AFL - Catch up before the match up


Looking for something to do before or after AFL games? Check out our precinct map, which shows some of the foodie and shopping hubs, as well as train stations to and from Optus Stadium.



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East Victoria Park

What's on in East Vic Park?

There’s heaps to do in East Victoria Park before the game!  Why not catch some afternoon tea with your family at Chatto Vic Park?Or grab pre-dinner drinks and snacks at one of our iconic local pubs, including the Balmoral Hotel and Vic Park Hotel.

What about dinner at one of the many specialties, including Fish BossLittle Ying ThaiSedap Place and RoyAl's (Burgers)? Or if you are a sweet tooth, why not try Get ChunkySan Churro Chocolateria, or Gusto Gelato?

If you are looking for a bit of post or pre-game entertainment, check out one of the many retail stores including Crow Books or even Palace Arcade, an old school arcade bar. 

Getting to the stadium

Getting to and from the stadium is easy. Catch special event buses 656 or 657 along Albany Highway. On a weekday, there will be no event bus before the match.

Swan Taxis will also have their stadium taxi rank running in full spin.   You can book a taxi here, or call 13 13 30



Victoria Park

What's on in Vic Park?

Victoria Park is a foodie heaven. Why not indulge in pre-dinner drinks and snacks at the Boston Brewery? Or, catch some dinner from restaurants across the globe including Japanese at Kuza, Burgers at Vons Chicken,  Pizza at Avanti Cafe or Indian at Himalayan Nepalese.  

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Chatto Handcrafted Tea Bar


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Clockwise: Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich; Warm/Hot Milk tea and Healthy Tea Series available in paper cup for patrons during winter; Katsu Curry Chicken Bento Box;  Matcha Pearl Latte, Brown Sugar Pearl Latte, Charcoal Pearl Organic Oolong Milk tea (Left-Right) 

Chatto is a Japanese inspired bubble tea shop with a low sugar concept. Their default sugar level for drinks is 30 percent to encourage customers to be aware of their sugar intake. They use premium quality tea, which includes Oolong tea from Taiwan.  This is very aromatic and flavourful, and makes their beverages taste wonderful even though the sugar level is low. Not to mention, their tea is freshly brewed every day. Last but not least, Chatto is envisioned to be a place of gathering for people to socialize and CHAT-TO their friends or families while sipping on some tea.  So why not catch up at Chatto on the afternoon of the game with your family?

Getting to the stadium

Getting to and from the stadium is easy. Either catch one of the special event buses 656 or 657 along Albany Highway, or catch the train from Victoria Park Station, which is approximately a 10 minute walk from the town centre. On a weekday, there will be no event bus before the match.

Swan Taxis will also have their stadium taxi rank running in full spin.   You can book a taxi here, or call 13 13 30


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What's on in Lathlain?

Lathlain has two small streets packed with delicious food options and things to check out.  


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Want to go out to watch the game? Why not grab dinner and drinks, taking in the game on the big screens at Empire Bar. 

Staying at home? Absolute Spit Hire has you covered with platters to keep you fuelled up. 

Overindulged? Get healthy again with West Coast Health.  There's plenty of options available! 


Empire Bar

Empire Bar - 220 Great Eastern Hwy Lathlain

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For the Collingwood vs Geelong Game, The Empire Bar will be doing an $18 parmi deal and $6 game day pints of Carlton Draught.

On derby day, the bar will have an AFL player guest appearance before the game.  Who will it be? You will have to visit to find out! You can also grab any of their Sunday session deals all day, including $10 espresso martinis, $6 Saint Clair and $20 steak sandwiches.

You can watch all the games live and loud on their massive screens, with decorations around.  The pub also has free parking for anyone wishing to drive to the game, as they are walking distance from Optus Stadium.

Absolute Spit Hire

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Having a football day at home? Make the half time feed quick and easy with catering from Absolute Spit Roast.  Here are some of the great packages that they offer below:  

 Spit roast meats plus fresh bread rolls

  • Beef, lamb and pork
  • Cooked, carved and gravied
  • Just heat and eat
  • 17-20 serves per tray plus 20 fresh bread rolls
  • $95 package

 Wagyu burger (200 grams) with a fresh roll

  • Five patties in a pack
  • $20
  • Pre-order coleslaw
  • $25
  • Pre-order only for fresh rolls on the day

West Coast Health

Home - West Coast Health and High Performance

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West Coast Health are located at the home of the West Coast Eagles and welcome back the players, staff and our physio Lara Mitchinson.

With the derby due on Sunday we are excited to be involved!

Our physios are ready to help the community with the following offers throughout the month of July.

  • FREE BODYHIIT class (Tuesday 6.15am) FREE PHYSIOFIT class (Monday 5.15pm) - both 45 min safe fitness circuits – great start to your week and your first class FREE!
  • 30% off an initial physiotherapy consult - we can help fix any of your aches/pains or injuries
  • 30% off bike fitting with our physio/triathlete Phoebe Freeman
  • 30% off concussion baseline testing (important for pre-season baseline testing for contact sports)
  • $50 massage with physio Harry Sinclair on Mondays.
  • 30% off VO2 max performance testing with WCE Phd student.

Call 6255 1990 or book online and quote WCHJULY when booking.

Commonplace Artisan Bakery


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Commonplace Artisan Bakery are all ready for the restart of AFL!  They have made a shiny football out of macarons.  Judging by the colours, we're guessing that they will be cheering on West Coast Eagles for the derby.  

On game day, why don't you grab some friends and catch up at Commonplace Bakery for an indulgent morning or afternoon tea delight? 


Getting to the stadium

With Victoria Park Station 5-10 minutes walking distance away, it’s simple to get to and from the games.

Swan Taxis will also have their stadium taxi rank running in full spin.   You can book a taxi here, or call 13 13 30





What's on in Carlisle?

These hidden gems will leave you salivating for more! Why not pop in for a quick drink at Carlisle Hotel, then a quick bite at Totally Thai or Cafe Bella Rosa (Italian)?


 Getting to the stadium

The Archer/Mint Street precinct is walking distance from Carlisle train station. 

Swan Taxis will also have their stadium taxi rank running in full spin.   You can book a taxi here, or call 13 13 30




What's on in Burswood?

You don't get much closer to the Stadium than Burswood South and Burswood Peninsula.  Head to the Epicurean for a full buffet breakfast, then pick up some pastries at Darringtons Pastry for morning/afternoon tea.  Try lunch at 23 Circus, and then have drinks at Blasta, the Merrywell or the Camfield


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Hallmark Signage

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Hallmark Signs has been operating out of Belmont and Burswood for over 50 years.  They have fabricated and installed many shopfront, vehicle and street signage in the area.  They are currently printing a huge campaign to prepare for the Optus Stadium reopening.  

The resumption of AFL in Perth is a great opportunity for local businesses to cash in on the large crowds flocking to the area over the next few months. 

They are offering a reduced price for removable digitally printed vinyl signage.  Businesses can get a high resolution print of any image and any size for $40 sqm.  They also can do a-frame and coreflute signage 

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If you are a business owner, why not use the AFL restart as an opportunity to update your marketing strategy? With the likely increase in foot traffic, a large removable banner may be a great prospect. Hallmark Signs have some great deals on removable signage right now, so why not check them out.  


 Getting to the stadium

Getting to the stadium is easy.  Most of these venues are within walking distance.  Alternatively, you might like to bike-ride to the stadium, as they have plenty of bike racks. 

Swan Taxis will also have their stadium taxi rank running in full spin.   You can book a taxi here, or call 13 13 30

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