an hour east of the city, the Perth Hills are lush with fruit trees and produce plantations. Depending on the season, apples, avocados, nectarines, strawberries and a variety of citrus fruits are all ripe for the picking. Prefer to buy fresh and support local? Head over to these picturesque family-friendly orchards and growers to pick your own fruit and vegetables for a wholesome weekend or afternoon activity.

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 Freo “cappuccino strip” and explore charming alfresco dining available for brunch on Mother’s Day with our top picks below.

Perth’s top rooftop bars offering stunning city views

There’s no better place to soak up Perth’s glorious sunshine than on a rooftop bar with unbeatable views of the city. From the heavenly heights of Rooftop at QT to glorious balcony views over Fremantle, the sunny city has no shortage of urban lookouts and cocktails....

Check out the three exhibitions newly opened at PICA

PICA, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, have just opened three exhibitions in their Northbridge space, featuring painting, sculpture, video, photography and sound installation, and you can check them out for free from now until Jan 10. The three exhibitions...

Award-winning winery restaurants open for lunch in Margaret River

There is nothing more quintessentially relaxing than a long lunch at a local winery. Most of the award-winning restaurants in Margaret River are connected to one of the 100+ wineries in the region, the majority of which open for lunch. We have highlighted eight of...

Swan Valley’s newest brewpub Bailey Brewing Co. opens its doors

Bailey Brewing Co., the Swan Valley's newest brewpub is finally opening to the public on Wednesday, November 4 at 12.30pm! You can expect a no-fuss menu, with all the pub classics like schnitzel, steak sandwiches, burgers and a healthy-sized pizza menu. Their beer...

The best markets in Perth

As summer nears, it doesn’t get much better than strolling through an eclectic market stuffed with local goodies and produce. Thankfully, Perth is home to a bounty of markets across the metro area, each with their own character and specialties. Whether it’s food, craft or handmade gifts you’re after, we have the ultimate feature on top markets in Perth for your next weekend perusal.

Craft breweries to check out this summer in Perth

With over 80 breweries in the state, and hundreds of unique and funky craft beers to try, WA is pumping out some of the best craft beers in Australia and the world. For all the hop heads out there, here’s a few choice breweries to visit this summer across Perth.  ...

LiveLighter Canning Show announces big program for 2020

After attracting a record-breaking crowd of 10,000 last year, the annual LiveLighter Canning Show will be returning from November 6 - 7 in 2020, transforming the Cannington Centre & Showground into a giant playground. Shaping up to be one of the biggest community...

Perth Symphony Orchestra announce Love Actually Live in Concert

Christmas is just two months away, and you know what that means… It’s almost time for your annual viewing of Love Actually. If you’re well acquainted with the beloved Christmas flick and want to change it up this year, do we have news for you! In a Perth first, Perth...

From concerts to cabaret: fun Halloween events on this weekend

The spookiest time of the year is fast approaching, and although staying home streaming horror movies on Netflix is a great option, if you’re a little past the trick or treat age but still eager to get your ghoul costume out, there are some scare-inducing Halloween...

Perth’s top coastal restaurants for beachside meals and cocktails

Updated Jan 19 2022 Sitting beside our incredibly pristine beaches, Perth’s coastal restaurants have some of the best views in the city. Often serving locally-sourced seafood and modern Australian classics, these beachside restaurants in Perth provide the perfect...

Meet the winner of PICA’s Schenberg Art Fellowship, Tina Stefanou

Announced at the end of PICA’s Hatched exhibition, the Schenberg Art Fellowship is a $50,000 cash prize awarded to one of the artists selected for the Hatched exhibition. It is the most significant award for emerging artists in Australia. This year, the fellowship has...

New Garden Bar opens at Pogo in Mount Hawthorn

A new garden bar is coming to Mount Hawthorn, just in time for summer. Popular Middle Eastern and Mediterranean inspired eatery Pogo will launch their Garden Bar with a series of weekly events, including a Hip Hop & Hummus Sunday Session, on November 1. Located in...

Oktoberfest celebrations on this weekend in Perth

This year, Oktoberfest feels a bit like a never-ending event, with several of the usual festivities postponed and spaced out over multiple weekends of the month. On October 17, two of Perth's biggest Oktoberfest events are set to go ahead, so time to dust off those...

Beer Gardens to explore across Perth

With Summer in full swing, there’s nothing better than a cold beer to stifle the heat! Here’s Scoops guide to some of the best beer gardens to enjoy with your pals this summer.

Fremantle’s Top Live Music Venues and Gig Guide

Fremantle is the birthplace of some of WA and even Australia’s best known artists, including INXS, Tame Impala and the John Butler Trio. The local music scene is still thriving and many of the dive bars, cosy beer gardens and boutique bars offer live music throughout...

Unique Wave Rock Weekender signals the return of WA music festivals

Wave Rock Weekender was the first major music festival in WA (and to our knowledge, the world) since the pandemic, taking place over the September long weekend. We are happy to report that it went off without a hitch, signalling the return of large-scale music events...

Stunning wineries in the Chittering Valley, just one hour from Perth

Updated Jan 19 2022 Just a short, and very scenic, one-hour drive from Perth and you’ll find yourself amidst the rolling green hills of Chittering Valley. A picturesque gateway to the wheatbelt and other rural regions of WA, Chittering is home to a handful of stunning...

Beautiful snorkelling spots along Rottnest Island’s coastline

It is no secret that Rottnest Island boasts some of the most enchanting snorkelling locations this side of the country. Protected by limestone reefs, the turquoise bays scattered along Rottnest’s coastline provide for excellent snorkelling conditions and are suitable for underwater adventurers of all ages and abilities. We have the Scoop on where you can find colourful coral formations and swaying seagrass meadows on your next trip to Rottnest.

Top Perth food & wine events coming up next week

The spring months in WA typically bring beautiful sunny days and a host of food and wine events. From wine festivals in the city to sparkling brunches overlooking endless vineyards, you can expect plenty of fun wine events across Perth and the Swan Valley over the...

Where to go for a delicious family meal on Rottnest Island

After a big day of sun, sand and sea, there’s no better way to unwind than with a hearty meal at one of Rottnest’s first-rate restaurants. Blessed by its abundant surroundings, Rottnest is well-supplied with the freshest seafood and local produce from across the water. Whether it’s crispy fish and chips or freshly baked sourdough pizza that you are craving, the chefs on the island have you covered. Our top picks all include a special menu for the kids, so you’ll be sure to have happy campers at the table.

