Subiaco

SUBIACO

ICONS : Heritage homes, Subiaco Hotel, Parks, Subi Centro

Subiaco is an inner western suburb of Perth, Western Australia, north-west of Kings Park.
Subiaco is a village within a city, with its own character, charm and ambiance. Originally a working class suburb, Subiaco’s status emerged in the 1970s. It retained its original single storey houses, particularly Federation house with its iron roof, bullnose verandah and leadlight windows. The streets are tree lined with many attractive houses. Subiaco claims to have Australia’s largest concentration of lead lights. In fact, the town holds a special leadlight festival every October. Subiaco has a strong medical flavour with three of Perth’s major teaching hospitals in close proximity. For those who enjoy AFL, Subiaco Oval – the venue where the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers play their home games – is a focal point within the suburb. Subiaco is named after the town in Italy where Benedictine Order was founded. Over the past decade, an obsolete industrial area has been developed and turned into ‘Subi Centro’ - new shops, housing and parkland designed to complement the traditional character of Subiaco.The Regal Theatre is Perth’s busiest and possibly the busiest commercial (unsubsidised) theatre in Australia. The interior has fortunately been left untouched and shows much of the art décor style. Other attractions include Rankin Gardens, Subiaco Theatre and Theatre Gardens, Clock Tower, WA Medical Museum, Subiaco Pavilion Markets and the café and restaurant strip along Rokeby Road.Subiaco may be Perth’s most popular café, restaurant and shopping strip. This inner-city suburb is practically within walking distance to the Perth CBD, the Swan River and the Beach. Trendy restaurants, bars, nightlife and great public transport make Subiaco one of Perth’s most desirable suburbs.