Halloween in Perth is gearing up to be the usual celebration of hilarious horror!
The laid-back Perth party lifestyle lends itself to family fun and frivolity, as well as night time terror treats for adults that will have you screaming with laughter.
There are Halloween costumes in party shops all over Perth to inspire and kick off the fun, and plenty of organised Halloween events where you can party in safety.
The weekend prior to Halloween in Perth is a great time to get into the ghostly spirit of the occasion. Here's a selection of Halloween events in Perth and the Swan Valley to get the blood pumping!
When: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October, 11.00am-4.00pm
Where: Claremont Showground
Entry: $30.00; children under 3 free
Claremont Showground does a great job of staging huge events for all the family, and the popular Happy Halloween party is no exception.
The Showground promises plenty of freaky fun, with themed sideshow alley games, amusement rides and ghost trains, Halloween makeup for kids, trick or treating, Halloween costume prizes and roaming live entertainment; all except the carnival games are included in the entry price. Keep the family fed too, with a range of food trucks on site.
Claremont Showground is easy to access by train, with its own dedicated train station - definitely the best way to get there. Parking can be tricky, but the Showground does a good job of directing traffic for its large events.
Happy Halloween – Adults Only
When: Saturday 27 October, 5.00–11.00pm
Where: Claremont Showground
Get your ghoul on in readiness for some after-dark thrills at this 18 plus Halloween party. The entry fee includes unlimited rides, including the ghost trains and haunted houses, live music and entertainment, Halloween costume prizes and professional photos.
Of course, the night of frights wouldn't be complete without Frankenstein's bar - Halloween cocktail anyone? Trains stop right there in the Showground, so you can let your hair down without a worry.
Need a costume? Jump to the end of this article for where to find Halloween costumes in Perth.
Karaoke & Disco Halloween Party
When: Saturday 27 October, 6.30-10.30pm
Where: Swan Valley Oasis Restaurant
Entry: Free; bookings essential by phoning 08 9296 5500 or 0419 520 089
The Swan Valley Oasis Resort is in the beautiful Swan Valley surrounded by gardens with lots of relaxing things to do, like walking along the river, playing a round of Supa Golf, taking a sauna, floating in the pool or browsing the Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery.
On the Saturday evening before Halloween, the restaurant is hosting a Halloween party with karaoke and disco - promising a night of daring dancing, spooky singing and horrifying hilarity. Music will be mixed by DJ and Host June Oronce and there will be Halloween costume prizes handed out on the night, so make sure you dress up to the occasion - check our suggestions for Halloween party shops in Perth at the end of this article, and a Halloween makeup workshop to fire up your creativity.
Apart from your food, it's free to join in, but bookings are essential, and you can pre-order dinner. Then all you need to do is let the evil evening unfold ...
When: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Where: Adventure World, Bibra Lake
Entry: $59.50 adult (14+), $49.50 child (4-13), children under 4 free; family tickets start at $149.00
Perth family favourite Adventure World is dedicating the whole weekend before Halloween to a Spooktacular theme with Halloween party entertainment added to the usual water and carnival rides.
Adventure World is a fabulous destination for families wanting a full day of pure fun with plenty of activity in a safe environment, and with plenty of parking nearby. The outdoor venue has enough wet and dry rides to keep everyone entertained for hours, and plenty of lawn space and eateries to fuel energetic bodies. Take a picnic, bathers and towels, and be prepared to return home happy and exhausted.
Spooktacular promises to be a Halloween event to die for, filling the weekend with wizardry and tricky treats. For little Halloweenies, there's Dragon's Creepy Kingdom and Halloween makeup face painting, while all ages will enjoy the Silent Glow Disco and the Great Doughnut Munch.
Dress to kill for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Our Halloween costume shop suggestions at the end of this article will help you get started on the hunt for the best dress-ups.
Halloween is finally here - the frightful night that unleashes a whole gamut of ghosts, goblins and ghouls, their eeriness only limited by the imagination. We've rounded up some of the highlights of the night.
Halloween on Angove Street
When: Wednesday 31 October, 4.30-8.30pm
Where: Angove Street and Fitzgerald Street, North Perth
Join the residents of North Perth for their annual Halloween party along the famous Angove Street strip of cafes, restaurants and stores.