New $695 million ECU WAAPA campus set to transform the Perth CBD

Congratulations to Prof David Shirley and the team at ECU and WAAPA for the game-changing news that the Mt Lawley campus is moving to the Perth CBD. Set to open in 2025, the $695 million campus will inject life and energy into the city's centre with the arrival of...

The Silo Trail: where to find WA’s giant silo art murals

Photography by Bewley Shaylor courtesy of FORM and Videography by Peacock Visuals courtesy of FORM Dotted across Western Australia, grain silos are a symbol of our proud agricultural roots. These huge structures are often bare and described as an eye sore. But with...

Our favourite COVID-19 memes this week

We are seriously in need of a little comedic relief right now - and we know we're not the only ones! There are lots going around (pun not intended) at the moment, but here are a few of the best memes and jokes that we have found this week.   View this post on...

Cafes and restaurants with playrooms in Perth

If you have young kids, the thought of taking the family out for a meal can be cause for stress. Let Scoop reduce the pressure with this round up of restaurants and cafes across Perth offering fantastic indoor playrooms for children. All you’ll need to do is sit back and relax with delicious food and drinks while the children are kept busy.

Seven cosy small bars in Perth

It may be getting colder, but that doesn’t mean you ought to stay rugged up at home. Perth’s small bar scene is flourishing, and features everything from dimly-lit, carnival-themed basement bars to friendly neighborhood spaces with plenty of comfy couches. Escape the wintery nights with these 7 small cosy bars.

Incredible ocean wildlife shots of beloved West Aussie animals

With 10,000km of pristine coastline, it’s no surprise that our seas are home to an incredibly biodiverse marine life. And, if you are in the right place at the right time, you may be lucky enough to capture a snap of some of the unique creatures that inhabit our...

Where to try Aboriginal bush tucker across Western Australia

If you’re a lover of Aboriginal art and culture, there has never been a better time to extend that experience to your taste buds. From the Noongar and Whadjuk people in the south, to the Yawuru further north, there are plenty of bush tucker experiences and tours operated by Indigenous custodians of the land. Read on to discover where you can discover delicious flavours, scents and unfiltered experiences of the land.

Family-friendly wineries & breweries in the Swan Valley

A relaxing lunch and tour of the wineries and breweries in the Swan Valley is one of the best day-trips available in Perth, even with kids in tow. Only a 30-40-minute drive and you are in a world of green, rich in gourmet food, local art and 50+ wineries and craft...

First look at new Bond film, No Time To Die

Released to Australian cinemas November 12th, No Time To Die is the 25th Bond film and the last featuring Daniel Craig as the beloved Bond. The teaser trailer for the highly anticipated film has finally been released: In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service...

Perth Foodie Events & Beer Festivals for Dad on Father’s Day

Fathers’ Day is on Sunday but thankfully, Dads are pretty easy. If you’ve secured the Bunnings gift card, the framed photo of you and Dad, and the card with plenty of bad Dad jokes inside, you’ve almost got Father’s Day sorted. If you want to take it to the next...

Don’t miss the WAFL grand final at the historic Fremantle Oval

The historic Fremantle Oval will host the WAFL Grand Final this year, due for its bounce down on October 4. For the last two years, Optus Stadium has been home to the WAFL's big dance, with Patersons Stadium and Subiaco Oval holding the event before that for as far...

Eight popular dog-friendly cafes open for brunch in Perth

With summer right around the corner, what better way to kickstart your morning, or nurse a hangover, than with a sun-drenched brunch alongside your four-legged friend. So, before securing your Sunday brunch plans consider one of these dog-friendly cafes open for...

Ten awesome movies in cinemas this weekend: watch the trailers here

With movies being re-released, delayed and postponed indefinitely, it's rare to find new releases these days. Unhinged, starring Russell Crowe, is brand new to our screens and is a must-see this weekend. Alternatively, if dark thrillers aren't your thing, enjoy an...

Nude life drawing art sessions on Wednesday evening in Subiaco

For those keen to spice up their weeknights, try out Evenings of Life Drawing at Subi’s The Corner Gallery. On every other Wednesday evening, each class hosts no more than 30 people, creating an intimate and calming space for participants to sketch to their hearts...

Local Fremantle artists perform at Circus WA’s Home Brew Cabaret

By Nina Levy for Seesaw Magazine See the original article here. Flanked by fairy-lit stalls selling mulled wine, soup and popcorn, at Saturday night’s “Home Brew Cabaret” had a carnivalesque feel from the get-go. Presented by Fremantle-based circus training and...

Six fun and out-of-the-box things to do in winter on Rottnest Island

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway without the kids, Rottnest makes for the perfect holiday destination. In winter it’s much quieter, and sometimes you’ll have the pristine beaches, bays and winding cycle paths all to yourself. Plus, you’ll easily be able to book...

Mid-week hotspots: Perth inner-city bars open to midnight

Updated Jan 19 2022 Perth is an early to rise and early to bed kind of city. Mid-week, most bars and restaurants are closed by 10pm and and unless you know where to look, it can feel like the entire city is shutdown. Surprisingly, there is a vibrant underground scene...

New WA Museum opening date announced for November 21, 2020

After over four years and $400million of development, the new Western Australian Museum will open to the public on Saturday November 2020. The new museum features eight new permanent galleries, a 1,000sqm temporary exhibition gallery and a new cafe space. Five of...

Where to go on your next dinner date in Fremantle

If you are looking to get out of the CBD, the historic hub of Fremantle provides for a laid-back night out, full of quaint bars, busy streets, buskers, and people meandering around eating gelato. With an impressive selection of quirky restaurants and concept eateries, your ideal dinner date awaits you at this colourful port-side town. Here are five spots you may want to consider for your next dinner date.

Artisan ice-creameries to get you through the Perth summer

Last updated Jan 12, 2022 As the weather heats up and the sunscreen and sunglasses come out, what better way to spend your summer than indulging in tasty, artisan, mouth-watering ice-cream? Forgo that summer body, and give in to these ice-cream treats across Perth!...

