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7 Free Things in Perth

Perth and expensive are two words that we hear in the same sentence all too often. Perth has the unfortunate accolade of being one of the most expensive cities in the world. The good news though, is that there are plenty of things that won’t cost you a cent. Check these top 7 tips out from a Perth local:

  1. Free Bike Hire in Fremantle
    Thanks to Free Wheeling Fremantle you can rent a bike for free and explore Fremantle. Get your bike at the Fremantle Visitor Centre in King’s Square or at the E-Shed at Victoria Quay and explore this awesome port city.
  2. Free Entry to Museums and Galleries
    Perth has a wealth of museums, galleries and attractions that don’t charge an entry fee. The Western Australian Museum, Art Gallery of Western Australia and Perth International Contemporary Art Gallery all have free entry – although fees apply to special exhibitions.In Fremantle free entry applies to the Shipwreck Gallery, Fremantle Arts Centre and Kidogo Art Gallery.
  3. Free Sunday Concerts
    One of the best free activities activity during the summer months are the summer concerts inside the beautiful and shady courtyard at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Concerts take place from 2-4pm on Sunday afternoon. Bring a picnic and chill out listening to cool music.
  4. Free Public Transport
    The CAT is a free bus services that runs in Perth, Fremantle and Joondalup. These buses are colour coded and generally run every 5-10 minutes throughout the day. Most CAT buses are orange but ordinary transport buses also run the CAT routes so keep your eyes out for those too.
  5. Free BBQs and Picnics
    Nothing is as Aussie as a BBQ and you can have one for free at the best locations throughout Perth and WA.There are free BBQs at almost every park across Perth and WA. They are generally clean and efficient. Not only are you saving a lot of money on restaurants but you also get to enjoy some of the best views Perth has on offer. Try Kings Park or any of the great spots along the coast.

    Kings Park - Perth City

    Kings Park – Perth City

  6. Free Water Refills
    Most of the tap water in Perth is potable. This means that you can save the environment and a lot of money by refilling your water bottle. Yes, some complain that it has a funny taste, but it’s perfectly safe to drink and the money saved more than makes up for the taste. The only thing you need to watch out for is if you see a sign that says bore water. This means that it’s ground water and unsafe to drink.
  7. Free WIFI
    Ok, so Australia doesn’t have the fastest internet connection in the world but you can get it for free in many areas. Both the city of Perth and Fremantle have free wifi across the business districts. You’ll also find free connection at most public libraries, plenty of cafes and other public spaces.

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About Nina Burakowski

Half Swiss, half Australian, she has happily made Perth her permanent home where she love anything to do with the ocean, camping and exploring West Australia. Explore WA with her at or on twitter at WAExplorer.

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  1. Jacqueline JauntsApr 1, 2015 at 12:18 pmReply

    Looking at a layover in Perth as we speak, and this guide will come in handy for me for sure. Honestly, I had no idea that Perth was so far isolated from the rest of the country before I bought the ticket but I think I am going to make the best of it. Free bus service and free WIFI? This is going to be a breeze!

    • IamMarizaJun 1, 2015 at 1:49 amReply

      I hope you enjoyed Perth! It’s my favorite city to live in in Australia :D

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