Barrack Square

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Barrack Square viewed from Kings Park

Barrack Square is an open public square on the foreshore of Perth Water on the Swan River, located at the southern end of Barrack Street near the central business district of Perth, Western Australia.

It has also been known as Union Jack Square[1] Flagstaff Square and Harper Square.[2][3][4]


The Swan Bells are located at Barrack Square, as well as cafés, restaurants and jetties.

There are 6 jetties,[5] (so the area is sometimes referred to as the Barrack Street Jetties) including the Barrack Street Jetty used by Transperth. Commercial companies also use the jetties for trips to Rottnest Island and river cruises.


As part of the 2012 Perth waterfront development, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority are planning and surveying changes to the Barrack Square area.[6]


  1. ^ "TOWN HALL SITE.". Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 2 March 1933. p. 3 Supplement: Pictorial section. Retrieved 22 March 2012. ,
  2. ^ Barrack Square, 1900, retrieved 21 March 2012 [dead link]
  3. ^ Rome, E. G; HRRC (1906), Perth looking south from the Town Hall tower, 1907, retrieved 21 March 2012 
  4. ^ HRRC, Tram No 19 stopped near a truck that has lost its load of crates with glass bottles [picture], retrieved 22 March 2012 
  5. ^ Greater Perth Street Directory (2011 ed.). Ausway Digital Pty Ltd. p. S8. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 

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Coordinates: 31°57′32.90″S 115°51′29.33″E / 31.9591389°S 115.8581472°E / -31.9591389; 115.8581472