Visiting Perth?

Synagogues closest to CBD

Temple David, (Reform) Clifton Crescent, Mt Lawley 6050

Perth Hebrew Congregation, Cnr Freedman Road and Plantation Streets Menora 6050

No hotels in walking distance.

Kosher Food Shops – (no restaurants)

Kosher Food Centre at Perth Hebrew Congregation (Car Park) address as above

Bagels and Beyond, Dianella Plaza Shopping Centre, Dianella 6059

Jewish Interest in Perth

Jewish Centre, 61 Woodrow Avenue, Yokine 6060 –

Offices for UIA, WIZO, NCJW, SZC, Holocaust Centre, MDA, Jewish Welfare, JNF, Maccabean Newspaper

Maccabi Bridge Club Monday afternoons and Wednesday night

Maccabi Grounds and sporting clubs, 61 Woodrow Avenue Yokine 6050

There are two kosher bakeries in Perth, and several places to pick up packaged kosher foods.

The Kosher Food Centre is adjacent to the Perth Hebrew Congregation comprising a butcher with local and imported meats, a bakery and a grocer.

Besh Fresh is a cafe with a dine-in facility for light meals. In addition to freshly prepared salads and baked goods, pizza, felafel and burekas are available.

One of the lessor known travel tips for kosher consumers is to pick up kosher meals on wheels from the Maurice Zeffert aged home. These are ready prepared single portion frozen meals that are wholesome, economical, and there is a wide variety of options available. For more information email or visit the Maurice Zeffert Home website

There are two major kosher catering specialists. Whilst generally focused on preparing functions, both companies deliver to hotels and also have shabbat orders available for pick up. This only works when booked in advance, and bear in mind that the crockery and freight added to meals that are delivered to hotels makes this an expensive option. However arranging to collect from the caterer is an effective and easy way to move around. The Kosher Caterers are:

Aviv Catering – Phone 9276 6030

Yofi’s Catering – Phone 9375 3822

For general food supplies, most supermarkets have a sufficient range of kosher products including canned foods, pasta and rice, crackers, tinned fish, smoked salmon, and occasionally dips and other locally produced and imported kosher items can be found. If you are in Australia for an extended period it is worth buying a Kosher Food Directory (available through the Perth Hebrew Congregation office) as you do need to know what to look for  Some more information is available from KAWA. General Kashrut information is accessible from Kosher Australia, and the NSW Kashrut Authority also has an online products directory that can assist to identify many kosher products on the shelves of Perth supermarkets. In writing this we should also mention that one of the frustrations of being in Perth is that the large supermarkets are not open on Sunday (excepting Perth City and Fremantle) due to outdated and antiquated trading laws. It pays to be organised for the weekend.
There are a number of Baskin and Robbins stores that stock kosher ice creams and cones. In particular the Subiaco branch has well marked lists of kosher items.

It is difficult to find hotel or motel accommodation within the Eruv area or close to the Jewish community centres. Hotels in the Central City are more than an hour’s walk from the Jewish area and therefore difficult for Shomrei Shabbat travellers.
One popular option is the Knutsfords Apartments, which are about a 20 minute walk to the Perth Hebrew Congregation or a 40 minute walk to Dianella Shule.
The Dianella Hotel is a little closer. One visitor described this as pub accommodation, and not suitable for a Shomrei Shabbat visitor, however this is second hand information.  The address is 164 Alexander Drive ph 9276 7077.

Sites of Interest
There is a Jewish war memorial at Kings Park which is quite unique.  Occasional heritage tours regarding Jewish life in former districts such as Fremantle or Northbridge are hosted by community groups.  There are no significant tourist attractions of a specifically Jewish nature.
In general, Perth tourism is centered around our coastline, from Mandurah and Rockham in the South, to Scarbourough and Hillary’s Boat Harbour in the north. A trip to Fremantle is a must, as is a visit to the central city, inclusive of Kings Park. Sport at Subiaco Oval or the WACA, arts in the City or at Burswood, and landmark drives to Midland and the Swan valley provide a range of tourist locations. Regionally, the wildflower season often attracts visitors, and camping/fishing holidays are popular with the locals.

For community events, pick up a copy of the Maccabean newspaper, obtainable at any of the kosher outlets. Most events are advertised, and there is not a week that goes by where there isn’t some form of communal activity, presentation, or festive occasion.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Perth. To connect to the Jewish community, visit a Shule and you will be assured of a warm welcome.