Where to find waterfalls close to Perth: stunning day-trip hikes

Perth is lucky enough to be home to some stunning national parks featuring flowing waterfalls and natural swimming holes. With the colder months being the prime season for waterfalls, now’s the time to plan your visit. There are a variety of hiking trails at each...

Perth and Fremantle’s top vegetarian and vegan restaurants

Whether you’re a full-time vegan, a lover of veggies, or you simply want to reduce your meat consumption to do your part for the environment, there is no need to compromise on taste when dining out for vegetarian and vegan meals. With more and more people choosing to...

PICA reopens its doors with Hatched: National Graduate Show 2020

Following the two-month closure, PICA is set to reopen on Friday 10 July with its annual Hatched: National Graduate Show. Now in its 29th year, the exhibition will present the work of 24 emerging artists from across Australia across all PICA's gallery spaces,...

Best new release movies at Perth cinemas opening Thursday

Cinemas across Perth are set to re-open on Thursday July 2 and we couldn't be more excited! If you've been missing the musty cinema smells, popcorn and choc tops as much as we have, check out these new releases that have been eagerly awaiting their premiere on our big...

Helping WA artists and kids in need this end of financial year

Every year the arts brings joy, inspiration and opportunity to millions of WA families, but now more than ever, they need our help. There’s less than 10 days to donate and claim your end-of-year tax deduction. If you are in a position to help, here’s a handful of...

Great Southern wineries outperform in 2020 national wine review

The Real Review is a national alliance that reviews around 10,000 wines from Australia and New Zealand per year and showcases the results online. They also produce a Top Wineries Of Australia list, awarding certificates to a select group of wineries that consistently...

WA Museums will reopen to visitors this Saturday, 6 June

Good news for budding explorers and lovers of cultural history, the WA Museum will be throwing back open its doors on Saturday, June 6. This applies to the WA Maritime Museum and WA Shipwrecks Museum in Fremantle, and the regional museums based in Geraldton,...

Luna Leederville, Luna on SX & Windsor Cinemas to reopen July 2

Luna Leederville, Freo's Luna on SX and the Windsor Cinemas are all set to open their doors to socially distant patrons on Thursday, July 2.  Perth's leading boutique cinemas are back in business, and although we love our Netflix, there's nothing quite like shutting...

Where to go for afterwork drinks and dinner in the city

The very best and sometimes the very worst personal and business decisions and deals are made over dinner and drinks, but at least they are made. So, switch up your scenery for an after-work hang out in Perth that offers good quality food, plenty of booze and room for...

How to grow your own miniature rainforest in a bottle

An easy-to-maintain and eye-catching way to add a bit of greenery to your indoor décor, terrariums have really taken off in popularity in recent years. Whilst a lot of people think a terrarium is anything planted in glass, in fact, terrariums are micro-gardens that...

Five stunning coastal walks for a weekend in Margaret River

*Updated 2021* Whether it be for a gentle stroll or a full day trek, Margaret River has some of the most beautiful coastal walks in all of WA. Especially in the cooler months, it’s a chance to shake away the stresses of daily life and experience the very raw and...

Perth’s axe-throwing venues

Looking for a way to blow off steam? Or even just to test your strength? Axe-throwing might just be the thing for you. With a selection of sessions including date nights, social groups and corporate events axe-throwing is just the thing to bring out your inner viking....

Why WA honey tastes better, straight from the hive and chemical-free

Western Australia is one of the few places left in the world where honey can still be produced chemical-free, allowing us to enjoy raw, unpasteurised and unprocessed honey that tastes as if it’s come straight from the hive, and that’s because in the case of raw WA...

10 embarrassingly addictive reality TV shows you can stream

For some reason, like pop culture raccoons, we are drawn to consuming complete trash now and again. It’s not deep or clever or insightful, but damn if it isn’t entertaining! Here are some of our most binge-able watch recommendations. Love Is Blind (Netflix) If you...

Boutique brands and unique locally made gifts for Mothers’ Day

For Mother’s Day this year, think unique and locally made, then check out boutique stores in Perth selling artisanal, handcrafted giftware and offering non-contact home-delivery services. We’ve collated a list of some of our favourites. Gourmet Goodies from C + Co....

RevonDemand releases six new feature-length films for streaming

RevonDemand, Revelation Film Festival's streaming portal, has just dropped new releases for May. These are all available for rent or purchase, along with over 200 other feature length films, and a host of locally made films in their WA Made section. Check our their...

WASO’s oboist on staying in musical shape even in isolation

By Leanne Glover for Seesaw Magazine See the original article here For the first time in her life as a musician, Leanne Glover has nothing to prepare for. The oboe player from the West Australian Symphony Orchestra describes the challenge of remaining at the top of...

Andy Freeman’s four iconic Perth venues re-open for takeaway

Big news in the Perth foodie scene; this week, Varnish on King, The Flour Factory, Caballitos and Hadiqa are re-opening for takeaway. After being closed for over a month, the popular hospitality venues from Andy Freeman’s Sneakers & Jeans group will be providing...

New, fun games to play for your final days in isolation

Sick of playing the same games? We researched five fun but lesser-known card and board games to spice up the final days and weeks in isolation. Now that gatherings of up to 10 are allowed, but bars and restaurants remain closed, you could even make a night of it with...

Globally recognised Freo blues rock band Datura4 releases new album

Freo-based blues rock combo Datura4 is one of Perth’s best kept secrets. With a strong international following, the band has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2009. The group’s impressive accomplishments include supporting rock icons ZZ Top and...

Freshly pressed Moore River olive oil now at farmer’s markets

March to June is harvest season for olive growers in WA, and as any oil connoisseur knows, oil straight from the press is a taste sensation like no other. Oil straight from the press is frothy, vibrant green, and bursting with peppery, fruity flavour. Beyond being...

Perth’s coolest record stores talk their in-store Jazz favourites

On Saturday August 29, we celebrate the thirteenth annual International Record Store Day. We spoke to Diabolik Records, Safari’s Record Shack and Junction Records, the stores leading the way for jazz vinyl, to find out what their top jazz record picks were and what...

WA’s first livestream wine tour in Bickley Valley

The COVID-19 inspired world of new online entertainment seems to never end. Monique Boucher, director of Hidden deTours, has put a virtual spin on the classic wine tour and launched a series of live streaming tours spanning wine, gin, craft beer and cider. Just for...

