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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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,341 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 November 7, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,341 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 August 23, 2022
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Jeff M
Perth, Australia112 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 September 23, 2021
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Chizzel
Perth, Australia2,461 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 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 January 21, 2020
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STEPHEN N
Cairns, Australia23,723 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 December 15, 2020
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kittybaby3000
Singapore, Singapore75 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Waited at the Visitor Information Kiosk on Thursday 2pm for the town hall tour. The guide was very friendly and shared with us a lot of information about Perth on our way to the Town Hall.
On arrival, the personnel at the Town Hall told the guide that it was closed for guided tours as there was a function going on. It seems that the Town Hall never informed the tour guide that the Town Hall was not opened for guided tour on that day.
The tour guide was disappointed and was apologetic towards us on this sudden news. She suggested a few places for us to visit next which we were grateful.
Written April 22, 2017
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Visited on Sunday 17th November. It was good to see this building still there and being looked after.
Written December 19, 2019
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Lois1357
Busselton, Australia85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We followed the tourist map provided by the Tourist Information. This building has been restored beautifully - the main hall is just huge. The smaller side rooms is where the councillors would hold meetings, but no longer.
Written February 12, 2019
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Poppy
Perth, Australia143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
If you have often passed by here and ever wondered what it is actually like, I suggest you take a short detour.
The restoration of the place, though some years past, is superb.
If you are a senior looking for something to do, try their morning melodies on Tuesdays.
My wife and I have been performing here for years as The Entertainers and we can recommend the friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Written December 6, 2018
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
I was somewhat surprised to learn that this building is the only Town Hall in Australia to be built using convict labour although free men were also involved in construction. Work commenced in 1867 and was competed in 1870. I had the good fortune to attend a few private functions and exhibitions in the building during the 1970/80"s and recall the small shops on the ground floor and the only public toilet in the area. These were removed during renovations in the 1990's when the interior was restored together with the gothic arches at the base of the building. There are various large informative plaques affixed to the structure, these give a brief outline of its history and related matters. The building was scheduled for demolition in the 1890's as it was not 'grand' enough; luckily, it was saved by public opinion and stands today as an important part of the City's history.
Written June 15, 2017
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