Perth’s Boorloo Heritage Festival: A Month-Long Celebration of Culture and History

Boorloo Heritage Festival

Perth, it’s time to get excited! This April, the City of Perth is embracing its built, natural, and cultural heritage with the rebranded City of Perth Boorloo Heritage Festival. Boorloo, the Nyoongar name for Perth, signifies the festival’s commitment to celebrating the city’s Aboriginal heritage and honoring the traditional Nyoongar landowners.

The previous 12-year-old Heritage Perth Weekend is being transformed into an even more impressive festival, spanning five weekends and featuring over 90 events across various neighborhoods. Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas is enthusiastic about the reimagined festival, which aims to foster a better understanding of Perth’s rich and varied history.

Participants can look forward to immersive virtual reality experiences, enlightening bush medicine workshops, and captivating heritage walking tours. The City of Perth is also hosting its own Boorloo Family Fun Day over the Easter Weekend at Forrest Place, offering free Easter fun, kids’ workshops, and live music for everyone to enjoy.

The festival also boasts CircusWA at Victoria Gardens, a performance by award-winning artist Mo’Ju in Yagan Square, and guided walking tours unveiling the natural beauty of Pelican Point in Crawley. With support from Lotterywest, the State Government of Western Australia, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and The Heritage Council of WA, the event promises to be unforgettable.

Even better, nearly all events are free! Just make sure to secure your tickets online. Festival goers can also take advantage of free night-time parking and three-hour free parking on weekends and public holidays at selected carparks by downloading the CPP app.

With a diverse range of events, such as the Government House Open Weekend, Barracks Arch Tour, His Majesty’s Theatre Heritage Open Day, and Singing in the City, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and learn this April. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the City of Perth Boorloo Heritage Festival and immerse yourself in the vibrant history and heritage of this fascinating city.

To secure your tickets and find out more about the events, visit