The Old Mill in South Perth is one of Perth’s best known landmarks. Built in 1835 and operating until 1859, the mill produced 680kg of flour per day at its peak. Since ceasing production, the mill has been used as a hotel, a residence, a wine saloon and a poultry farm.

In 1992, the Old Mill was granted to the City of South Perth to commemorate the centenary of the founding of Local Government in South Perth (1892). The stone buildings and site were repaired and upgraded and were then vested in the National Trust.

Take a sneak peak of the old Mill on our virtual tour.

Guided tours

Guided tours of the Old Mill are available to groups of up to 70 people during opening hours. Bookings are recommended. Cost is $2 per person.

RAC Intellibus shuttle service

The RAC Intellibus® provides a unique glimpse into the future of driverless vehicle technology.

Pre-registered passengers can now board the Intellibus® at the hub at the eastern end of South Perth Esplanade and travel along South Perth foreshore to the Old Mill. You can also book for the return journey from the Old Mill back to the Hub.

Bookings for the Intellibus® are essential as space is limited. Visit the RAC website for more information and to book your seat.

Volunteer at the Old Mill

Weekend opening is operated by a dedicated group of volunteers. If you are able to assist once a month for three hours, please contact the City via

Hire the Old Mill

The Old Mill and its grounds are available for hire for functions or wedding photo shoots.

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Upcoming events at the Old Mill

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RAC Imagine Day

Old Mill 16 April 2021

Join us at the Old Mill for an Intellibus Ride, guided tour of the historic Old Mill, virtual reality helicopter rescue, robot games and much more!

Education Free Kids/Family Young people

Contact the Old Mill

  • Phone 9367 5788
  • Opening Hours School Holidays
    Tuesday - Friday 10am – 4pm
    Saturday and Sunday 1pm-4pm

    School Terms
    Thursday and Friday 10am – 4pm
    Saturday and Sunday 1pm-4pm
    Tuesday and Wednesday - Closed to the public for RAC Education program
  • Address Melville Place, South Perth