You can have some fun with the photo booth, get your Halloween makeup done by face painting experts, and expect plenty of live music and DJ sets. Headlining this year will be local 'surf rockers' Day of the Dead, supported by Catzilla and Simone and Girlfunkle.
Spooky Spirits Kids Halloween Party
When: Wednesday 31 October, 5.30-7.30pm
Where: Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA)
Entry: $10.00 toddler (1-3), $29.00 child (4-15), $18.00 adult; babies under 1 free
The ever-popular AQWA invites kids to a Halloween party under the sea! AQWA, perched on Perth's beautiful Hillarys Boat Harbour, is an absolute must at any time of year, taking you on a journey through the underwater wonders of WA's coastline. Keep the kids mesmerised with the huge variety of sea creatures and seemingly endless facts to discover about their other-worldly lives.
The Spooky Spirits Kids Halloween Party is a chance for you and your youngsters to get dressed in your best Halloween costumes and be in the running to win a prize. Let your imaginations run wild or visit a one of the Halloween costume shops around Perth suggested at the end of this article. Entry includes free Halloween makeup face painting to complete the picture, plus free hotdogs for everyone and dessert for the kids.
There's plenty of parking at AQWA, and lots to do around the harbour, with boardwalk cafes, shops and a beach if you want to make a day of it.
Halloween Night Sky Tour
When: Wednesday 31 October, 8.00-9.30pm
Where: Perth Observatory
Entry: $45.00 adult, $25 child
Halloween at Perth Observatory plunges you into the night with a tour of nebulae, planets, star clusters and galaxies, using their impressive range of modern and historic telescopes.
You might even be lucky enough to spot a meteorite flashing through the sky - or was it a witch on a broom? Can you spot any ghostly shapes in the darkness? Learn some spine-tingling facts about the vast blackness surrounding our planet, and explore the museum afterwards to get your feet back on the ground.
Everyone will be dressed in their most frightful Halloween costumes, even the Observatory itself with Halloween themed decor to spook the atmosphere. The best adult and child dress-ups will win a prize each.
Perth Observatory is in the Perth Hills town of Bickley, famous for the Bickley Valley and Carmel Wine Route. Take a leisurely drive, just 35km from Perth, and explore this pretty region before joining the party.
Prison Halloween Tours
When: Wednesday 31 October to Friday 2 November, every 15 minutes from 6.30-9.00pm
Where: Fremantle Prison
Entry: $32.00 adult, $22.00 child (over 10)
Fremantle Prison guides and performers do a great job of scaring the pants off visitors at any time of year, so Halloween is the perfect time to visit this iconic Perth attraction!
The old prison, built by convicts themselves and opened back in 1855, finally closed its doors as recently as 1991. Now haunted by the lost souls of prisoners from its long history, guides tell stories of escapes and hangings to send prickles down your spine. Are the cells really empty?
Take the tour in your Halloween costumes, and chalk up some chills before heading on to your Halloween party - or home to hide under the blankets!
The tours continue on the Thursday and Friday nights, so you have plenty of chances to experience the terrifying tour.
Halloween Costume and Makeup
There are lots of Halloween shops around Perth metro. Here we've listed a few, and recommended a Halloween Makeup Workshop for those who take the job of dressing up seriously.
Halloween Costume Shops
Party Source has a full range of Halloween costumes and makeup, from the grim reaper to zombies and witches. They have two stores in Perth, north and south of the river - one in Stirling and the other in Canning Vale.
Apparition is a local favourite in Claremont, an Aladdin's cave of imaginative costumes and helpful staff on hand to give you some ideas.
Party Town, also in Claremont, is on the main highway and stocks a wide selection of devils, vampires, ghouls, anything you can think of to cause a scare.
Hurly Burly in Perth has amazing Halloween costumes plus contact lenses and special effects Halloween makeup for a professional finish - a great choice for adult parties.
Costumes in the Valley, as the name suggest, is in the gorgeous Swan Valley and has some great Halloween costumes for adults and kids.
Halloween Makeup Workshop
When: Friday 26 October, 5.15-7.15pm
Where: Subiaco Library
Entry: Free; 12-18 year olds only
Professional makeup artist Astrid Hansen will show 12 to 18s how to create a look to make the blood curdle.
There are only 20 places available, so be quick! Get in touch with the City of Subiacohttps://www.experienceperth.com/business/attraction/subiaco to find out more: email@example.com