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Perth Shopping
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Perth’s central shopping area is bound by the Hay Street and Murray Street malls and the Forrest Chase complex, where all the major department stores, Myer and Aherns, arcades and duty free shops are found.

The many jewellery stores in this precinct sell Australian gemstones, such as Broome pearls, Argyle diamonds and Kalgoorlie gold. Perhaps the most visible evidence of Perth’s anglophilia, London Court, off the Hay Street Mall, contains jewellery and souvenir shops housed in quaint, mock Elizabethan architecture.

Historic King Street has designer boutiques, such as Cartier and Louis Vuitton, as well as galleries selling Aboriginal art. Shopping is also 1 of the main attractions of Fremantle, with plenty of bookshops, craft shops and duty free shops in which to browse, as well as brilliant weekend markets.

Popular Perth souvenirs include dried wildflowers, Western Australian wine and sheepskin and crocodile leather products. Perth is an ideal place to collect authentic Aboriginal art, the best commercial showcases are:

Address: 115 Hay Street, Subiaco
Telephone: (08) 9388 2899

Creative Native
Address: 32 King Street
Telephone: (08) 9322 3398

There are numerous markets. The Subiaco Pavilion Markets are open Thursday to Sunday, selling jewellery, pottery, giftware, clothes and art.

Address: 2 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Telephone: (08) 9382 2498

Galleria Art & Craft Markets, Art Gallery and Museum Concourse, Perth are European style markets, open 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Telephone: (08) 9310 2159)

Department stores
and many other shops in Perth’s central city area are open 7 days a week. Shopping hours are generally Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Fridays 9.00 am to 9.00 pm, Saturday and Sundays 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

In July 2000, the Australian government instituted a Goods and Services Tax of 10 %. Prices include this G.S.T. On collection of duty free items, shoppers must show their passport and onward ticket.