St. George’s Cathedral
With its location in the city center, St. George’s Cathedral is easy to visit during a day of sightseeing. Some city tours and CBD walking tours pass by the cathedral, which sits near other attractions such as Stirling Gardens, Government House, Perth Concert Hall, and the State Buildings. Opt for a private city tour that you can customize if you want to make sure the cathedral is a stop on your itinerary.
Things to know before you go
- The church is ideal for history buffs interested in Perth’s colonial past.
- Worship services are open to all, no matter their faith.
- Cathedral services tend to be a bit more formal than services at local Anglican churches.
- Wheelchair access is through the west-side doors.
How to get there
The cathedral is located on St. George’s Terrace between Barrack Street and Victoria Avenue. It’s a 10-minute walk from the Perth Underground Station or the Barrack Street Jetty, making it easy to access via train and ferry.
When to get there
The cathedral is open from morning to evening, with prayer services and Eucharist taking place every morning and early afternoon on weekdays and every Saturday morning (there are holiday exceptions). On Sundays, services take place in the morning and evening. Musical events such as a chamber music series and organ concerts take place throughout the year.
The cathedral is just a couple of blocks from the Swan River waterfront, so don’t miss the chance to explore Elizabeth Quay, the Bell Tower, and other attractions before or after your visit to the cathedral. Get a drink or bite to eat at one of the eateries near the jetty, or hop on the ferry to South Perth to visit attractions such as the Perth Zoo.