REVonDEMAND makes 50+ WA-made films available for streaming online

It's good news for lovers of WA Film. Revelation Film Festival have just released a WA Made section of their streaming platform REVonDEMAND, showcasing locally made films you can’t see anywhere else. REVonDEMAND was launched in 2015 and is home to over 200 feature...

Inspiring Last Post performances by WAAPA, WASO, UWA and WA Opera

For Australians, there is no tune more evocative or emotional than the Last Post, a moment when we join as a nation to reflect and remember all those who have sacrificed their lives for this great country. At 6am on Sunday, the RSL WA recommends we stand on our...

Perth Upmarket goes virtual with a Mother’s Day special this Sunday

After the success of their first virtual market, Perth Upmarket are back for a special 12-hour Mother’s Day virtual market this Sunday. Perth Upmarket’s first virtual market was so popular the site crashed in the first few hour. Owner Justine Barsley has learnt much...

Explore 10 of Perth’s Iconic Regions and Travel Hotspots

Perth is a sprawling city blessed with a rich diversity of landscapes and urban scapes varying from pristine beaches to stunning national parks and quirky maritime towns. It’s a place you can truly stretch out, relax and appreciate the good things in life. Take this...

We found Perth’s best fish n chips in Subiaco

I love fish & chips but too often the fish is thin, tasteless and generally disappointing. So, when I tasted the thick, juicy pieces of Spanish Mackerel and Goldband Snapper at Subi Fish n Chips, I chatted to owners Dan and Ourdia about what they were doing that...

RSPCA’s Junior Rescue Officer program for kids

Have a couple of little animal lovers who want to get involved in animal welfare? The RSPCA are offering a fun and engaging program that teaches young children how to care for and respect animals as living creatures. Perfect for kids aged 5 – 12, the program...

Mondo, Torre and Princi recommend their favourite cuts of meat

Vince Garreffa from Mondos, Michael Izzi from Frank Torre and the Princi family are amongst the longest running and most renowned butchers of Perth. We asked them to recommend their prime cuts of meat that are most likely to delight the carnivore in all of us. White...

World-famous galleries and museums you can explore online

Many of the world-leading museums and galleries already had websites, but since COVID-19 has shut most of them down, they have gone that extra mile, developing cutting edge virtual tours that showcase famous artworks and exhibits. Be delighted by in-depth tours and...

10 Stunning WA Travel Destinations to Add to Your Bucketlist

Peruse these breathtaking shots captured at WA's most picture-perfect destinations and add them to your travel bucket list. Karijini Far up in the north west of WA, Karijini is one of Australia’s largest and most spectacular national parks. There, you can explore epic...

10 fun at-home activities for kids and the family

Whether it's cold and rainy or a virus has deemed you home bound, sometimes it's best to just stay inside. But if you've got little ones, we're sure you're worried about them bouncing off the walls without something to keep them occupied.. So, here are some ideas to...

Top 10 card games for families to play this long weekend

Playing Cards is the ultimate entertainment tool. One or two packs of 52 cards and you have hundreds of games and limitless hours of fun at your fingertips. Teach the kids how to play some of the old favourites like bridge, rummy and poker (for chips of course) or get...

Top 10 movies about families even more dysfunctional than yours

  Ever think your family are the most insane people on Earth? No matter how well adjusted your family is, you’re probably at each other’s throats from time to time. Still, every so often it's important to come together to spend quality time with one another. If...

Mega Music live streams Perth musos through the WA Lost Gig Fund

WA’s music industry has been decimated by COVID-19. Live music venues have shut down and gigs cancelled, leaving artists without a stage. Popular instrument retailer, Mega Music has responded by launching the WA Lost Gig Fund, an in-store livestreaming and...

Three local chefs recommend their best takeaways dishes

Restaurants may be shut to diners for now, but behind closed doors, Perth's leading chefs continue to serve up their signature flavours as part of their newly crafted takeaway menus. This is what they recommend: Pork Ragu Cavatelli from King Somm It’s hard to beat a...

WASO combines 50 home performances into a single recorded concert

WASO has seen the hit taken by the live music industry and raised us a masterpiece: 50 musicians playing alone in their homes, transformed into an orchestral performance of Ravel's Bolero that can only be described as world class.  Dubbed WASDO: West Australian Social...

Local breweries now offering delivery

More and more local breweries are offering home delivery to support themselves after their prime form of income was slashed due to the closure of bars and restaurants.  Breweries like Otherside Brewing Co. in Freo, Bright Tank Brewing Co. in East Perth as well as Funk...

Online Winery Guide for Margaret River and Great Southern

The state government just threw the WA wine industry a much-needed lifeline, allowing West Australians to order up to one case of wine per week. Initially, WA wineries were restricted, along with bottle shops, to 3 bottles of wine per order. The WA Wine Assn is to be...

Content Writing Internships

Scoop is offering a limited number of Content Writing Internships (unpaid) to university graduates and final-year students. You will work with the Content Marketing team with a focus on generating timely, high-quality blog content for publication on scoop.com.au,...

6 things you can do to stay entertained while self-isolating at home

With COVID-19 triggering a nation-wide quarantine, many Aussies have been experiencing a bad case of the self-isolation blues. If you’re bored out of your brain and wondering how you can keep yourself entertained without leaving the house, worry not! Here are some fun...

Farmers Markets open this weekend in Perth & WA

Whether you're kickstarting your weekend with an early Saturday morning stroll or you're nursing a hangover with some fresh pastries and coffee in hand, farmers markets are the perfect way to get some fresh air and some even fresher produce over the weekend....

PICA presents their annual graduate show Hatched

Every year, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) showcases the work of emerging Australian artists from every State and Territory in their National Graduate Show, Hatched. From May 2 to July 5 PICA will be presenting the works of 24 visual artists across...

Music under the stars at WAAPA in the Park

In its final instalment, the students of WAAPA return for a night of music under the stars with WAAPA in the Park! As the renowned performing arts academy celebrates its 40th year anniversary, join WAAPA's Jazz and Contemporary students for the last annual WAAPA in...

Explore this WA region landing 5th on the NY Times travel list

Coming in 5th on the New York Times’ travel hit-list for 2020, WA’s Kimberley region offers a piece of unspoilt paradise that can’t be found anywhere else. From pristine waterfalls and thermal springs to the Bungle Bungles in World Heritage listed Purnululu National...

