City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said he hoped waiving the hire fee would bring family-friendly and community-based events into Wellington Square, attracting more people from the local and broader metropolitan areas.
“The redeveloped Wellington Square is something the City of Perth should be proud of. It is exciting to see more and more people visit daily and it is a testament to how popular the precinct is, not only for the attractions provided but also as an events space,” Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said.
“By removing the hire fees, we are giving community groups the chance to hold their unique people-focused events in the middle of the city.  We want to make it easier for them to hold their brilliant events in the park and feel at home within the city.
“Of course, the activation and events space in Wellington Square will need to be balanced and day-time community events will be welcomed by our surrounding residents.”
Community event applications received before 1 May for events between 1 May 2021 and 30 April 2022 will be honoured in the fee waiving process.
Additionally, those community groups that wish to move their upcoming event from another location to Wellington Square can do so.
Other associated event fees that may be applicable, such as waste, parking, public health and power, are not included in the fee waiver. However, the City of Perth offers event grants and sponsorship for further support to community groups wishing to hold events in the city.
For more information on how to apply for an events permit at Wellington Square, head to  
To support further activation of the park post redevelopment, a Wellington Square Action Plan is being developed. More information can be found at Engage Perth.


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