Buggybuddys guide to the best Santa pictures in Perth for kids and pets!

Getting your child’s Santa Perth pictures seems like quite a stressful and costly experience, so Buggybuddys has taken to the shopping centres to do a spot of research to help all the families out there have an enjoyable and cost-effective experience.

How to get the best Santa Photo of your children:

  • Most of the Santa experiences across Perth allow your kids to visit Santa without having to have photographs taken, don’t feel pressured if you don’t want to have pictures done.
  • Go with a budget in mind – use our guide below to give you an indication of what you’ll be paying.  Prices start from $24.95 for one printed photo
  • Think about what to dress your kids/babies in before you go to visit Santa.
  • Talk to your kids about visiting Santa before you go, tell them what the kids do when they get there.  Visit the centre/store with your child/children and have a look at Santa a few times before going to have photos taken to make them feel at ease.
  • Be prepared to sit in on the photo to make your child feel more comfortable.
  • Prepare a letter to Santa to post in the post box – a great experience and all the centres that do this promise to write back if you have a return address on the letter and envelope.
  • Don’t be afraid to tell the photographer if you don’t like the photos, ask for more to be taken or go back later and try again.

Santa Perth - list of the best places to get Santa Pictures Perth


Have you always wanted to take your children to see Santa but have been worried about how they might react? Do your Kids have sensory challenges and would be fine to see Santa if only they didn’t have to wait in line with the crowds, feel the pressure of time and the noise of lots of people walking around? Well, a Sensitive Santa session could be exactly what your child needs in order to visit with Santa this year. Many of the shopping centres around Perth are offering Sensitive Santa sessions this year.


Here is a list of shopping centres across Perth that are offering Santa photography.

We’ll be adding to this list as we receive more information. If you have had your picture taken with Santa this year at any of the locations and you don’t mind us featuring it in this review, please email it to contactus@buggybuddys.com.au or message it to us via our Facebook page.


Karrinyup Shopping Centre

4th November – 24th December

Real Beard Santa | Online booking | Auslan Santa | Pet photography sessions 


Lakeside Shopping Centre

4th November – 24th December

Real Beard Santa | Online booking only | Sensory Santa | Pet Photos

Lakeside Shopping Centre Santa

Image Credit: Lakeside Joondalup Facebook


Westfield Innaloo

12th November – 24th December

Online booking | Pet photography| Sensitive Santa

“Santa’s elves were really helpful and friendly, and it was an easy process”. Holly

Santa Westfield Innaloo

Ocean Keys Shopping Centre

25th November – 24th December

Online booking only | Sensitive Santa sessions | Pet photography sessions

Santa Photos Ocean Keys Shopping Centre


Westfield Whitford City

12th November – 24th December

Online booking | Sensory Sessions| Pet photography


Myer Santaland, Perth CBD

18th November – 24th December

Online booking only | Sensitive Santa | Read the Buggybuddys review


Myer Santaland, Perth


Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre

December Dates TBA

 FREE – bring your own camera 



The Square Mirrabooka

December Dates TBA

FREE | Walk-in only

Westfield Booragoon

12th November – 24th December

Online booking only | Sensory Santa| Pet photography available.


Westfield Carousel

12th November – 24th December

Online booking only | Sensory Santa| Pet photography available.


Claremont Quarter

1st – 24th December

Photos are $15 which is donated to Foodbank


Secret Harbour Square



Secret Harbour




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About Jennie McNichol

After spending 11 years in London working in the television industry for the BBC, Jennie McNichol made the move to Perth in 2010. As the Co-Founder and Editor of Buggybuddys, she has been able to use her experience and passion for helping families to create a trusted online resource for parents across Perth.
Jennie is the proud mother of two daughters, aged 14 & 12 and is a big advocate of the family-friendly lifestyle that Perth has to offer.

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