Culture and the Arts

International students in Perth enjoy our city’s rich, year-round cultural life and world-class arts community. We are the region’s hub for music, theatre, film and art. Alongside our internationally-renowned local artists, Perth is host to the latest shows, festivals and exhibitions from around the world. 

The many different cultures and traditions which make up our society give our arts a unique depth and diversity. Our Indigenous Australian art draws on tens of thousands of years of spiritual history and brings to life the unique experience of the world’s oldest living culture. Artistic traditions from all over the world converge in Perth to entertain us, to move us, to make us think and to make us laugh.

Come and be part of our growing cultural community.

To find out about what's happening now in the culture and arts scene in Perth visit The Thousands, and for more information visit the Department of Culture and the Arts


Perth's top cultural events

Jan/Feb

Fringe World Festival
Perth
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Jan/Mar

Perth International Arts Festival
Perth and Great Southern region
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February

Ballet at the Quarry Season
The Quarry Amphitheatre, Perth
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March

Sculptures by the Sea
Cottesloe, Perth
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April

Fremantle Street Arts Festival
Fremantle, south of Perth
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May

Perth International Comedy Festival 

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June

Comedy Festival Roadshow
His Majesty's Theatre, Perth
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July

Revelation Perth International Film Festival
Perth
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September

Perth Fashion Festival
Perth
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September

Kings Park Festival
Kings Park, Perth
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October/April

Twilight Hawker Market
Perth
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November

AWESOME Festival
Perth
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December

Perth City's Festival of Christmas
Perth
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 If you want to gain admission to ticketed events, visit the following websites: