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Venues and locations

From beaches and parks to a custom built concert site, Joondalup Festival takes place at a range of unique venues and locations throughout the City of Joondalup. Select from the locations below to find out more.

Burns Beach Foreshore Park

Ocean Parade, Burns Beach  

What’s on at this venue? 

Living Sculptures: How the Birds Got Their Colours

Getting there 

DRIVING

  • From Mitchell Freeway, exit via Burns Beach Rd and head West. Follow along Burns Beach Rd until you get to Ocean Parade.
  • Ample free parking is available on site.  

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Take bus route 470 from Joondalup train station (stand 5). Stay on until the last stop, which drops you right at Burns Beach Foreshore Park.
  • For more public transport routes, check out the Transperth Journey Planner.

Accessibility 

The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please be aware that the area is grassed with some undulating surfaces.

Two Acrod bays are available.

Toilets 

Public toilets with accessible features are available.

Food and drink

Temporary food vendors will be available at this venue for the event, including Wally’s Tacos and Caffe Coffelicious.

Central Park

187 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup  

What’s on at this venue?  

Living Sculptures: How the Birds Got Their Colours (morning)

Living Sculptures: How the Birds Got Their Colours (evening)

Getting there 

DRIVING

  • Central Park is located within the Joondalup CBD.
  • If you’re coming from the Mitchell Freeway, take the Hodges Drive exit and drive east. Continue straight onto Grand Bvd. Central Park will be on your right.
  • Limited free parking is available off Grand Boulevard, just after Teakle Court. This carpark is called Central Park West parking station P8.
  • Additional parking is available on Boas Ave and at Joondalup Public Library.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Central Park is just a short walk from Joondalup train station (7 mins approx). From the station, walk through Lakeside Joondalup and out through the exit near Aldi, crossing Grand Boulevard to reach the park. Alternatively, turn right to walk to Collier Pass and across Grand Boulevard to reach the park.
  • For more public transport routes, check out the Transperth Journey Planner.

Accessibility 

The venue is wheelchair accessible. There is Acrod parking available and accessible toilet facilities.

Toilets 

There are public and accessible toilets available on the southern side of the park.  

Food and drink

Food and drink vendors will be available for the evening event, including OPA OPA (Greek food) and Black Bean Coffee Bar (ice-cream and hot drinks).  

ECU Forecourt

270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup 

What’s on at this venue? 

ARETHA 

Getting there 

DRIVING

  • From the Mitchell Freeway, take the Hodges Drive exit and drive east past Joondalup Drive. Hodges Drive will become Grand Boulevard. Turn right onto Kendrew Crescent.
  • Parking is available to the left or right side of the roundabout once inside the campus.
  • Look for the building with the dramatic spikes and follow the event signage. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • ECU is an 11-minute walk (800m) from Joondalup Train Station. Head out of the station to Collier Pass and then turn right onto Grand Boulevard.  
  • For more public transport routes, check out the Transperth Journey Planner.

Food and drink

A range of food trucks will be available during the event. Check back soon for the full list of vendors.

Edith Cowan House

270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup 

What’s on at this venue? 

What’s Your Sign?

Getting there 

Edith Cowan House is located in campus at ECU Joondalup, right next to the Telethon Community Cinemas.

DRIVING

  • From Mitchell Freeway, take the Hodges Drive exit and drive east. Turn right onto Joondalup Drive and enter the ECU campus.
  • If parking on campus, please ensure you are parked in a visitor bay.

Public Transport 

  • ECU is an 11-minute walk (800m) from Joondalup Train Station. Head out of the station to Collier Pass and then turn right onto Grand Boulevard.  
  • For more public transport routes, check out the Transperth Journey Planner.

Accessibility 

ECU Joondalup and Edith Cowan House are both wheelchair accessible.

Food and drink

Complimentary tea and coffee will be available. Drinking water available from the kitchenette.

Hillarys Boat Harbour

86 Southside Dr, Hillarys

What’s on at this venue?

