Since we don’t endeavour to cover EVERY single awesome event going on in Perth, here are some links that we like, including practical info to help you navigate our city. Don’t forget to check out our Events Calendar for a small selection of upcoming events and things that tickle our fancy.
THE PRACTICAL STUFF
Transperth – Perth’s public transport service. Information including timetables and how to get about.
Bureau of Meteorology – The official Australian government guide to weather. Try not to get addicted to the radar monitor for oncoming rain.
The Australian – The national newspaper to keep you up to date.
The West Australian – The local rag.
Wotif – Need somewhere to stay? We recommend Wotif for great, legitimate accommodation deals.
CULTURAL EVENTS / FESTIVALS
Perth International Arts Festival – Runs yearly in February and March, spanning a multitude of artistic and cultural events, including the ever popular Festival Gardens for live music.
Sunset Events – They are behind many of the music festivals held throughout the year, including Southbound, Laneway and West Coast Blues ‘N’ Roots.
Fremantle Arts Centre – A not-for-profit organisation centred around promoting arts and cultural events in Fremantle and who host events related to art, fashion, music and design.
Perth Cultural Centre – Read up on events happening in and around the Perth Cultural Centre precinct.
On William – A collective centred around William St, Northbridge and a guide to all the happenings on this increasingly hip strip.
Love Freo – A cute blog by Freo locals, including such things as pics of street art, places of interest and design related bits.
Beaufort Street Network – A group of businesses and residents from the Mt Lawley/Highgate Beaufort Street Strip. They host events including the Beaufort Street Festival.
FRESH FOOD MARKETS
Farmers Markets – A full listing of WA based farmers markets, for all of your fresh produce needs, direct from the farm door.
Seasonal Produce Guide – Ok, so this isn’t a market as such, but very useful to get an idea of what’s in season, and what to plant in your veggie patch.
Space Ship News – An online gig guide to Perth’s ever growing music scene.
The Music – Online music guide.
78 Records – Great listing of gigs happening in Perth.
RTRFM 92.1 – The best community radio station in Perth, and the station most worth listening to.
Triple J – Australia’s alternative radio station, packed with with tunes to rock your socks off. Comprehensive gig guide included.
720 ABC Perth – The national broadcaster’s Perth programming. Current affairs, talkback and a great support for all that’s going on in Perth.
STREET PRESS MAGAZINES
X-Press Mag – Gig guides and a great round of up music events for the week, plus art, fashion and other items of interest.
Drum Media – A music focus, with other events of interest getting a mention as well.
MOVING ON UP: forward thinking Perth people
Future Perth – A group of young, Perth folk who are passionate about their city and its potential for progression.
FORM – An independent, not-for-profit, cultural organisation, involved in developing and sustaining creativity in WA.
PERTH GUIDES Ha! Jokes. Why the heck would we direct you elsewhere? What? Because we’re nice people? Hmmm. Alright then…
Six Thousand – The very trendy, cultural guide to Perth. So hip it hurts.
Show Me Perth – City of Perth’s own guide to Perth. Encompasses upcoming events as well as local businesses.
Western Australia – Tourism WA’s official website. Start here when beginning to plan your journey around WA. Lots of useful tips, guides and suggested itineraries.
Out In Perth – Perth’s premier Gay and Lesbian news publication.
Enjoy Perth – Comprehensive guide of daily events in Perth.
Two Feet & a Heartbeat – Get ready to discover Perth on a walking tour of the city!
OTHER AUSTRALIAN CITIES… So, venturing off to the East Coast huh? Check out some of these guides before you go
Broadsheet Melbourne – Melbourne’s up-to-date, hip guide of where to go and what to do with yourself once you get there.
The Thousands – Yep. They cover most of the Australian cities. Go forth and explore.