The Perth Town Hall is an important site in Perth’s history. In 1867, construction of the Town Hall began and the building officially opened for the people of Perth on 1 June 1870.

The Whadjuk Nyoongar people are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Perth Town Hall sits, and before colonisation, this area of land was used as a campsite by the Aboriginal peoples. The area is a registered Aboriginal heritage site (3789) with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

The site continues to be an important community meeting place. In acknowledgement of its significance for the community, an exhibition of items related to the Town Hall site will be held in 2020. Historic and contemporary photographs, artworks, objects, spoken memories and ephemera related to the Town Hall site from the City of Perth’s Cultural Collections will be displayed in the exhibition.

You can help shape this exhibition by sharing your keepsakes and stories related to the Town Hall.

To offer an item for donation to the City’s Cultural Collections or temporary loan for inclusion in this exhibition, please complete the Online Donation Drive Form or complete and return the Collection Offer Form within our brochure, soon available at the Town Hall.


Steeg Banham edited N53 Town Hall Decorated, 1929 600 dpi
Perth Town Hall decorated in 1929. Donation of Steeg Banham.
Image courtesy of City of Perth Cultural Heritage Collection.


For enquiries, please contact:
Arts, Culture and Heritage Unit
(08) 9461 3597