ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENTS
Known as the city of lights, Perth shines even more vibrantly after nightfall, as the streets and lanes of Perth CBD, Northbridge, Mount Lawley, Subiaco, Fremantle, East Perth, West Perth and Mandurah fill with the bustle of entertainment seekers.
You’ll find bars, pubs, clubs, live music, comedy and theatre shows seven nights a week, not to mention a colourful calendar of annual events.
Discover a quirky kind of fun at the Fringe World Festival, selecting from 450 public shows over the summer months.
Catch a movie under the stars at one of Perth’s many outdoor cinemas.
Or soak up the creative vibes at Australia’s longest running festival in Fremantle.
See the Arts section or search for Perth events to find out what’s on.
MUSEUMS AND HERITAGE
When you set foot on Perth soil and one of the oldest lands on Earth, you follow in the steps of ancient Indigenous tribes, European explorers and pioneers, mariners and the military, convicts and early settlers.
Discover some of the most eventful chapters in Perth’s history in the Perth Cultural Centre, home of the Museum of WA.
Enter one of the best preserved 19th century port streetscapes on Earth in Fremantle and explore 140 years of convict history at World Heritage listed Fremantle Prison.
Or take a short ferry ride to discover a different side of Perth’s island playground, Rottnest Island, where some of the most captivating and gruesome tales of maritime, convict, colonial and military history took place.
Seekers of retail therapy are spoilt with a choice of more than 900 speciality shops in Perth.
Followers of fashion should head to the King Street precinct where Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. rub shoulders with west-end designer jewellery houses, showcasing exquisite Kimberley pink diamonds, Broome South Sea pearls, fine Australian opals and Kalgoorlie gold.
Other central hotspots for designer brands and high-end fashion boutiques include Subiaco,Mount Lawley and Claremont, plus you can see the catwalk come to the streets when the city hosts the annual Perth Fashion Festival.
If you have a curiosity for curios, antiques and vintage finds, check out Leederville, Inglewood andGuildford.
There’s also the chance to sample some of the region’s finest fresh produce and browse local arts and crafts at one of the many weekend markets, including the iconic historic Fremantle Markets.