About the Perth Bell Tower

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The Bell Tower – Home of the Swan Bells

Experience one of the most historical and fascinating Perth city attractions.

The Bell Tower is one of the essential places to go in Perth. This must-see attraction is located on Riverside Drive, overlooking the picturesque Swan River. Filled with fascinating historical content and boasting a unique and distinctive design – resulting from a major architectural competition – it has become an iconic landmark and tourist attraction for Perth and Western Australia.

Commemorating Australia’s bicentenary in 1988, the twelve bells of St Martin in the Fields along with five specially cast bells were presented to the University of Western Australia, the City of Perth, and to the people of Western Australia. The London diocese of the Church of England and the parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields gave authority for the project to proceed. The additional bells cast in 1988 include two from the cities of London and Westminster, who each gifted one bell to the project, and a total of three bells bestowed by a consortium of British and Australian mining companies. Completing the ring of eighteen bells, a sixth new bell was commissioned by the Western Australian Government to mark the second millennium.

Along with being one of the top things to see in Perth, The Bell Tower is also a unique event space in Perth, offering venue hire for corporate events, small weddings, birthdays, and more.


The ANZAC Bell

Located on Level 5 of the building, the ANZAC Centenary Bell is rung at midday (1pm on ANZAC Day). The ANZAC Bell is the largest swinging bell in Australia and is a lasting memorial to Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women involved in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations around the world.

The ANZAC Bell is one of the first bells to use 3D printing in the design. Gold was added to the copper and tin during the casting process, reflecting a tradition dating back hundreds of years.

The ANZAC Bell was installed in October 2018 and the first official ring was the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, the 11th November 2018, shortly after 11am. It is the largest bell of its kind ever made in Australia and was cast in Perth, Western Australia. The ANZAC Bell is expected to last over 500 years and weighs 6,500 Kg.

For the full ANZAC Bell experience, we recommend booking the small group premium tour at the Bell Tower, which offers visitors the opportunity to step behind the scenes and learn about the legend of the ANZAC and the 6,500kg Bell.

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