Electric Kingdom

Beacon

Neon Nights

Coastal Discovery Walks

Turtle Talks

Getting there

DRIVING

  • From Mitchell Freeway or Marmion Ave, head west along Hepburn Ave all the way to the ocean.
  • Alternatively, take the scenic route along West Coast Dr.
  • Ample free parking is available on both sides of the Harbour.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • From either Warwick or Stirling train stations, catch the 423 bus, which will take you to the Harbour’s doorstep.
  • For information on other bus routes and times, visit the Transperth website and use Hillarys Boat Harbour (landmark) as your destination.

Accessibility

Hillarys Boat Harbour features smooth, level pathways throughout the complex. The Harbour also features a universal access floating pontoon, fishing platform, beach access pathway, accessible barbeque facilities, drinking fountains and hotel rooms tailored for people with limited mobility.

A free beach wheelchair is available to hire from the City of Joondalup. Book via the City’s Facilities Booking Office: 9:30am to 5pm Mon–Fri and limited times on the weekend.

Toilets

There are numerous toilet facilities available at Hillarys Boat Harbour. All toilets are accessible.

Food and drink

Hillarys Boat Harbour offers a wide range of food and drink options open every day of the week.

For more information, check out the Hillarys Boat Harbour website.

Hillarys Yacht Club

65 Northside Drive, Hillarys Boat Harbour, Hillarys

What’s on at this venue? 

Pastels, Prosecco & Piano

Sip It & Sea: Coral, Clay & Chardonnay  

Sip It & Sea: Dive Into Watercolours

Getting there

DRIVING

  • From Mitchell Freeway or Marmion Ave, head west along Hepburn Ave all the way to the ocean.
  • Alternatively, take the scenic route along West Coast Dr.
  • Hillarys Yacht Club is located on the northern side of the Hillarys Boat Harbour precinct. The closest parking is available via Northside Dr but ample free parking is available on both sides of the Harbour.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • From either Warwick or Stirling train stations, catch the 423 bus, which will take you to the Harbour’s doorstep. Walk through the Harbour precinct to the northern car park and boat ramps. Hillarys Yacht Club will be on your left.
  • For more public transport routes, check out the Transperth Journey Planner.

Accessibility 

This venue is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilet facilities.

Toilets 

Toilets are available inside the venue.

Food and drink

Light refreshments are included with the workshops held in this venue.

For something more substantial before or afterwards, Hillarys Boat Harbour offers a wide range of food and drink options every day of the week. For more information, check out the Hillarys Boat Harbour website. 

Extra Info

Hillarys Yacht Club is a licensed venue. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Joondalup Public Library

102 Boas Avenue, Joondalup  

What’s on at this venue? 

Urban Rhythms (inside)

ARTBEAT (outside)

Getting there 

DRIVING

  • Take the Hodges Dr exit from the Mitchell Fwy and head east. Turn right at Boas Ave. In 100m, Joondalup Public Library will be on the right.
  • Ample parking is available outside the library.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Joondalup Public Library is a 13-minute walk from Joondalup Train Station, walking through Lakeside Joondalup and east up Boas Ave.
  • Alternatively, catch the Blue Cat Bus that departs every 15 minutes from Joondalup station.  

Accessibility 

Joondalup Public Library features accessible parking bays and accessible toilets. The library is wheelchair accessible via a lift in the underground carpark.  

Toilets 

Public toilets, including accessible toilets, are available inside the library. 

Food and drink

There are many nearby food options, including Dome Cafe, Kulcha, Nando’s, and many more around the CBD precinct and within Lakeside Joondalup.

Peppermint Green

7 Delage Street, Joondalup  

What’s on at this venue? 

The Youth Booth: Weaving Wellness

The Youth Booth: Creative Journalling

The Youth Booth: Self-Care Collaging

What’s Your Sign?

