Witness Stand Venues

Witness Stand is located at seven sites. The work is experienced in its entirety by visiting all the sites over the course of the Festival. However, each site is also a self-contained experience, specific to each location.

Mandoon / Guildford

Fish Market Reserve
Swan St W, Guildford WA 6055
https://www.swan.wa.gov.au/Parks-recreation/Fishmarket-Reserve
With compositions by Tessa Darcey, Mei Swan Lim and Cathie Travers

A lovely riverside spot on the Swan River to have a BBQ or just take in the tranquil surrounds. As well as being a popular picnic ground, it is a great spot for fishing or canoeing. There is a boat ramp suitable for launching small boats, canoes or kayaks. Other facilities include a playground, picnic tables and BBQ facilities.

Vehicle access via Swan St West.

Access to the grandstand site is a short walk (130m) from the parking area via a parkland track. This uneven, dirt track may not be suitable for wheelchairs or those with limited mobility, particularly in wet weather.

Pick up and set down is possible within the car park.

A Universal Accessible toilet will be located in the car park.

Nearby parking is accessible via Swan St West in a gravel parking area. Park in the furthest car park to the right of the entry.

Fishmarket Reserve is located a 10-minute walk from the Guildford Train Station. Please refer to the Transperth website for details.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13

Transperth Website: transperth.wa.gov.au

Djiidjalalap / Perth

Ozone Reserve
1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004
https://www.perth.wa.gov.au/en/forms-and-payments/Hire-and-Bookings/parks-and-gardens-hire/venues/ozone-reserve
With compositions by Tessa Darcey and Della Rae Morrison

One of the City's hidden gems, at the eastern end of Riverside Drive and surrounded by Lake Vasto, is Ozone Reserve.
Accessible via Plain Street and Adelaide Terrace the space has been host to a diverse range of events from music festivals to open air cinemas.
Ozone features an undercover area, playground, public toilets and barbecues.

Access to the grandstand is via flat footpaths and a short 30m stretch of clear, grassy parkland and sand.

Male and female accessible toilets are located across the road at Mill Point Reserve.

Pick up and set down is possible at the boat ramp car park.

Limited parking is available at the boat ramp.

Miller’s Pool Carpark is accessible via Mill Point Road. This carpark includes ACROD bays.

The 35 Bus from Elizabeth Quay Bus Station runs down Mill Point Road. Please refer to the Transperth website for details.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13

Transperth Website: transperth.wa.gov.au

Kariinap / South Perth

Mill Point Reserve
Lot 818 Mill Point Road, South Perth WA 6151
https://southperth.wa.gov.au/discover/things-to-see-and-do/parks-reserves
With compositions by Tessa Darcey, Mei Swan Lim and Kobi Morrison

The South Perth boat ramp is on the South Perth Foreshore. The area is an iconic tourist destination with views of Perth city across the Swan River. The foreshore area includes picnic tables, barbecues, toilets, cafes, outdoor exercise equipment and four children’s playgrounds.

Access to the grandstand is via flat footpaths and a short 30m stretch of clear, grassy parkland and sand.

Male and female accessible toilets are located across the road at Mill Point Reserve.

Pick up and set down is possible at the boat ramp car park.

Limited parking is available at the boat ramp.

Miller’s Pool Carpark is accessible via Mill Point Road. This carpark includes ACROD bays.

The 35 Bus from Elizabeth Quay Bus Station runs down Mill Point Road. Please refer to the Transperth website for details.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13

Transperth Website: transperth.wa.gov.au

Mt Pleasant

Deep Water Point Reserve
100 The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant WA 6153
https://www.melvillecity.com.au/things-to-do/find-venues-parks-and-reserves/deep-water-point-reserve
With compositions by Chris Cobilis, Tessa Darcey and Rachael Dease

Deep Water Point Reserve is a picturesque river edge location consisting of lawned picnic areas under majestic trees, a boat ramp, cafe, play spaces, an iconic jetty and beach access.

The area is accessible via flat footpaths; however, the grandstand area is across a short distance of soft sand and may not be accessible for wheelchairs or those with limited mobility, particularly in wet weather.

Accessible toilets are available in the Deep Water Point Reserve car park.

On-site parking is available at Deep Water Point Reserve, including accessible parking bays. The car park is accessible via The Esplanade.

