Open House Perth
NOVEMBER 10 & 11


84 - Gloucester Park

Image courtesy of Dion Robeson


OPENING TIMES: Saturday 11th November 10am-4pm


Sunday 12th November 10am-4pm


ADDRESS: 3 Nelson Cres, East Perth

Gloucester Park is the home of harness racing in Western Australia and is located on the banks of the Swan River in East Perth. The course was built in 1929 and completed at a cost of 200,000 pounds; an exceptional feat considering the completion was achieved during the Great Depression.

The course was officially opened by Perth's Lord Mayor J T Franklin on 15th March 1930. The feature events at that night's meeting were named after James Brennan and J P Stratton, who are fondly regarded as the Fathers of harness racing in Western Australia.

The WA Trotting Association has now been using Gloucester Park for more than 80 years so there is a rich history that can be discovered and enjoyed with a visit over the Open House Perth weekend.

Guided (no booking required)