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RAC Arena


Location Overview
RAC Arena is one of the world’s most visually striking venues and Western Australia’s premier home of entertainment.
Located in the heart of Perth, RAC Arena has created a live entertainment market that consistently outperforms its population and features prominently in box office rankings.
The venue is home to the Perth Wildcats (National Basketball League) who, having appeared in 33 consecutive finals series, are one the world’s most successful teams. The venue is also home to national netball team the West Coast Fever and host of tennis’ annual ATP Cup played under the venue’s operable roof. With multiple awards under its belt, RAC Arena hosts approximately 85 major events each year and 140 private functions.


Location Highlights
  • Current world number 7 in Billboard’s Arena Power List (capacity 10,001-15,000).
  • The venue was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects’ premier award following its construction.
  • 5 National Basketball League (NBL) Grand Final series hosted, 4 of which the home team became Champions.
  • All-time season attendance record holder for the NBL’s 40-year history, set in 2019.
  • Hosted 19 international sporting events including UFC 221 in 2018 for the first time in Western Australia, attracting over 30% of ticket holders as visitors to the state.
  • Venue features an operable roof and permanent tennis court for international tennis events such as the Federation Cup Final (November 2019) and annual ATP Cup.
  • In January 2019, RAC Arena gained worldwide attention when Roger Federer and Serena Williams played each other for the first and only time with their respective mixed doubles partners.
  • RAC Arena currently holds the Australian domestic netball game attendance record set in 2018.
  • Australian music royalty INXS announced on stage in November 2012 it was the band’s final live performance.
  • Guest satisfaction has exceeded 92% since opening in 2012 and over $1 million in cash and donations have been made to local charities and community groups.
  • Caterer of the Year at the Restaurant and Catering Industry Awards in 2019.


Location Detail Information

Opening Date

  • November 10, 2012

Length of Service

  • 9 Years, including 2 years pre-opening

Facility Owner

  • The Government of Western Australia (VenuesWest)

Major Tenants

  • Perth Wildcats (NBL)
  • West Coast Fever (Suncorp Super Netball)
  • ATP Cup (Tennis Australia & ATP)

Seating Capacity

  • 14,324 seated
  • 16,500 standing
  • 13,690 sport

Facility Manager

  • ASM Global



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