Cathedral Square

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Cathedral Square is a heritage listed site which comprises the former government buildings known locally as the State Buildings, which have returned the soul of the city to its people after decades of disuse.

Most recently state government offices, the three interconnected State Buildings have housed Treasury, the Premier’s office, the Lands Titles building, Perth’s Post Office and many more over their 140 year history. In 1925, the south east corner of the complex was marked the city’s “point zero” – the geographical marker at which all distances to Perth are measured.

The revitalisation of Cathedral Square will see the city’s energy centre once again around its historic heart, with that marker now at the threshold of the lively Cathedral Square retail and dining precinct.

The refurbished buildings work together, not in isolation – the precinct’s restoration saw the demolition of the old Law Chambers and Playhouse Theatre and in their place stands an open, interactive public plaza between the Cathedral, the State Buildings and the newly built City of Perth Library.

Carefully curated retail stores, bar and restaurant offerings provide a unique mix of venue spaces, complemented by an annual program of events spanning arts, culture and entertainment.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.


Art & Culture Bar Birdwatching Cafe Carpark Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Family Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Free Wifi Games or recreation room Lookouts Non Smoking Parents Room Pet Friendly Picnic Area Restaurant Shop Shop / Gift Shop Swimming Pool Walks


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