The Perth Mint Exhibition

COVID-19 - Company Notice

For the safety of the public and our staff, please be advised that The Perth Mint’s retail, tourism and corporate functions operations at 310 Hay Street, East Perth, have closed until further notice. Limited services are available as follows:

  • Selling your bullion and jewellery: The Mint will continue to buy your bullion and unwanted gold jewellery. Please telephone 9421 7376 for identity requirements. Customers are asked to queue outside the Mint’s front gate and will be admitted two at a time. Strict social distancing rules will be enforced.
  • Buying bullion: Bullion orders may be placed by phoning 9421 7376. Our staff will phone to advise when your order is available for collection.

No services will be available at The Perth Mint Shop and Exhibition on weekends and public holidays until further notice.

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Book a tour of our grand heritage building, secured vaults, and 1899 melting house where you can see a live gold pour, hear tales of the Mint’s golden past, and learn of the gold mining legends and events that have shaped Western Australia.

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Watch a gold pour 

Witness the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour in our original 1899 melting house, during which pure gold is heated to molten temperatures and, as it cools, transforms into a gleaming solid gold bar.

The one tonne gold coin 

The centrepiece of our remarkable Gold Exhibition is the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, the largest and most valuable coin in the world. Tipping the scales at a massive one tonne of 99.99% pure gold, this colossal coin measures nearly 80cm wide and 13cm deep. 

Awarded a prestigious Guinness World Record in 2012, this monumental masterpiece is valued at more than $60million and is showcased in all its golden glory on a revolving platform.

Guided heritage walk 

Make the most of your visit by joining one of our hourly guided talks. The grand heritage building, the heavily secured vault and the original melting house provide the cues for many extraordinary stories about Western Australia's golden history and the Mint's prolific output of priceless gold bars and coins. 

The Gold Exhibition

Our Gold Exhibition is a world-class attraction which uses the latest innovations in exhibition concept design and audio visual technology, to bring the story of Western Australian gold, and The Perth Mint, to life.

Offering a unique combination of exhibits, the Gold Exhibition gives visitors the rare opportunity to experience the emotive journey of gold discovery. Marvel at the largest coin ever made, weighing one tonne of pure gold; view Australia's most dazzling display of natural gold nuggets; handle more than $700,000 worth of gold bullion and much more!

Engrave your own medallion 

Design a special message or choose your favourite saying to engrave on a medallion of your choice. From $17, these medallions are ready to take away in minutes.

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