Getting in and around
Access for people with disabilities
The City is working to ensure an accessible city for all people. The City of Perth Access Maps publication contains useful information about parking, public transport, pedestrian access and accessible conveniences. This printed publication can be requested from the City of Perth.
You’re Welcome WA Access Initiative - City of Perth Provides people with disabilities with clear access information about a wide range of facilities in the Perth central city area including hotels, restaurants, car parks, cinemas, theatres, gyms and shopping areas. Visit You’re Welcome WA - Access (select location 'Perth')
Parking in the City
Of the available parking options, City of Perth Parking provides convenient open and covered car parking facilities around the city – just look for the distinctive City of Perth Parking signs. You can pick up your free guide to City of Perth Parking from the City of Perth Customer Service Centre, the iCity Information Kiosk or download a copy from the link on this page. To view a map showing City of Perth Parking locations, please click the link on this page.
CAT, Bus and Train Services (see also Free Transport Zone)
Public transport can be a quick and convenient option for many trips. The City of Perth is the primary destination for public transport with connections to all of metropolitan Perth.
Instead of risking traffic, try the bus or train. You can sit back and relax, save on car running and parking costs and avoid the hassles of driving while helping the environment!
Try public transport for some of your shopping trips or to get to sporting events, concerts or other attractions.
The City of Perth also works closely with the Department for Planning and Infrastructure and the Public Transport Authority to provide additional services to people using the inner city, including free public transport within City of Perth boundaries and the establishment of late-night bus services on Saturday nights departing from Western Australia's premier entertainment precinct, Northbridge.
For more information on these services, click on the Public Transport link in the left-hand navigation bar underneath 'Getting in and around'.
'Perth Tram Company' and 'CitySightseeing Perth' are two services providing tourist-oriented transport around the city's popular sights.
TEL: 08 9203 8882
Perth Tram Company
TEL: 08 9322 2006
Designated taxi ranks are located around the central city for safe and convenient travel.
Supervised taxi ranks operate on Friday and Saturday nights. These ranks are located on Milligan Street Northbridge and William Street Perth.
Taxis may also be hailed on the street or ordered by telephone.
Contact details of Perth's major taxi operators are:
13 1330 or book online at www.swantaxis.com.au
Black & White Taxis
A taxi service is available for passengers with disabilities. This service operates twenty four hours a day and it is recommended that you book twenty four hours in advance to avoid delays. This service can be booked on (08) 9333 3377.
Cycling and Walking
Perth has a comprehensive network of cycle and dual-use paths. One of the most popular routes for leisure cyclists and walkers is a circuit around the Swan River at the doorstep of the city. Many riverside routes are clearly signposted and detailed cycle maps can be obtained from most metropolitan bicycle retailers.
For more information on these services, click on the 'Cycling and Walking' link in the left-hand navigation bar.
An Age-friendly City: A guide to services, facilities and things to do
The City of Perth recognises the importance of planning for an age-friendly community. A key message from recent consultation with people 50+, carers and service providers was the importance of social participation, of staying connected and taking part in community life.
This guide (download link on right side of page), developed as part of the age-friendly project, provides details about things to do in the city’s various precincts, how to get to them, where to eat and how to enjoy all the city has to
offer. It also includes information about existing facilities, activities, services and other offerings available for older persons and their families.
We trust this guide provides you with information to access and enjoy all that is on offer within the City of Perth.