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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) maintains and manages the Place of Reflection and takes bookings for the Marlee Pavilion.

Marketing and other awareness-raising activities are handled by the Place of Reflection Consortium, a group of volunteer organisations that meets a number of times throughout the year.

Because the Place of Reflection Consortium has no dedicated staff, all enquiries are directed in the first instance to the BGPA. If required, they are then directed on to appropriate Consortium members.

The following is a guide to the current contact arrangements:


General enquiries

If there are any general questions about the Place of Reflection that are not answered by this website, they should be directed to the following BGPA email address:


Marlee Pavilion bookings

These are handled by the BGPA Bookings Officers, who are able to provide information on the availability and appropriate use of this venue. Please see the Bookings section of this website for further contact details.


Marketing and communications

Organisations wishing to obtain further copies of Place of Reflection promotional materials, or anyone wanting to discuss awareness-raising activities should make contact via the BGPA enquiries email: BGPA staff will direct these enquiries onto appropriate Consortium members for a response.

"I sat on the seat with my husband and cried, letting myself acknowledge long-held grief. I felt engulfed by warmth, held and protected…"

A daughter remembering her parents

"The Place of Reflection is unique… The view from its location on the scarp of Kings Park is simply magnificent, and the design of the place itself blends beautifully with the natural bush surroundings… What a lovely, peaceful place to go to remember a loved one."

Tuart Place staff member

"A place of peace, calmness, beauty, tranquillity and freedom - I felt like I was in a space where I didn’t have to think about anything. I could reflect or meditate or just enjoy."

Perth Home Care Services staff member

"My friend and I come here together. We sit on the bench, two widows sharing our memories of our partners."

Place of Reflection visitor

"The discreet location amongst nature with such a superb outlook enables individuals and groups to reflect and heal without judgement."

King Edward Memorial Hospital, Grief & Loss Council member

"We really appreciate the sense of peace and serenity that settles on us when we are there."

Adoption Jigsaw staff member

"We can share this place with those needing a quiet time, somewhere to sit quietly or grieve... a place with nature, somewhere they might find peace, calmness, even closure."

Mareena Purslowe & Associates staff member

"We can share this 'A place of complete peace to just reflect and let your worries in the world go. And a place to reflect on the loved ones lost in your life and to honour them.' With those needing a quiet time, somewhere to sit quietly or grieve... a place with nature, somewhere they might find peace, calmness, even closure."

Anglicare staff member

"We really could not have had a more ambient or beautiful setting."

Cystic Fibrosis WA staff member

"The Place of Reflection is an important place to myself and my family. We are able bring our sadness to this place and turn it into a reflection that deepens our lives and our compassion for all those who suffer loss."

Soroptimists International member

"It is a lovely place for thought, meditation and comfort in nature, a place to find peace in the chaos of life."

Place of Reflection visitor

"I really like the words on the path as well as the words on the bench. If you have come through a time of grieving, you do at times feel very alone – particularly if you have experienced the loss of a life partner. The words on the bench ‘You are not alone’ were particularly meaningful to me."

Place of Reflection visitor

"A beautiful, peaceful place for people experiencing grief and loss to spend some quiet time, remembering and healing."

Place of Reflection visitor