Getting there

DRIVING

  • If heading north along Mitchell Fwy, take the Hodges Dr exit towards Joondalup CBD. Turn left at Joondalup Dr, and then left onto Cord St. At the roundabout, turn left onto Winton Rd.
  • If heading south along Mitchell Fwy, take the Shenton Ave exit towards Joondalup CBD. Turn right on Pontiac Way and then left onto Winton Rd.
  • Free parking is available off both Delage St and Winton Rd.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Peppermint Green is a 9-minute walk (650m) from Joondalup train station. From the station, walk west on the footpath alongside Collier Pass. Cross Joondalup Dr via the underpass to Elcar Park. Head north alongside Winton Rd. Peppermint Green will be on your right, on the corner of Winton Rd and Delage St.

Accessibility 

Peppermint Green is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets.  

Toilets 

Peppermint Green has two onsite bathrooms and baby changing facilities.  

Food and drink

Light refreshments are included for all workshops held in this venue. 

Sir James McCusker Park

6 Silver Sands Drive, Illuka  

What’s on at this venue? 

Living Sculptures: How the Birds Got Their Colours 

Getting there 

DRIVING

  • If driving north along Mitchell Fwy or Marmion Ave, head west along Shenton Ave and then turn right onto Naturaliste Blvd.
  • If driving south along Mitchell Fwy or Marmion Ave, head west along Burns Beach Rd and turn left onto Delgado Pde.
  • Limited parking is available off Silver Sands Dr. Additional parking is available on Moonflight Cres and other nearby streets.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Take bus route 470 from Joondalup trains station (stand 5). Alight at Delgado Pde after Lagoda Way. The journey should take approx. 10 mins.
  • For more public transport routes, check out the Transperth Journey Planner.

Accessibility

This venue is wheelchair accessible. Please be aware that the area is grassed and relatively flat, with a few undulating areas.

Accessible parking is available.

Toilets

Accessible portable toilets will be provided during the event.

Food and drink

Temporary food vendors will be available during the event, including Hoki Bao and Betty’s Coffee.

Sorrento Beach

West Coast Dr, Sorrento

What’s on at this venue?

Living Sculptures: How the Birds Got Their Colours (morning)

Living Sculptures: How the Birds Got Their Colours (evening)

Getting there

DRIVING

  • If driving north along Mitchell Fwy, exit west onto Reid Hwy and continue straight before heading north onto West Coast Dr.
  • Alternatively, from Marmion Ave take Beach Rd and then head north onto West Coast Dr.
  • If driving south along Mitchell Fwy or Marmion Ave, head west along Hepburn Ave and then south along West Coast Dr.
  • Free parking is available at Sorrento Beach, with additional parking along West Coast Dr and within Hillarys Boat Harbour.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Take bus route 423 from Warwick train station (stand 6). Alight the bus at West Coast Dr before St Helier Dr. The journey should take around 15 mins.
  • For more public transport routes, check out the Transperth Journey Planner.

Accessibility 

Please note that the event takes place on the sand at Sorrento Beach. Restricted viewing is possible from the grassed park overlooking the beach.

A beach wheelchair and all-terrain walker are available to hire. These are free for use on a first come first service basis and do not require booking. To access either chair or walker, please contact the City on 9400 4000 or via email community.development@joondalup.wa.gov.au for further instructions.

Acrod parking is available in the Sorrento Beach car park.

Toilets 

Accessible toilets and public toilets are available at Sorrento Beach, as well as change rooms.  

Food and drink

Temporary food vendors will be available during the event, including Steep Hill Coffee and Nidev Food Factory (Indian) for the evening performance.

Sorrento Community Hall

22 Padbury Circle, Sorrento  

What’s on at this venue? 

Barre With Me 

Unstill Life  

Getting there 

DRIVING

  • Take West Coast Dr from the north or south towards Sorrento Beach. Turn onto The Plaza. You’ll find Sorrento Community Hall at the intersection of The Plaza and Padbury Circuit.
  • A small parking bay is available outside the hall, with additional parking on the surrounding streets.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Take bus route 423 from Warwick train station (stand 6). Alight the bus at Padbury Circuit before Hocking Parade. The journey should take around 13 mins.
  • For more public transport routes, check out the Transperth Journey Planner.

Accessibility 

Sorrento Community Hall is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets. 

Toilets 

Toilets are available inside the hall.

