The City’s strong focus on building and supporting the vibrancy and diversity of the City of Light’s events, activations and hospitality scene saw total visitation increase by 5 per cent in April compared with the same month last year. This took visitation to 102 percent of pre-Covid levels.

Weekend visits have seen a significant rise, at 110 percent of pre-Covid levels, with the City’s night-time economy playing a key role.

In April 2024, the total night-time spend reached $116 million, marking a significant 21.5% increase compared to April 2023. Notably, it also set a new record as the first April where the night-time spend exceeded $100 million. Within this expenditure, the dining and entertainment segment amounted to $69.8 million, reflecting a notable 20.5% increase from April 2023.

The Lotterywest Boorloo Heritage Festival played a key role in the April results, showcasing over 250 events across 100 locations throughout the month, drawing a total attendance of 89,840.

Perth also continues to consistently top the rankings for CBD worker retention and office occupancy. In April 2024, the numbers of CBD workers lifted to 91 percent of pre-Covid levels, an increase of 4 percent compared to April last year.