The venue has traditionally been used for a variety of purposes, including civic functions, plays, exhibitions, concerts, balls, weddings, banquets, conferences, public meetings, corporate and charity events. Since its restoration the Hall has become one of Perth’s most elegant venues, lending its charming and dignified air to public and private events.
The hall’s exterior is highly ornamented, featuring a clock tower with four tourelles, three smaller towers, stained glass windows bearing the City’s original crest, a gabled and shingled roof and crenellations. Perth Town Hall was a gift of the colony government to the City of Perth. Hence it is Australia’s only capital city town hall built by convicts. The Hall’s architect, Richard Roach Jewell, firmly imprinted his taste for the Gothic in Perth’s heritage precinct. Jewell also designed The Deanery, the Pensioners’ Barracks (of which Barracks Arch is the remnant), The Cloisters,Trinity Church and Wesley Church.