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Programs and initiatives

The City of Perth has a range of services and initiatives to support local businesses.

Ask for Angela

With the increase of online dating apps and platforms, there is a growing need to keep people on blind dates safe. As such, the City of Perth Liquor Accord are promoting the Ask for Angela campaign across Perth bars and restaurants to reduce sexual assault on dates.

In 2016, participating venues in Lincolnshire County in the UK commenced the Ask for Angela program. This program subtly let people know if they felt unsafe or uneasy on a date, they could approach bar staff and 'Ask for Angela'. The phrase alerts bar staff and enables them to defuse the situation discreetly.

Ask for Angela has now been introduced to licensed venues around the world, including UWA Tavern.

We encourage businesses within the City of Perth boundary to embrace this program as well. Download the Ask for Angela poster, train your staff and ready your venue for Ask for Angela.

The downloadable materials consist of a poster for front of house, toilets and other discrete areas, tips for venue staff  and a checklist for venue management.

Share these materials with staff and:

  • Decide on your own process for when someone Asks for Angela.
  • Discuss the program with staff and carry out training.
  • Practice the process with staff.
  • Put up posters for the public to see.
  • Promote yourself as an Ask for Angela safe venue on your website, social media and through handouts.

If you have any questions on the program or downloads, please contact the City of Perth’s Community Safety department on 08 9461 3333 or


Waterwise Office Program

City of Perth, in partnership with the Water Corporation and the Property Council have launched a voluntary program to support the Perth commercial office sector to shift towards best practice water use.

The Waterwise Office Program is a free program that provides resources and recognition to owners and managers of office buildings that commit to improving water efficiency in their buildings. Office buildings that are larger than 5,000m2 NLA in size or consume more than 5,000kL per annum are eligible to participate in the Waterwise Office Program.

To join the program the building owner or an owner’s representative must sign a letter to commitment to:

  • Complete a Water Management Plan within three months of signing up to the program.
  • Provide feedback annually regarding the progress of actions within the Water Management Plan to the Program Partners. 

Buildings that meet the above criteria will be listed as a participant of the Waterwise Office Program on the Program Partner’s websites.

Further details about the program, including how to join, are available on the Water Corporation's website.

Grants and sponsorship for business

To help leverage off Perth's competitive advantages, the City of Perth has created a comprehensive framework of business grants and sponsorships which provide targeted funding to further enhance the City's reputation for business excellence. For more information please visit the Grants and sponsorship page.