Busselton Cultural Precinct

Discover Busselton's Cultural Precinct where creativity lives!

Enjoy a visit to Busselton’s visual and performing arts creative hub housed in beautifully restored heritage-listed buildings dating back to 1860. Immerse yourself in history as you wander through the Old Courthouse buildings and uncover local history filled with the hardship of first settlement and its impact on the native peoples. The introduction of law and order to the settlement and the logistics of importing goods, the collection of taxes and excise, shipwrecks and rescue.ArtGeo

The heritage-listed Courthouse complex is one of the oldest buildings in Busselton and played an important role in its settlement history. Explore the cold, dark cells and imagine being locked up behind one of the heavy wooden doors. Heritage Tours are available on request – Please contact the Busselton Cultural Precinct to make a booking.

Browse the Gift Shop in the old Courtroom where you'll discover a stunning range of high quality locally crafted art, jewellery, pottery, glasswork, cards, photography and woodwork. Enjoy a coffee and bite to eat from the Lockup Coffee House before visiting the artist in residence studios.

Sit and reflect in Merenj Boodja Bush Food Garden cared for by the Undalup Association. There is information about the plants in the garden and how they were used by the Aboriginal people who have lived in the region for over 40,000 years.

The Settlement Art Project is ‘the spot’ for selfies, featuring six life-size bronze sculptures by well-known Western Australian artist Greg James. The statues reflect the Traditional Custodians, early European settlers and visitors, and acknowledges the timber industry.

You can find Busselton Art Society and Acting Up! Drama School housed in the old Police Cottages on Queen Street.

Watch a performance at the heritage-listed Weld Theatre, run by the vibrant Busselton Repertory Club since 1949. They perform several plays a year, including the ever-popular annual pantomime.

The Cultural Precinct has several unique venues (Gallery, New Courtroom, Fodder Room, Bond Store, Courtyard and Merenj Boodja Garden) available for hire for functions, workshops, exhibitions, performances corporate or private functions. For more information visit the Busselton Cultural Precinct website.  

The Old Courthouse OPENING hours, FREE entry.

  • 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday
  • 10am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday

Busselton Cultural Precinct

Coming Soon

Saltwater Busselton

Opening 2024, Saltwater Busselton is a state-of-the-art performing arts and convention centre located in Busselton’s commercial, cultural and foreshore precinct, and only 9 kilometres from the Busselton Margaret River Airport. Designed with multi-functionality in mind Saltwater Busselton will attract world class entertainment and business events to Busselton, which is already the renowned Event Capital of WA.

Saltwater Busselton

Related Information

Busselton Cultural Precinct Strategy 2024 - 2026

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