The Ten Biggest Disney Movies Still to Come in 2020

Between the record-shattering Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pixar’s beloved animated features, and their own catalogue of classics, Disney has no shortage of flicks in store for the big screen. This year we’re being treated to over 20 movies from the Mickey Mouse...

I Know My Country exhibition brings remote Australia to your home

Australia is very remote, especially for communities residing inland such as Pukayiyirna on the Canning Stock Route, or Kulyakartu in the Martu homelands who are having to travel in excess of 1500kms from Perth to get there. And that’s just within WA. Artitja Fine Art...

16 Years of Sculptures by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea will again transform the white sands of Cottesloe Beach from March 6 to 23 this year, presenting over 70 sculptures from local and internationally celebrated artists. Celebrating its 16th year, the exhibition is one of Perth’s largest free public...

Perth Comedy Festival releases full program for 2020

With a line-up featuring some of the biggest names in Comedy including Arj Barker, Daniel Sloss and Adam Kay, the 2020 Perth Comedy Festival will present the united nations of comedians. The full program has now been announced, with more than 65 comedians hailing from...

Get your fill at these upcoming food and wine festivals

Foodies unite! We all know Perth loves a good food and wine festival, and with tonnes of foodie events in our guide, there’s no shortage to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a delicate wine tasting or a delicious degustation, there’s something to speak to...

A tangled tale told well

By Jan Hallam for Seesaw Magazine See the original article here It takes hours to unfold, but Jan Hallam says ‘the big baggy story’ of Cloudstreet is well worth revisiting. Review: Black Swan State Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Cloudstreet His Majesty’s Theatre,...

Ancient and modern intertwine

By Miranda Johnson for Seesaw Magazine See the original article here Two exhibitions, ‘All Mixed Up’ and 'Janangoo’, remind Miranda Johnson that Indigenous art has much to say about contemporary Australia. Review: Mangkaja Arts, John Prince Siddon, ‘All Mixed Up’,...

5 highly-anticipated action flicks to see in 2020

It’s a good year to be an action fan. 2020 is serving up a smorgasbord of big blockbusters to get your heart pounding. From heavily anticipated originals to long-awaited sequels, here are five of the most exciting action flicks coming to cinemas this year. Bond 25: No...

Beethoven’s one and only opera to be performed at Perth Festival

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra presents his one and only opera, Fidelio! Don’t miss your chance to see an exceptional rendition of this rare and unique work of art. Fidelio is presented by...

Where the Hell is Avatar 2?!

It’s been 10 long years since Avatar burst onto our screens in glorious 3D, shattering James Cameron’s own box office record for all-time highest grossing film. Fans are just as hungry for a sequel now as they were a decade ago, which begs the question – where the...

PICA’s Summer Exhibitions offer immersive arts experiences

PICA’s Summer Exhibitions feature three diverse screen and sound based works created by Australian and international artists leading in these fields. Running from Feb 9 - April 19 in association with Perth Festival, PICA will be transformed by immersive screen,...

Perth Festival launches at City of Lights

Perth Festival’s summer celebration of people and place bursts into life this weekend, kicking off an epic program of music, theatre, film and more!  The first of hundreds of free and ticketed events are thrilling Perth audiences already, led by Indigenous...

Top theatre shows to see at Perth Festival

It's festival season in Perth at the moment and this year's Perth Festival program offers a range of fantastic theatrical performances from dark comedy to Shakespearean classics reimagined.  With so many wonderful shows on offer it can be hard to know what to grab...

Perth’s best pop-up bars to visit before the Summer sun sets

As the last few days have shown us, summer still reigns here in Perth and the pop-up party isn’t over yet! During the warmer months, the city is suddenly populated by a crowd of pop-up venues, including a range of bars on the beach, by the Swan, and in the heart of...

Circus Highlights from Fringe World 2020

WA’s Fringe World is the third largest Fringe festival in the world, bringing over 700 shows to hubs across the city each year, including a range of awe-inspiring circus shows that will leave you gripping the edge of your seat.  With such a packed festival program,...

The Indigenous stars behind Macbeth in Noongar

Yirra Yaakin’s eagerly anticipated alternative production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is set to kick off on February 5, 2020 as part of Perth Festival. In a world-first, Hecate: Queen of the Witches will be performed entirely in Noongar. The ground-breaking play retells...

PICA announces Fringe World Program for 2020

Each year as part of FRINGE WORLD, PICA presents an exciting program for the adventurous and this year, it's quirkier and more colourful than ever. 2020’s line-up includes works from four Western Australian artists and performers. It’s a better time than ever to pay a...

Top comedians announced for Perth Comedy Festival

The Perth Comedy Festival returns next year with a killer line-up, and has just announced talking-singer David O’Doherty, Scottish star Danial Sloss, UK writer turned comedian Adam Kay, and Australia’s naughtiest puppet Agro will feature in the raucous 2020 program.

WAAPA launches 2020 program in its 40th year

Last Wednesday night in the Richard Gill Auditorium at Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus, WAAPA’s new Executive Dean, David Shirley, unveiled the beloved institution’s 2020 performance program as it celebrates 40 years of excellence in performing arts.

UK conductor Charles Hazlewood joins Perth Symphony Orchestra as Artistic Patron

Perth Symphony Orchestra has announced that international conductor and self-proclaimed music revolutionary, Charles Hazlewood will step on board as ‘Artistic Patron’. In the role, Charles will support and encourage the Orchestra throughout all future concerts and be invited to conversations about the direction and planning throughout.

WASO promises a bold 2020 program

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra has curated a momentous and eclectic line up for the new year. With over 80 concerts, WASO 2020 offers events for all types of classical music fans – introducing new concert formats and experiences for families and even solo attendees.

Standout Albany Wine & Food Festival returns

An annual Great Southern highlight, the Albany Wine & Food Festival will be serving up a variety of over 100 wines from across the Great Southern region. Held on April 4 2020, this will be your chance to sip, taste and savour them all in one place at Eyre Park.

Great Southern’s new music festival Southern Sets

Taste Great Southern has announced a new event for its annual festival of taste and flavour – a music festival celebrating contemporary artists from across the country. Southern Sets will take place on Sunday April 5 following the highlight food and wine festival event on Saturday.

