The Perth Mint is a bullion mint owned by the Western Australia Government that is situated in Perth, Australia. The mint was built and opened in 1899, it was built due to the rise in the population in the area and the need for a factory where locals could refine their gold collected from the local mines. The factories turned the gold into coins for currency. The mint is still creating legal tender for Australia today, it is also used to create collector coins and items for investors.
The closest train station to the mint is ‘McIver’ station which is accessible by three train lines. Many buses run close to the mint, the 25, 27, 103, 111, 158, 220 and 960 all stop close by. Parking in the area is limited, there is a car park a short walk away at the WACA cricket ground which is a 5-minute walk away.
Opening Times and Admission
The mint is open to visitors although some areas are restricted, the mint offers tours for visitors where you can watch the gold making process. Tours run between 9am-5pm daily, tours are priced at 19$ for adults with concession prices available.