Celebrate Western Australia Day at the Bell Tower with free entry. See the historic bells, including the new 6.5 tonne Anzac Bell and marvel at the spectacular view from the Tower’s Observation Deck. Entry is free on WA Day!
To celebrate Western Australia Day, the Bell Tower will host an Open Day. As we acknowledge the original custodians and inhabitants of this land, we also celebrate those who have settled here and made Western Australia their home. Situated on the river gateway to Perth, the Swan Bells have direct links to many Western Australians British heritage. In 1828, the British settled at the Swan River then in 1829, Captain Charles Fremantle raised the flag. A month later, the ‘Parmelia’ commanded by Captain James Stirling arrived and in August, sailed up the river and disembarked at what is now Barrack Square. In 1988, twelve of the 290-year-old bells from St Martin-in-the Fields Church in London were gifted to the people of WA and now hang in the Bell Tower. Barrack Square and the Towers links with England are permanently entwined. Check it out Monday 3 June, 10am to 4pm, entry is FREE all day.