Ringbolt wine takes out 2019 Halliday Trophy

Margaret River’s Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon has taken out the prestigious 2019 Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge Trophy. The world’s most widely planted vine and Australia’s third most planted variety, Cabernet Sauvignon, is one of Australian wine’s great success stories, and the proof in the award-winning varieties across the South West.

100 Years of Dance History returns

One of Australia’s most innovative artists, WAAPA graduate Joseph Simons, is bringing the hilarious show 100 Years Of The History Of Dance: As Told By One Man In 60 Minutes With An Energetic Group Finale to FRINGE WORLD Festival in 2020.

WBBL returns to Lilac Hill for weekend of fun

Get ready for a huge 2 days of cricket, with the Perth Scorchers facing off against the Sydney Sixers this weekend! For the first time this season, the picturesque Lilac Hill is the venue of choice for WBBL. A fan favourite, Lilac Hill Park boasts stunning views of the Swan River.

Art in the Park

The Top End has always attracted artists of repute from around Australia, with many now calling the Kimberley home. Curated exclusively under the stars for the Muster, Art in the Park is an open air gallery, shining a spotlight on Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from the region.

FRINGE WORLD launches full 2020 program

The wait is over to see what’s in store for FRINGE WORLD 2020 as today marks the release of the full program featuring more than 700 sensational shows across four magical summer weeks.

Winners announced at the 2019 Swan Valley Wine Show

A highlight for both wine producers and enthusiasts, the annual Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show was held last week in the lead up to Gourmet Escape. Mandoon Estate provided a sensational backdrop for the gala awards dinner on Friday evening, which was attended by winemakers throughout the region, Swan Valley business owners and members of the community.

Perth’s new wine-inspired end-of-year party

An exclusive wine-obsessed end-of-year party is coming to Perth’s Ice Cream Factory on December 20. Brought to you by the expert team behind Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival, Perth Craft Beer Festival and Bar Pop NYE, The Catalina Wine Mixer promises gourmet eats and an all-inclusive premium drinks package.

Where to go for pre-dinner drinks in Perth

If you’re looking for an excuse to have a drink before you settle into a civilised meal, this is it! Whether you’re coming straight from work or getting dolled up for date night, Perth City ain’t stingy when it comes pre-drink offerings. Take your pick from one of our favourite bars and find the perfect spot to socialise and enjoy a delicious cocktail (or two) before your next evening meal.

Where to spend Melbourne Cup in Perth

The spring racing season is upon us and Melbourne Cup Day is just around the corner. Sadly, the traditional public holiday only applies to Victorians, but that certainly doesn’t mean Perthians should have to miss out on the racy shenanigans. Whether you’re a racing enthusiasts or simply looking for an excuse to get dressed in your best race day attire, Perth abounds with events making the most of the race that stops the nation.

Fringe World – no longer on the Fringe!

Tomorrow night is the launch of Perth Festival 2020. As always, it will be a big night. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, Fringe World continues to kick big goals and, based on attendance, has become the biggest arts event in WA.

The inaugural Strings Attached Festival a standout success

Strings Attached: The West Australian Guitar Festival, received much acclaim and support as the unique South West festival wrapped up on Sunday 13 October. The event attracted close to 8,000 attendees across 27 stages and venues in and around Margaret River from 11-13 October.

Top picks for the MINI British Film Festival

The much-loved MINI British Film Festival returns to Perth on October 30, and the line-up is looking like a cinephile’s dream. Opening with Military Wives starring Kristin Scott Thomas, the festival closes with another star-studded gem, The Good Liar, starring Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Helen Mirren. Luckily for Scoop readers, the resident film buff at Cinema Paradiso, Jacob Brinkworth, has made the top picks below.

Get spooked at these Halloween events in Perth

It’s time to prepare for pumpkin carving and stocking up on lollies – Halloween is creeping upon us! This year, why not venture outside the realm of trick-or-treating and set your nerves on end with these spooky events cross Perth.

Bunkers Beach House makes a big win

Bunkers Beach House has been awarded the Best Casual Dining Award in Western Australia at the Good Food Guide Awards. Bunkers Beach House is located at stunning Bunker Bay in the famed Margaret River Wine Region and was established by Perth businessman Peter Fogarty.

Madcap musical The Yeomen of the Guard lands this month

An ensemble musical comedy, The Yeomen of the Guard, is coming to UWA’s Dolphin Theatre for a gripping season from October 24. Presented by The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of WA, the production promises blind passion and relentless intrigue set in the Tower of London.

Motor museums for every car lover

Australians have always had a love affair with the motorcar. Whether you enjoy motor history, appreciate automobile engineering, or simply relish the golden era of car making, you’ll be sure to find something that sparks your interest at one of the many motor museums here in Western Australia.

Celebrate Children’s Week with WA Museum

The WA Shipwrecks Museum and the WA Maritime Museum are celebrating Children’s Week this October with two special family fun Sundays. On Sunday 20 October, the WA Shipwrecks Museum opens its doors to some of WA’s old shipwrecks with a special children’s photographic exhibition and a load of activities. On the following Sunday of October 27, the WA Maritime Museum is offering free entry to explore its vast collection dedicated to WA’s maritime history, as well as some great shark-themed activities for the kids.

WA Music Festivals to check out in the South West

Being roughly the size of Western Europe, it only makes sense that Western Australia is home to a colossal amount of music festivals – and many of these sweet sounds can be unearthed outside of the big smoke. Community and song collide in the South West region as...

Perth and Taipei artists present a new performance work

A long-term collaboration between artists of Taipei and Perth, Steamworks Arts brings an exhilarating performance series to PICA from 12 – 16 November. Exploring the urban spaces of the current sister cities, Gui Shu (Belong) is the result of a four-year exchange between a group of renowned independent artists.

Muster Rodeo

No Muster is complete without a nail-biting, dust raising rodeo! The Kununurra Rodeo is only held twice a year and the Muster Rodeo is the largest in the region....

Corroboree Under The Stars

A favourite event in the Ord Valley Muster calendar, the Waringarri Corroboree Under the Stars is an evening of culture and connection to the land, and self....

The Hope Fault premieres at WAAPA

A rich tapestry of familial drama, The Hope Fault will premiere at WAAPA’s newly refurbished Enright Studio from 11 – 17 October. Produced with the support of the Minderoo Foundation and Fremantle Press, the stage play has been a passionate year-long project for West Australian writer and director Andrew Hale.

