Located in the heart of Perth’s CBD – within the arms of the Horseshoe Bridge – Yagan Square is one of the city’s most popular community, meeting and celebration places.
More than just a transit area for the thousands of workers and residents connecting with public transport or walking between the CBD and Northbridge – Yagan Square is a place to have fun, meet, play, eat and shop from a showcase of WA.
Free events program launching this weekend at Yagan Square!
Yagan Square will come alive with activity across autumn and winter, with the launch of an exciting free events program, including family activities, live music and cultural events, in the heart of the city.
Click here to learn more about what's on this weekend!
Exciting new hospitality venue and events to revitalise Yagan Square
Award-winning Western Australian hospitality operator Nokturnl Pty Ltd has been selected as the preferred proponent to reinvigorate the Market Hall at Yagan Square, with a proposal that would see a vibrant new destination created in the heart of the CBD.
Nokturnl operates the award-winning The Old Synagogue in Fremantle, which comprises four unique hospitality venues within a state heritage-listed site, with a second venue – The Beaufort in Mt Lawley, which opened last month and is already proving to be highly popular.
The announcement comes as the State Government launched an exciting program of activations and events at Yagan Square, with the precinct to be become a must-visit destination across Autumn and Winter.
From May to July, visitors to Yagan Square will be able to enjoy a range of engaging and entertaining experiences, with the proposed program to potentially include pop-up markets, live music, film, and cultural performances.
More information on these exciting events will be announced soon.
The city's new heart
Yagan Square is a place unlike anywhere else in the city.
Yagan Square is a hub of activity both during the day and at night with cafes, restaurants, pop-ups and shopping providing plenty of things to see and do. The Square has a spectacular lighting display on the underside of the canopies and the iconic Digital Tower.
Meet, connect, celebrate
Yagan Square sees the return of food, community and city life to the Horseshoe Bridge. It is an inviting and lively meeting place where locals and visitors can connect with, and celebrate, Western Australian culture.
Yagan Square offers a range of experiences – from green spaces for relaxation and play, to a market hall, cafes and restaurants, digital media, native gardens and engaging public art.
The ultimate design responds to the nearly 2,000 responses received from the public via an online engagement tool during the planning stages.
A window into Noongar culture
A cultural engagement process from the early stages of Yagan Square design created opportunities for involvement by the Whadjuk Working Party and South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council.
There is a strong Aboriginal narrative that runs through the square which incorporates stories from the Whadjuk people - the traditional owners of the land - exploring themes of place, people, animals, birds and landscape; all of which shape and create a strong sense of place. These stories have influenced various elements of Yagan Square, creating a unique space that is reflective of both culture and history.