The Perth Mint Exhibition

Company Notice - new trading hours and tour availability 

With the further easing of WA’s COVID-19 restrictions, The Perth Mint is pleased to advise changes to its Shop and Gold Exhibition operating hours from early December 2020.

From 5 December to 24 December the Gold Exhibition tour will run at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sundays only.

During this period, The Perth Mint Shop will resume trading on weekends from 9am to 5pm.

Bullion trading will be unavailable on weekends however you may sell your unwanted gold jewellery.

As of Sunday 27 December, tours will run hourly beginning at 9.30am with the final tour at 3.30pm.

Bullion trading will be available weekdays. Over the Christmas period it will only be conducted on 29, 30 and 31 December. The Perth Mint will continue to buy unwanted gold during shop opening hours.

Please note The Perth Mint will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

To minimise risk to the public and its staff, and to safeguard its essential production services, the Mint wishes to advise that the following precautions will continue to be enforced:

  • Temperature testing for all visitors
  • Social distancing of 1.5m between patrons at all times

For more information, please click here.

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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