Yoga Boat

For a truly unique yoga experience, book in to one of the Spilled the Beans Yoga Boat classes. Yoga is a great way to promote physical and mental health and...

Where to spend Oktoberfest in Perth

Whether you’re an Oktoberfest first-timer (heaven forbid) or you’ve been 100 times before – chances are you haven’t heard about some exciting additions to the German craft beer extravaganza. If you’re after something a little more on the sophisticated side, then you can’t go passed the festivities at Ascot Racecourse; and for those mindful of the impending beer belly, there’s always The Oktoberfest Beer Run. Perth, it’s time get out that dusty Lederhosen or Dirndl!

Party in the Park

Let’s celebrate the week that was by bringing a picnic to Celebrity Tree Park to enjoy some free family time with entertainment, food vendors and the extremely...

Two new cafes in Perth are calling for your coffee order

In an age of international days dedicated to anything from Mad Hatter to dog biscuits, let’s face it – International Coffee Day is the only one worth the trouble. In Perth, there’s no better place to find your newest cafe obsession than with the two recent coffee-crazed openings. Enter here if you love a good cappuccino and delicious food as much as we do!

Leap into the school holidays with On Our Beach

The school holidays are about to launch and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has the perfect hands-on live adventure for the whole family to enjoy. After a sold-out school season, On Our Beach starts tomorrow at the Short Street theatre in Fremantle, and $20 tickets are up for grabs using the promo code SCOOP19.

Q&A with Layli Rakhsha

A Perth-based artist with Iranian roots, Layli Rakhsha is one of PICA's resident artists for the winter season. Working predominantly through print-making, her art projects centre around the concepts of home and memory. In this Q&A, Layli Rakhsha discusses how and...

Calling volunteers for Spare Parts productions

Be a part of the creative and world-class shows at Spare Parts by volunteering in a range of areas. Throughout the year Spare Parts Puppet Theatre looks for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to assist with the delivery of their stellar performances.

Beware, Perth is getting a VR horror film festival

As if watching horror movies wasn’t terrifying enough, Perth is hosting the country’s first stand-alone VR film festival designed the make you tremble. The inaugural Fright Fest VR Festival is set to land on Palace Raine Square Cinemas from October 24 to November 2, with a ghoulish line-up for the Halloween season.

Music festivals in Perth and Fremantle

Perth and its hinterland plays host to countless vibrant music festivals every year, from jazz & blues festivals nestled amongst laneways to packed week-long raves. It’s clear to see that in the state capital there’s something on offer no matter your taste. So, dust off your finest festival outfit and get ready to groove because here’s a sample of some of the best annual events you should be adding to your calendar.

Fremantle photographer Tashi Hall a music award finalist

The finalists have been announced for the Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA), and Fremantle-based photographer and filmmaker Tashi Hall has made the cut in not one, but two categories. The awards’ second year will be hosted in Brisbane on 9 October, recognising exemplary talent in female performers across genres and mediums.

An Evening with Dr Michael Mosley

In case the news skimmed passed you, the renowned British physician and science broadcaster Dr Michael Mosley is bringing his live show Wonders of the Human Body to Perth Concert Hall next Saturday – and tickets are selling fast.

Wildflower festivities this spring

Can you smell the roses? Wildflower season has arrived and we have the perfect selection of wildflower happenings in Perth & WA for you to get your floral fix.

Treat your pooch at this free dog’s breakfast

It’s time to pamper the little pooch at The City of Wanneroo’s special Dog’s Breakfast on 6 October – and best of all, it’s free! The City has organised a spectacular breakfast for cherished canines at the Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex.

Top 5 Festival Director Picks for the Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2019 returns to Perth on the 2 October for a standout program of gritty dramas and sun-scorched Mediterranean gems. Opening with The Champion, about the glossy world of Italian footballers, the festival will finish up on operatic heights of Ron Howard’s Pavarotti – an evocative documentary on the life of Italy’s star performer. Luckily for you, we’ve managed to wrangle the top five picks from Festival Director Elysia Zeccola.

Reimagining classic tunes with WAAPA’s music artists

WAAPA’s Music Artists present original works alongside reimagined classics from the popular music cannon in an annual showcase called Songbook Sessions. Playing next Wednesday and Thursday at The Edith Spiegeltent at ECU Mount Lawley, the academy’s rising musical stars will feature in solo, duo, trio, full band and even full vocal choir renditions across the two nights.

Innovative theatre showcase Tilt plays at the Blue Room

An original and eclectic showcase of WAAPA’s graduating performance makers is soon to arrive at The Blue Room Theatre. Using experimental stagecraft, performers are bound to provoke and entertain audiences with deft techniques and unbridled creativity over the course of two weeks in September.

The power of percussion at WAAPA

Audiences looking to experience the tempered rhythm of percussion will be rewarded with two unique performances landing in Perth this month. WAAPA hosts two outstanding percussionists, Fiona Digney and Robert Oetomo, for a demonstration of their respective work in the field, as well as a special event dedicated to Steve Reich’s influential work Drumming. Don’t miss your chance to experience the true power of percussion!

Experience Mozart by Candlelight with Perth Symphony Orchestra

Set in the stunning St George’s Cathedral, flooded by candlelight, Perth Symphony Orchestra will bring to life the music of Mozart. On October 16, the orchestra will perform Mozart's most celebrated compositions alongside works by living composers Joe Chindamo (AUS),...

Piano Battle is heading to Perth Concert Hall

Piano Battle started more or less by accident – with only one concert slot left at the Hong Kong City Festival, the organisers suggested the pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis share the stage. What emerged from their festival scrambling was a performance battle, and one that would go beyond a single night and expand to a global tour with a rapturous following. Since then the duo has played to sold-out audiences in Asia, Europe and the USA, and this Sunday, the contest lands at Perth Concert Hall.

Perth’s musical star Tim Minchin is BACK in 2020

Perth-raised musical star Tim Minchin returns to his hometown next March as part of an Australia-wide tour. Performing at Crown Theatre on 6 March 2020, the billed BACK tour promises to deliver hits from the prodigy’s illustrious repertoire, as well as some flashy new tracks.

