Yagan Square

A place to connect and celebrate WA

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.

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.