Public transport to the area is limited. Please refer to the Transperth website for details.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13

Transperth Website: transperth.wa.gov.au

Nyiiabarap / East Fremantle

John Tonkin Reserve
Riverside Road, East Fremantle WA 6158
With compositions by Tessa Darcey, Rachael Dease and Benjamin Witt
*Wheelchair accessible venue

John Tonkin Reserve is a reserve located on the Swan River in East Fremantle, by the Swan Yacht Club. It has plenty of mature trees offering shade, BBQ facilities and picnic tables.

John Tonkin Reserve is located on Riverside Road, East Fremantle.

The area is accessible via flat footpaths; however, the grandstand area is across a short distance of soft sand and may not be accessible for wheelchairs or those with limited mobility, particularly in wet weather.

Track mat will be laid over the sand for easier access, please contact the Festival for more information.

Accessible toilets are available to the side of Zephyr Café.

Parking is available off Riverside Road including ACROD parking.

Several buses run along Preston Point Road or Canning Highway, 10-20 minutes’ walk from the reserve. Please refer to the Transperth website for details.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13

Transperth Website: transperth.wa.gov.au

Wadjemup / Rottnest Island

Natural Jetty
Kingstown Road, Rottnest Island WA 6161

Friday & Saturday performances Ferries depart Rottnest at 8.30pm and 10pm.
Thursday performances No late ferries run on a Thursday. This performance is for visitors already on the island, or who have their own boat.

Make a day of it and visit some of the most beautiful beaches Perth has to offer on Rottnest Island. After a morning on the beach, learn and explore at the new Wadjemup Museum before making your way to Kingstown Barracks to experience Witness Stand in the afternoon.

Kingstown Barracks is located a 20-minute walk from the Thompson Bay settlement on Rottnest Island, along Kingstown Road. The Rottnest Public bus departs at 4.55 from the Main Bus Stop to Kingstown Road/Barracks, and returns from Kingstown Barracks at 7.20pm.

The grandstand is by the ocean on the nearby point. To access the grandstand, walk to the end of Kingstown Road past chalet 153 and down onto the beach. The grandstand is located 200m across the beach through soft sand with the possibility of traversing through swallow water during high tide.

Closest accessible toilets are located in the Kingstown Barracks, across from the quad.

For further information on accessibility on the island please refer to the disability access page on the Rottnest Island website.

Website: https://rottnestisland.com/the-island/visitor-services/disability-access

 

GETTING TO AND FROM THE ISLAND

Ferry transfers to Rottnest can be booked from Perth City, North Fremantle (Rous Head), Fremantle (Victoria Quay) and Hillarys Boat Harbour. Please make sure you have pre planned your return ferry. If you plan to attend on Thursday, there is no return ferry after the performance so you will need to have accommodation or your own transport off the island. On Fridays and Saturdays, later ferries are available to book. We recommend that you plan ahead.
For more information on ferry, air and boat access to the island, please refer to the Getting Here page on the Rottnest Island website.
Website: https://rottnestisland.com/the-island/getting-here

TRANSPORT ON THE ISLAND

The best ways to get around the island are walking, riding a bike, or catching the wheelchair friendly shuttle bus. There is a shuttle bus stop at Kingstown Barracks.
For more information on bike hire and catching the shuttle bus, please refer to Getting Around page of the Rottnest Island website.
Website: https://rottnestisland.com/the-island/travel-tools-and-tips/getting-around

Walyalup / Fremantle

Bathers Beach
Mews Road, Fremantle WA 6160
With compositions Clint Bracknell, Tessa Darcey and Alice Humphries

Bathers Bay is a beautiful inner-city beach, a short walk from the Fishing Boat Harbour, Challenger Harbour, The Maritime Museum, The Shipwreck Galleries and Esplanade Park.

The grandstand is located on the south side of Bathers Beach. The area is accessible via flat footpaths; however, the grandstand area is across a short distance of soft sand and may not be accessible for wheelchairs or those with limited mobility, particularly in wet weather.

A universal accessible toilet is located in Arthur Head off Fleet Street. Please note toilet is only open 07:00 to 18:00 daily.

Parking is available at 46 Mews Road, across the street from Bathers Beach House, including an ACROD bay located next to Char Char Restaurant and Bar.

Additional Parking is available on the other side of Kailis Fishmarket Cafe along Mews Road.

Trains run regularly from Perth to Fremantle. Bathers Beach is a 15-minute walk from Fremantle Train Station. Please refer to the Transperth website for details.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13

Transperth Website: transperth.wa.gov.au

All framing texts and textures by Kylie Bracknell, Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey and Barry McGuire.

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