Upcoming exhibitions at Lawrence Wilson

From under-acknowledged 1930s Australian artists to the innovation of contemporary arts in WA, the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery opens two new exhibitions at the end of August. Drawing from disparate time periods, the gallery offers a singular opportunity to examine the evolution of Australian art across paintings, drawings, prints, and textiles. Read on to get a glimpse of what’s to come for one of Australia’s finest university galleries.

Free lunchtime concerts at the Conservatorium

Every Friday of university semester, the UWA Conservatorium of Music opens the doors of Callaway Auditorium for a free lunchtime concert. Yes, you heard that right; a free concert from one of Australia’s finest music schools, not to mention the classical stars they regularly snap up to perform. With almost 10 concerts left to see out the season, here’s an overview of what’s playing when the lunch bell chimes at one o’clock.

Galleries and museums at UWA

The UWA Cultural Precinct features many prominent galleries and museums for students, alumni, and the general public to explore. From contemporary arts and design to Aboriginal art and geological artefacts, the university has a cluster of rich and well-curated sites to explore. Better still, locals and visitors alike can take in the beautiful grounds of WA’s oldest university whilst soaking up it’s historical and cultural treasures.

Margaret River wineries triumph at Halliday Awards

Last week was a big one for the Australian wine industry. Distinguished Australian wine critic James Halliday announced the winners for the annual Halliday Wine Companion Awards, and Margaret River was once again a stand out wine region. Wilyabrup wineries Domaine Naturaliste took out the Best Value Winery award and Vanya Cullen from Cullen Wines went home with the title of Best Winemaker. Read on to discover what Halliday had to say about these exemplary Margaret River wineries and their passionate creators.

Must-see upcoming WAYJO events

The West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra is the state’s premier organisation for young and emerging jazz performers, not to mention a cultural gem with a rich program for the public to enjoy. There’s no doubt WAYJO plays a crucial role in maintaining Perth’s vibrant jazz scene – playing over 50 events a year to over 20,000 people, and regularly performing alongside some of the jazz greats such as James Morrison. To get you excited about what’s in store for this vital not-for-profit, we’ve compiled a taster of exciting upcoming events.

Jazz & blues festivals in Perth and WA

When it comes to live jazz & blues music, Western Australia is home to many jazz & blues festivals throughout the year that are bound to keep your year bright and bustling with fresh grooves. With all your favourite sub-genres primed to play in select backdrops – ranging from the sprawl of Perth City to serene spots in the country – there’s something for everyone to keep an ear out for. Get on your dancing shoes as we present you with five jazz and blues festivals across Perth and WA.

New Museum set to open in 2020

It has been no secret that the WA Museum has been undergoing a serious makeover these past few years. The New Museum for Western Australia is one of the most significant museum redevelopment operations in the world today. Expected to re-open its doors to the public in...

Where to satisfy your chocolate cravings on World Chocolate Day

You probably don’t need an excuse to indulge in chocolate, but if you are looking for one, we are here to help! This Sunday is World Chocolate Day, possibly the best day of the year after Christmas and Squirrel Appreciation Day – a day dedicated to all sorts of cocoa-based goodies. Lucky for us, WA is home to an impressive and eclectic range of chocolatiers, sure to satisfy all of our chocolate cravings. Here are some of our top picks!

Content and Digital Marketing Internships

  Scoop is offering a number of Content and Digital Marketing Internships. The internships will be for one day per week over 3 months (unpaid) and will focus on digital content creation, professional writing and marketing. Interns will work from Scoop's head...

WA Beer Week

WA Beer Week is a 10-day celebration of beer takes place at the best bars, breweries and restaurants across WA. In 2018, WA Beer Week featured over 60 exciting events, 1 Amazing Flagship venue, 2 satellite festivals and beer and food promotions around the city. June 20th-30th, the best of WA and interstate breweries,  WA hospitality and YOU, the pint loving public will come together for the love of GREAT BEER. From beer-gustations to beer runs and everything in between, there is a little something for everyone at the 18th Annual WA Beer Week.  Join us in supporting and celebrating the WA craft beer industry!

8 romantic date night restaurants to help light the flame this winter

Perthians struggle to survive during the cold hard months of winter – not to mention our love lives! But sparks still fly in winter and Perth is filled with restaurants and bars worth rugging up for. Whether you’re going out for a celebratory anniversary meal, or braving both the cold and a first date, our top picks will set you up for the ultimate date night.

Business Events

Scoop’s working partnership with Business News aims to provide Perth audiences with a single comprehensive guide to business events and workshops held across WA. Here you will find talks, conventions, award ceremonies, courses and networking events hosted by organisations from all major industries. Hear from leaders from the Arts & Culture, Education, Mining, Finance and Tourism sectors and stay up to date with the latest developments in enterprise and technology. With 80+ business events and growing, our guide has you covered.

Perth’s cosiest bookstore cafes

Whether you’re a lover of literary fiction or fan of autobiographies, nothing beats finding a nice quiet spot to settle down with your book. Add to that a really good cup of earthy coffee and you’ll never want to move! Scoop has surveyed all the essentials for the perfect reading spot – relaxing, bookish and well-caffeinated – to bring you these top picks.

5 Creative G&Ts to Try in the Perth CBD

This Saturday is World Gin Day, a time for celebrating all things gin, so we thought we’d help you out by jazzing things up. Here is where you can find the perfect drink to celebrate World Gin Day in the Perth CBD.

XR:WA

XR:WA offers West Australians the opportunity to explore cutting edge immersive technologies over the course of a 9-day program....

Revelation Film Festival

​ Regarded as one of Australia’s most lively and experimental film festivals, Revelation Perth...

Perth Winter Arts Festival 2019

The Perth Winter Arts Festival celebrates the best of arts and culture in the Perth CBD and Northbridge. With more than 150 events held across 29 venues, there will be lots to explore! Discover exhibits at 33 museums, libraries and galleries and then relax at one of the city’s 240 bars and restaurants at the biggest cultural event of the season.

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5 indulgent city staycations

Feel like splurging on a little holiday but don’t have the time to travel further than down the road? Featuring spacious rooms overlooking iconic cityscapes, these five convenient and cosy spots will tick all the boxes for a relaxing getaway right here in the city. Experience the best of both worlds and discover our picks for luxurious staycations this winter.