The Bell Tower is one of the most iconic and important sites in Perth. Standing at a height of 223 feet, it’s an imposing sight that overlooks both Riverside Drive (a must-see scenic route) and the Swan River with its diverse offerings for any traveler who visits this Australian city. The tower was designed by three finalists from a major architectural competition; their designs were judged against each other on four aspects: symbolism, structure/environment interaction, regional character recognition and sustainability potential.
The result? An amazing building which has come to represent not only what people love about Western Australia but also where visitors can find some history as they wander through its halls or enjoy panoramic views out onto beautiful landscapes during sunset hours!
When the Australian Bicentenary was celebrated in 1988, twelve bells were presented to Australia as a gift from London. A total of five new special-cast bells were made for Western Australia and three other castings came about from British companies who donated them. The two additional church bell donations included one by Westminster and another by an anonymous donor whose identity is still unknown.