Perth Town Hall
Perth Town Hall
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Completed in 1870, this delightful Victorian Gothic landmark was completely restored in 2005. It is the only convict-built capital city town hall in Australia, and a fragment of the original convict roll is on permanent display in the foyer with other City of Perth memorabilia. Generally open 11:00AM-1:00PM weekdays, but phone 08 9229 2965 first because it is sometimes closed for private functions. Free historic tour every Thursday at 2:00PM.
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Andrew Y
Singapore, Singapore5,073 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It is a strikingly beautiful historic building. You cannot miss it if you are walking along Hay Street. It is just north of Elizabeth Quay and on the next street from St Georges Terrace.
Written 26 May 2024
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Kelvin B
Perth, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Jordan and the team made hosting our Sangeet night at the Perth Town Hall a wonderful experience!! What a wonderful venue, brand new floors, state of the art lighting and full of history, I would highly recommend you consider the Perth Town Hall for your next function. Thank you!
Written 28 September 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The scaffolding is down on the Perth Town Hall after months of restoration. The Town Hall clock performed an important function in days gone by, keeping time when few people could afford watches. Indeed, it was not unusual for different cities to work to different times. The clock face now has the lustrous colors in had in the 1870s and the tower has been restored The Ennis family has maintained the Town Hall Clock for almost 100 years. I can remember going into the Ennis's jewelry shop with my mother when I was in primacy school, which is a long time ago now.
Written 23 August 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
For many years, Perth Town Hall was the most prominent civic building in the city. The Town Hall is built of red brick in Gothic style, with embellishments such as the broad arrows indicating that it was built by convict labour. In recent years, the people of Perth have taken renewed pride in this historic building. The ugly grey panels at the base of the Town Hall have been replaced with red brick that matches the original masonry, and the Hall has been renovated. Once more, the Town Hall is a symbol of pride for the people Perth.
Written 7 November 2021
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Jeff M
Perth, Australia110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Although the building is nothing special, the area that's surrounding it is magical to me. Seeing how an area changes and urbanises throughout the years is truly something special that can only be witnessed with time.
For anyone going for a walk around the area, take time and pay attention to some of the finer details that's incorporated in the architecture of the Town Hall!
Written 23 September 2021
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Beautiful building dating to 1869 and the only Town Hall in Australia built in the Gothic style and built by convicts. I last visited in the 1980/90's for philatelic exhibitions and collector fairs. Since then the building has undergone extensive renovation and restoration, completed in 2005, and which returned the building to its former charm and elegance. Wonderful to have the opportunity to revisit and view the interior restorations and the artefacts displayed on the upper floor. The massive support columns add an aura of permanence. Great informative plaques are affixed to the exterior walls. This grand building is set to charm many future generations.
Written 24 April 2021
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STEPHEN N
Cairns, Australia23,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Perth Town Hall really stands out regardless which direction your approaching from within Perth City. A small park area opposite & relax and patiently wait for the Clock to Chime. Unfortunately I didn't have time to go inside.
Written 15 December 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
The Perth Town Hall was bulit in 1870, by convicts. If you look carefully you can see the broad arrows left by the convict builders, the mark of shame they carried on their backs. The Town Hall is built in Gothic Revival style, made with red Western Australian bricks. For many years, there was a horrible grey base disfiguring to the Town Hall; now it's been upgraded to the original structure. In addition, the Town Hall has been modernised to host weddings, parties -- anything! In years gone by, the Wildlife Show at the Town Hall was the height of a naturalist's year. Perth may be a much bigger, more proserpous city; the Town Hall is a reminder of things past.
Written 12 May 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We noticed this handsome building on our walk about tour of the city. It looks good and impressive. Nice part of town.
Written 21 March 2020
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Chizzel
Perth, Australia2,503 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
This building is amazing considering that it was constructed on the grounds of an old bakery. It became the first council building. The wood finishing in this building is fabulous.

Fortunately the City allow some of the rooms to be used for events. I have been in the old councillors room and it still looks prestine. So glad that we have retained some of our early Perth buildings as we tore down a lot of it during the 70's.
Written 21 January 2020
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