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Perth Mint

See the biggest gold coin in the world, watch the pouring of pure gold and tour the interesting exhibits at this historic coin-producing facility in the city center.

The Perth Mint is Australia’s sole refiner of gold and is also a producer of coins. The highly accredited historic facility is also used by neighboring countries. Wander through the mint’s galleries to admire the collection of precious coins, gold nuggets and bullion and see the world’s biggest gold coin.

This sovereign-producing branch of the British Royal Mint was established in 1899 at the height of the gold rush in Western Australia’s remote desert. The Perth Mint managed to pour almost 100 percent pure gold, which was its claim to fame. The mint is still active today, but its historic building is now mainly used for displays.

Join a tour and see the first gold coin that was struck here. Explore the old melting house and check out the high-security vault. Hop onto the special scales to see what your weight is worth in gold. Visit an old prospector’s camp to hear stories about their harsh living conditions and lucky finds, and watch red hot gold being poured.

Continue to the Gold Bar exhibit to admire bullion from around the world and admire unrefined gold nuggets at the Natural Nugget Collection. You’ll see a huge 40-million-year-old gold nugget, found in 1995 in Kalgoorlie. It’s one of the luckiest finds in the world!

Don’t leave without seeing the world’s most valuable coin: At 31 inches (80 centimeters) in diameter it is too heavy to carry. Because it is made from 99.99 percent solid gold, it’s worth over 50 million Australian dollars!

The gift shop sells collector’s coins and jewelry and you can have a message engraved on your very own medallion.

The Perth Mint stands at the corner of Hill and Hay streets. It’s open daily, except major public holidays. Come before mid-afternoon to be able to join a tour. The facility is serviced by the free Red Cat bus service that runs through the inner city.

Want to make your time spent at Perth Mint even more special? Don't forget to try some of these activities:

If you're seeking more activities, peruse our Perth things to do page.


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Duxton Hotel Perth ¥10,652
Duxton Hotel Perth

Duxton Hotel Perth

1 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Perth Concert Hall, Perth Mint, and Royal Perth Hospital. Elizabeth Quay and Hay Street Mall are also within 15 minutes. Perth McIver Station is 10 minutes by foot and Perth Esplanade Station is 14 minutes.

    Hyatt Regency Perth ¥10,652
    Hyatt Regency Perth

    Hyatt Regency Perth

    99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Gardens, Langley Park, and World Australia Cricket Association Museum. Perth Mint and WACA are also within 15 minutes. Perth Claisebrook Station is 18 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 19 minutes.

      Ibis Styles East Perth ¥7,372
      Ibis Styles East Perth

      Ibis Styles East Perth

      69 ADELAIDE TERRACE, PERTH, East Perth, WA
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Queens Gardens, WACA, and Perth Mint. Royal Perth Hospital and Hay Street Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth Claisebrook Station is 19 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 21 minutes.

        Novotel Perth Langley ¥8,203
        Novotel Perth Langley

        Novotel Perth Langley

        221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Mint and Langley Park. WACA and Murray Street Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth McIver Station is 13 minutes by foot and Perth Claisebrook Station is 13 minutes.

          Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay ¥7,811
          Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay

          Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay

          193 Hay Street, East Perth, WA
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in East Perth, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Perth Mint and WACA. Royal Perth Hospital and Elizabeth Quay are also within 2 mi (3 km). Perth Claisebrook Station is 15 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 17 minutes.

            Pan Pacific Perth ¥10,009
            Pan Pacific Perth

            Pan Pacific Perth

            207 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Mint and Langley Park. Swan River Foreshore Trail and Hay Street Mall are also within 15 minutes. Perth McIver Station is 13 minutes by foot and Perth Claisebrook Station is 14 minutes.

              Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth Perth - formerly Goodearth ¥6,527
              Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth Perth - formerly Goodearth

              Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth Perth - formerly Goodearth

              195 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of East Perth, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Perth Mint and WACA. SCITECH Discovery Centre and Kings Park War Memorial are also within 3 mi (5 km). Perth McIver Station is 15 minutes by foot and Perth Claisebrook Station is 15 minutes.

                Pensione Hotel Perth ¥8,065
                Pensione Hotel Perth

                Pensione Hotel Perth

                70 Pier Street, Perth, WA
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Town Hall, Hay Street Mall, and St. Mary's Cathedral. Royal Perth Hospital and Perth Concert Hall are also within 10 minutes. Perth Station is 7 minutes by foot and Perth Underground Station is 8 minutes.