The Conference Venue, Perth Zoo, has been selected for its capacity to provide an experience of ‘conference in community’. Perth Zoo is a publicly owned, family oriented venue on a mission to ‘secure long term populations of species in natural environments while engaging the community in global conservation action’. It is close to the Perth city centre and accessible by inexpensive public transport options, including a delightful short ferry ride. For those who like to walk, it’s a beautiful path from the city centre and takes approximately 45 minutes.
We have booked the whole conference centre. The Asia-Pacific Foresight Conference delegates have free access to the Zoo itself during opening hours.
We are not in the profession of predictions but comprehending the future. However, perhaps a little indulgence here; we can assume that the future is animated and humanity will still monkey around. To calm our proceedings the Australian wildlife will not be attending any of the sessions.
Transport into Perth City from Airports (Domestic/international)
There are limited options for transport from Perth airport. Perth Airport’s International Terminal is located approximately 35 minutes from Perth City. Domestic Terminals are located approximately 25 minutes from Perth City. The airport website explains what is available.
Transport options to Perth Zoo
(From the Perth Zoo website)
Perth Zoo is located at 20 Labouchere Road, South Perth. Perth Zoo’s Conference Centre is located next to the Zoo’s main entrance on Labouchere Road, near Windsor Park.
From Perth CBD Bus 30 and 31 stop right in front of the Zoo weekdays or weekends, leaving regularly from the Esplanade Busport. Bus 34 stops behind the Zoo and leaves from the Wellington Street Busport.
From the ‘Causeway’ (Victoria Park) Bus 730 and 731 stop at the Zoo.
For further information on bus timetables, routes and prices please call Transperth information on 13 62 13 or visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au where you can search for the best route for you.
Currently, the easiest way to visit Perth Zoo by train is to transfer at the Esplanade Busport (Train Platform 1) to Bus 31 (Bus Stand E4) which makes Perth Zoo one of its first stops. The bus stops right in front of the ticket office. The reverse applies when you want to go home.
Perth Zoo is a short walk from the Mends Street Jetty in South Perth. Ferries depart from the Barrack Street Jetty (across the river in Perth) every half-hour during the day, and quarter-hour at peak times. For further information on ferry timetables and prices please call Transperth information on 13 62 13 or visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au.
Any of Perth’s taxi companies can bring you directly to Perth Zoo. These can be hailed on the street or ordered by telephone. Two of Perth’s major taxi companies are:
Swan Taxis 13 13 30 www.swantaxis.com.au
Black & White Taxi 13 10 08
BY BICYCLE OR ON FOOT
Safe, dual-use paths (cycle and walking) go around the Swan River from the CBD to South Perth and then it is only a 500m cycle/walk from the river up to Perth Zoo. A drinking fountain is available just outside of Perth Zoo. Bicycle racks are available at no cost at the entrance to Perth Zoo. We recommend a lock for your bicycle. (Please note that you cannot take your bicycle, rollerblades, skateboard or other forms of personal transport into Perth Zoo)
The Zoo is only 5-minute drive from Perth’s city centre.
Long-stay parking (1hr to all day) is available in three parking lots:
▪ opposite the Zoo (Cnr Labouchere and Richardson Rds) PAID by the hour
▪ next to the Zoo (off Labouchere Road) PAID by the hour
▪ next to the Zoo (off Mill Point Road) PAID per park
Short-stay parking is available on the streets surrounding Perth Zoo (PAID). Streets further back from the Zoo may offer FREE parking.
The Zoo offers 13 ACROD parking bays within 100m of the entrance. ACROD stickers will need to be clearly displayed and current. Disability parking is free in the free car parks but incurs standard fees in the paid carparks.
Further details about Perth Zoo at www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au.