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  • Wednesday 19 December | Christmas carols in Subiaco

    The City of Subiaco’s free sunset@subi summer concert series is back, kicking off with a special Christmas event on Sunday 23 December at Theatre Gardens.   The annual Christmas concert will feature the award-winning female vocal harmonies of A Cappella West and jazz sounds of Perth&... read more
  • Wednesday 19 December | Dance through the decades and find your soul in Subiaco

    The City of Subiaco’s free sunset@subi summer concert series kicks off in the New Year with a stellar lineup including Grammy Award winners and contestants from Australian Idol and The Voice.   Returning on 6 January, the series includes five upcoming concerts, held every Sunday from... read more
  • Friday 9 November | Historic Subiaco story a real pearler!

    A new free exhibition featuring antique pearl jewellery, wax moulds and never-before-seen original jewellery sketches from the 1900s is on display now at Subiaco Museum.   The boutique exhibition examines how the history of Subiaco can be told through material objects and those who wore th... read more
  • Friday 19 October | Big ideas from small business ― City of Subiaco launches new grant program

    Business owners with plans to shake things up in Subiaco will be rewarded with $30 000 in funding as the City of Subiaco launches its first small business grants program.   The new initiative aims to support existing businesses that wish to expand and new operators that will contribute to ... read more
  • Saturday 13 October | Subiaco solution for hospital parking

    Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor wants the Health Department to partner with the City of Subiaco to provide parking solutions for King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and QEII Medical Centre staff, patients and visitors.   Under the city’s proposal, the City of Subiaco would provide underu... read more
  • Tuesday 25 September | Vintage film projector brings back memories

    An old film projector, used to screen movies to thousands of Western Australians during the 1930s, has been donated to Subiaco Museum thanks to the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (Inc.) (AMMPT). The 1930s’ 35mm projector, originally made by American company RCA, was p... read more
  • Friday 14 September | A new investment in Subiaco’s small businesses

    An impressive lineup of entrepreneurs, business experts and marketing gurus will aim to help Subiaco’s small business owners boost the local economy, when the city presents the Subiaco Business Conference next month.   Of almost 4500 businesses registered in the City of Subiaco, 97% ... read more
  • Monday 3 September | Two take home top prize in Tim Winton Award

    Tim Winton, acclaimed Western Australian author, awarded top prize to two talented young writers at the twenty-sixth Tim Winton Award for Young Writers ceremony this year.   The annual creative writing award attracts short story entries from school students across the state. This year, 125... read more
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  • Wednesday 4 July | Investment property to bolster Subiaco’s financial future

    The City of Subiaco has made its first property purchase outside the local government’s boundary as part of a new investment strategy intended to generate greater returns for its community.       Council approved the purchase of the $14.5 million industrial property in... read more
  • Friday 29 June | Lords Recreation Centre a major sponsor of the Chevron City to Surf for Activ

    The City of Subiaco’s recreation hub Lords Recreation Centre is proud to be a major sponsor of the Chevron City to Surf for Activ 2018 event, to be held on Sunday 26 August.   The Chevron City to Surf for Activ is well known for making fitness fun and inspiring, while encouraging peo... read more
  • Wednesday 27 June | Parking overhaul proposed for Subiaco Town Centre

    A new parking plan for the Subiaco Town Centre, which would see unrestricted evening and weekend parking, more all-day parking and a range of options for retail and commercial customers, is currently open for community feedback.   The City of Subiaco’s draft Town Centre Precinct Park... read more
  • Monday 25 June | Wake up and smell the coffee

    Shoppers and retailers are facing changes this July with the introduction of WA’s ban on lightweight plastic bags. As part of this new regulation See Subiaco is introducing two fun and rewarding initiatives to promote and encourage sustainable practice among the community. The Keep Cup c... read more
  • Friday 15 June | Council adopts moderate rate increase in practical approach to budget

    City of Subiaco Council has endorsed a 2.5% rate increase, representing an average of $44 per household, after a conservative budget was adopted on Tuesday.   The moderate rate increase will contribute to the city’s $40 million worth of operational expenses, as well as essential infr... read more
  • Monday 11 June | Tim Winton Award encourages storytelling, imagination

    Aspiring young writers have two weeks to put the finishing touches on their best short story and enter the City of Subiaco’s 2018 Tim Winton Award for Young Writers.    West Australian school-aged students are invited to submit an original story, up to 2000 words in length, be... read more
  • Tuesday 8 May | Subi blooms for Mother’s Day

    See Subiaco has proudly partnered with Perth’s top floral artists and thirty-seven local businesses to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend in a way that will please every flower lover, great and small.   Mother’s, daughters and friends are invited to stroll through the colourf... read more
  • Thursday 3 May | City of Subiaco: Waterwise Council of the Year

    The City of Subiaco has been recognised as the state leader in water sustainability, taking out top honours at the annual Waterwise Business Recognition event.    The city was awarded Platinum Waterwise Council of the Year by the Minister for Water, Dave Kelly MLA, for demonstrating l... read more
  • Friday 13 April | Changes proposed to local planning in City of Subiaco

    Subiaco residents and ratepayers have the opportunity to set development standards for the future as the City of Subiaco calls for submissions on two important local planning documents.   The draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 are open for public comment un... read more
  • Wednesday 11 April | Subiaco Mayor looking forward to first Shaun Tan Award

    The Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists, one of Western Australia’s most prestigious youth art awards, is back for 2018. Now in its sixteenth year, the City of Subiaco-run award is revered not only within the local community but also across the state. Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor is an enthu... read more
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  • Wednesday 14 February | Bike to work for a free brekky

    The City of Subiaco’s annual Bike to Work breakfast will be held on Friday 23 March, from 6.30am to 9.30am, at Subiaco Square, surrounding the train station.   The event is part of Bike Week, Western Australia’s week-long celebration of bike riding, presented by the Department ... read more
  • Monday 5 February | WAAPA Gospel Choir feature in Forrest Square finale for sunset@subi concerts

    The final sunset@subi concert for the 2017–18 season will be held on Sunday 11 February at Forrest Square and will present the soulful and uplifting voices of the WAAPA Gospel Choir.   The choir was formed in 2015 and is an audition-only ensemble featuring students from the contempor... read more
  • Monday 29 January | Billy and Elton: An evening with the piano men

    On Sunday 4 February, two of Australia’s finest piano men come together at Market Square in Subiaco to perform the hits of two of the most iconic piano-playing singer-songwriters of our time – Billy Joel and Elton John.   Michael de Grussa and Noah Shilkin cut their teeth on th... read more
  • Tuesday 9 January | Soak up summer with the Sunshine Brothers

    Enjoy an entertaining evening out with the Sunshine Brothers, playing Nicholson Road Reserve as part of the sunset@subi concert series on Sunday 14 January, from 5pm to 7pm. According to the Brothers, dub/reggae is the last form of rebel music standing and they play it with pride and authentic... read more