Perth Festival has been disrupting and celebrating Perth and Western Australia for 65 years.
The Festival was born out of the University of Western Australia’s annual summer school entertainment nights as a ‘festival for the people’ on January 3, 1953. Since then, Perth Festival has seeded and cultivated decades of cultural growth as the oldest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere. It is Australia’s premier curated multi-arts festival and one of the greatest in the world, known for commissioning major new works, celebrating the unique qualities of Perth and engaging diverse audiences. At Festival time in Perth, there is no other place like this on Earth. For a few weeks every glorious summer, the best artists from Western Australia and the world stand shoulder to shoulder in creative unity with the community.
Perth Fringe world Festival
FRINGE WORLD includes cabaret, circus-style performances, comedy, dance, physical theatre, film, multimedia events, free community events, street performances, music, theatre, visual arts and children’s events.
Perth embraces FRINGE WORLD’s huge program of more than 700 shows across more than 130 venues with more than 400,000 ticketed attendance and generated box office sales of more than $11.5 million.
These enormous figures are an increase of over 10% from last year’s Fringe and a ten-fold increase from the first FRINGE WORLD Festival eight years ago, cementing Perth as the third largest Fringe in the world!
Just 19 km off the coast of Perth but an entire world away, lies the sunny holiday island of Rottnest, blessed with a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery, dazzling marine life and some of the world's finest beaches.
Join free guided walking tours of the Island.
Hire a bike and snorkel gear
Swim and relax by the stunning waters - you have 63 beaches and 20 bays to choose from
Rottnest Island Museum.
Encounter birdlife, quokkas and dolphins.
The Underwater Explorer (September – May).
Climb the Wadjemup Lighthouse for great views.
Ride the train to view the maze of WWII tunnels.