Food and Drink

Sorrento Community Hall has a small kitchen where water bottles can be filled.

Nibbles and light refreshments will be provided for Unstill Life.

White Salt and Voyage Kitchen are only a few steps away if you feel like a coffee or something more substantial.

St Stephen's School Theatre

St Stephen’s School, 100 Doveridge Drive, Duncraig 

What’s on at this venue? 

BRUCE 

Garden Party

The Lifetime of Deaf and Deafblind 

Rapunzel

Space Music 

Getting there 

DRIVING

  • From Mitchell Fwy, take the Hepburn Ave exit and head west for around 500m. At the first roundabout, turn left onto Glengarry Dr. At the next roundabout, turn left onto Doveridge Dr.
  • The entrance to the school will be on your left where you will be able to park right next to the theatre.  

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • St Stephen’s School is a 12-minute walk (850m) from Greenwood Train Station. Exit the station and head south alongside the carpark. Walk over the Mitchell Fwy overpass to Doveridge Dr. Turn right and walk for a couple of minutes to reach the entrance to St Stephen’s School.
  • For more public transport routes, check out the Transperth Journey Planner.

Accessibility 

There are 2 wheelchair accessible seats in the theatre. Please email cultural.events@joondalup.wa.gov.au if you’d like to reserve a space.

Acrod parking bays are available at the front of the theatre.

Toilets 

Bathrooms, including accessible bathroom, are available within the theatre foyer. 

Food and drink

Beverages and bar snacks will be available to purchase at the venue.

Opening times

The venue will open one hour prior to the start of each show.

Telethon Community Cinema (ECU Joondalup Pines)

270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup 

What’s on at this venue?  

Cabaret 

Getting there 

Telethon Community Cinemas is located on campus at ECU Joondalup.

DRIVING

  • From Mitchell Fwy, take the Hodges Dr exit and drive east. Turn right onto Joondalup Dr and enter the ECU campus precinct.
  • Parking is available in Car Parks 14 and 8, both approx. 150m walk to the venue. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • ECU is an 11-minute walk (800m) from Joondalup Train Station. Head out of the station to Collier Pass and then turn right onto Grand Bvd.  
  • For more public transport routes, check out the Transperth Journey Planner.

Accessibility 

This venue is wheelchair accessible and features accessible toilets.

Please note that closed captions and audio description are unfortunately not available at this screening.  

Toilets

Toilet blocks are located a few steps from the cinema site. Look for the signage or ask event staff to point you in the right direction.

Food and drink

Telethon Community Cinema is a licensed venue, so no alcoholic drinks are able to be brought in. A selection of rinks may be purchased at the on-site bar.

Bringing in food and non-alcoholic drinks is permitted.

A range of Domino’s pizzas, pies and selected bottles of wine are available to pre-order only. Please check the venue website for the full menu and ordering.

Tom Simpson Park

19 Oceanside Promenade, Mullaloo 

What’s on at this venue? 

Pram People

Living Sculptures: How the Birds Got Their Colours (morning)

Living Sculptures: How the Birds Got Their Colours (evening)

Getting there 

DRIVING

  • From Mitchell Freeway or Marmion Ave, head west onto Whitfords Ave all the way to the coast. Turn right onto Northshore Drive and then onto Oceanside Promenade.
  • Free parking is available on either side of the park, with additional street parking nearby.
  • 4 Acrod bays are available in the Northern Carpark.  

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Take bus route 460 from Whitfords train station (stand 6). Alight the bus at Oceanside Dr after Mullaloo Dr. The journey should take around 12 mins.
  • For more public transport routes, check out the Transperth Journey Planner.

Accessibility

Tom Simpson Park features a relatively flat and level grassed area, with footpaths around the perimeter.

Accessible toilets and Acrod parking bays are available.

Toilets

There are two public toilet blocks at the park, both with accessibility features.

Food and drink

There are many local businesses serving up tasty food near Mullaloo Beach, including Swell Mullaloo Beach, Mullaloo Beach Hotel, Dome Cafe and Dat’s Amore.

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