York Tourism 

York offers visitors the quintessential country experience, only an hour's drive east of Perth in the heart of Ballardong Noongar Country.

York is the oldest inland European settlement in Western Australia, originally established to grow cereal crops to feed the Swan River Settlement in 1829. The town is listed as a Heritage Precinct due to the significant number of historic buildings throughout the township. York continues to attract visitors for adventure recreation experiences, natural environment, annual festivals and is growing as an arts community and hub for artists.

It is also a popular setting for events, weddings, car rallies and motorbike rides, with a dedicated events team and a captive audience made up of locals and regular visitors to the region.

Promoting Your Event 

The team at the York Visitor Centre can work with you to promote your event, festival or workshop through

  • the online events calendar updated daily with new information for visitors and the community 
  • in the centre through visitor servicing 
  • display of posters and flyers utilising access to three noticeboards located throughout York
  • email and phone referrals 

You can submit your event information online here. The team will be in contact with you to confirm or request further details to publish your event. 

Click here to view the current events calendar  

Attracting Interstate and International Visitors 

York is promoted to interstate and international visitors through the Perth Region Tourism Organisation (PRTO). PRTO is a not-for-profit destination marketing organisation managed by its CEO and staff and overseen by a skill-based board consisting of representatives from the tourism industry.

The region consists of the following six tourism precincts:
• Perth City
• Fremantle and Rottnest Island
• Sunset Coast
• Peel and Rockingham
• Swan Valley and Darling Range
• Avon Valley

The York Visitor Centre is a financial member of PRTO which enables the centre access to interstate and international marketing programs, such as Wander out Yonder campaign, Winterstaycation and Holiday Here this Year campaigns. Working in collaboration with PRTO grows interest and visibility of York across a number of destination marketing platforms. 

Latest York Tourism News 

Tourism WA - Draft Subregional Action Plan

Opportunities for the Visitor Economy-Short Version