Subiaco has a rich history with humble origins. Settled in 1851 by Benedictine monks from Subiaco, Italy, the area was soon home to a modest working class population, characterised by an unusually high level of community feeling and a distinct town centre resembling a European village.

Today, these origins are still evident, with a distinct mix of old and new architectural styles that provide a pedestrian village experience, and a unique atmosphere that is a blend of friendly, cosmopolitan and stylish.

Stroll down the narrow, leafy streets of Subiaco to observe the beautifully restored homes. Explore the grounds of the University of Western Australia and the natural beauty of the Swan River at Matilda Bay. Visit the quaint Subiaco Museum and see memorabilia dating from the 19th century Benedictine monks and experience a powerful meeting with local Aboriginal culture.

The Subiaco Town Centre has one of Western Australia”s finest fashion, shopping and restaurant scenes. The main street and café strip of Rokeby Road creates a vibrant atmosphere for window-shopping or relaxing with friends over a coffee. During the evening people visit the many restaurants, pubs and clubs, cinema, and theatre events at the Regal Theatre and the Subiaco Arts Centre.

The Subiaco Station Markets offer a variety of arts, crafts, food and entertainment. Open weekends and public holidays the markets are located near the train station.

Experience the thrill of Australian Rules football at Subiaco Oval as well as National Soccer League games, international rugby games and live music.

Visitors can stay in central Perth or West Perth and make the short trip to Subiaco by train, car, bus or on foot otherwise there are several hotels and guest houses in Subiaco.

Located just five kilometres from the Perth central business district on the Perth to Fremantle line, Subiaco train station is at the heart of Subiaco’s bustling town centre, making it a perfect stop off point for a look around. Whatever the nature of your visit, you will find Subiaco accessible to all visitors.

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