Matagarup Bridge

Matagarup Bridge connects Optus Stadium and the Burswood Peninsula to East Perth and the Perth CBD. It provides year-round access for local residents and the community to the transformed Burswood Peninsula and Stadium.

This impressive Perth landmark stands tall at approximately 72 metres at its highest point and stretches 370 metres from bank to bank.

The arches over the bridge can appear as black and white swans, or the Wagyl, and symbolise a ‘coming together of diverse cultures’. Feature lighting on the arches illuminate the bridge every night of the year.

Image: Calendar icon - Events.PNGSee what’s coming up in our Lighting Calendar.​

The Bridge Climb and Zipline, activities moved a step closer with the Minister for Transport detailing infrastructure to be installed on the bridge and Burswood Peninsula. Read more in the Media Statement

 

Feature lighting bookings

Who can apply?

Community groups, registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, government authorities and selected commercial groups who are promoting a significant event or appeal.  The organisation needs to be recognised within WA, nationally or internationally, or be of significance to the area.

Applications for feature lighting that are not likely to be considered for approval include:
  • Private functions e.g. weddings, parties, corporate events and birthdays.
  • Commercial or political advertising purposes.
  • Applications that, in our opinion, are contrary to government policies, initiatives, and community standards.

We may approve or reject any feature lighting application at our discretion.

What days can I book?

The following applications will be prioritised:

  • Applications from Optus Stadium that complement major events. 
  • Applications from charitable and not-for-profit organisations promoting a significant event or appeal.

Applications won’t be accepted for the following days or periods, due to predetermined programs already scheduled:

  • Australia Day
  • ANZAC Day
  • Christmas period (generally 2nd week of December to 1st week of January)
  • New Year 
  • Easter
  • NAIDOC
  • Road Safety Awareness Week
  • Remembrance Day

Approval of event lighting may be withdrawn at any time, at the absolute discretion of Main Roads and at the sole risk of the applicant.

How do I apply?

Complete our Feature Lighting Application Form to request feature lighting on the Matagarup Bridge or Sky Ribbon, and email it to matagarupevents@mainroads.wa.gov.au.

The team will contact you within 7 to 10 working days.

What other sites are available for feature lighting?

Sky Ribbon, Northbridge Tunnel and Mount Street Bridge!

Sky Ribbon 

Located along Tonkin Highway at Leach Highway interchange, it has more than 220 panels of aluminium that connect the three bridges, making a statement on route to Perth Airport.

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Image: Sky Ribbon 

Mount Street Pedestrian Bridge

Located over the Mitchell and Kwinana Freeway interchange, Mount Street Bridge shines bright at night with LED feature lighting.

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Images: Mount Street Pedestrian Bridge

Graham Farmer Freeway - Northbridge Tunnel

The iconic Northbridge Tunnel along Graham Farmer Freeway displays artwork, including feature lighting on the entrances and exits.

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Images: Northbridge Tunnel

Where possible, these locations will align to display the same colour as the Matagarup Bridge and be published on our weekly lighting calendar. To request feature lighting, see the ‘How do I apply?’ section above and complete our form.

What time do the lights go on and off?

The feature lighting on the Matagarup Bridge and Sky Ribbon turn on just after sunset and remain on until midnight.

Functional lighting on the Matagarup Bridge for pathways, pause points and seating areas remain on overnight.

What colours can I request?

A pre-programmed list of colour themes are available on request.

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Images: Matagarup Bridge

Where can I get more information on feature lighting?

Email matagarupevents@mainroads.wa.gov.au

 

Bridge deck hire

Who can apply?

Community groups, registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, government authorities and selected commercial groups who are promoting a significant event or appeal. The organisation needs to be recognised within WA, nationally or internationally, or be of significance to the area.

Applications for event and bridge hire that are not likely to be considered for approval include:

  • Private functions e.g. weddings, parties, corporate events and birthdays.
  • Commercial or political advertising purposes.
  • Applications that, in our opinion Main Roads, are contrary to government policies, initiatives, and community standards.
  • Events that may impact Optus Stadium events, or significantly impact the safe movement and access for pedestrians and cyclists.

We may approve or reject any event application at our discretion.

What days can I book?

Event hire of the bridge is on a first come, first served basis. We don’t accept applications for events or bridge hire during major event days at Optus Stadium.

We reserve the right to approve or reject any event application at our discretion.

How do I apply?

Applicants are recommended to read the Event Policy and Event Guidelines.

If you would like to hire Matagarup Bridge for an event, please complete the Events Initial Enquiry form in the Event Guidelines  and email to matagarupevents@mainroads.wa.gov.au.

We will advise whether the enquiry can proceed to a formal application and the relevant fees will need to be paid to reserve the requested date.

Is there a cost for hiring the bridge for an event?

Yes, the fees incurred will cover the cost of charges, bonds and other factors.

Refer to the schedule of fees and charges page in the Event Guidelines.

Where can I get more information on hiring of the bridge for an event?

Email matagarupevents@mainroads.wa.gov.au.

Modified: 14 Jul 2020