About Us

Where It All Began

Nokturnl is the brainchild of best friends Ross Drennan and Drew Flanagan. From meeting on the cricket pitch to starting their first business while in university, they challenge the well-worn adage that you should never go into business with friends or family. Ultimately it was the duo’s love of a good party that conceived their string of successful festivals which then led to a bricks and mortar foundation in their ever-expanding portfolio of hospitality ventures. What’s next for Nokturnl? Who knows! But one thing is for certain, it’s bound to be a good time!

Timeline

September 14

2023 Projects

2023 Projects

In addition to the South Perth Police Station, Nokturnl is working with the State Government to revitalise Yagan Square and the CBD in 2023. This mammoth project will see the creation of the largest multi venue hospitality precinct ever produced in Perth. Spanning 5 different levels and comprising as many venues, you will want to watch this space. It’s an exciting time to be part of Nokturnl with the team expected to grow from a little over 300 staff to over 600 in early 2024.

September 15

The Station

The Station

Nokturnl has recently purchased the heritage listed South Perth Police Station on Mends St, South Perth. Another beautiful heritage listed building with so much potential. Expected completion late 2023/early 2024.

September 16

Tonic & Ginger Awards

Tonic & Ginger Awards

It’s been a big few years for the team at Tonic & Ginger. Following on from being awarded Best Restaurant at the 2021 AHA WA Awards for Excellence, the team backed it up in a big way being awarded the title of Australia’s Best Restaurant at the 2022 National Awards For Excellence held in Tasmania. All this alongside taking out the coveted Chair of Judges Award at the Gold Plate Awards and Best Asian Restaurant at the Restaurant & Catering Institute Awards.

September 17

The Beaufort

The Beaufort

On the lookout for another underutilised location, the old Empire site provided the perfect opportunity. Opening in March 2022, The Beaufort, its modern-Asian restaurant Lotus, and hidden speakeasy Cypher have seen crowds flock back to Beaufort Street.

September 18

AHA AWARDS 2020

AHA AWARDS 2020

What a night it was and how proud we are of this team! The Old Synagogue was awarded Best New Venue as well as WA’s Best Venue. A truly humbling experience and also a great boost for the team who had been through so much opening the venue and then coping through COVID.

September 19

The Old Synagogue

The Old Synagogue

In 2018, Nokturnl stumbled upon the derelict historic buildings of the Fremantle Synagogue and adjoining Beers Building. Immediately, Drew and Ross had ideas flowing on how the space could be used as a hospitality venue. Scrapping its previous plans for a hotel, they went about restoring the heritage buildings and have created an award-winning hospitality precinct that has contributed to a major lift in confidence across Fremantle’s entertainment district.

September 20

Oktoberfest Newcastle

Oktoberfest Newcastle

With OITG in the Domain, Sydney selling out every year, it was decided that a second regional Oktoberfest show would be added to the calendar. Oktoberfest Newcastle was born in 2019 and it proved to be wunderbar. After a three-year hiatus, the event has sold out again in 2022 with The Station, Newcastle turning into a mini Bavaria for the day.

September 21

Oktoberfest in the Gardens

Oktoberfest in the Gardens

With humble beginings in the Supreme Court Gardens, Perth back in 2011, OITG has now grown into one of Australia’s largest and longest running festivals. Now held in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

September 22

NYE on the Foreshore

NYE on the Foreshore

In 2010 Perth focused its end of year celebrations on NYD. However, an idea to bring this forward to NYE kicked off Nokturnl’s first annual event, NYE on the Foreshore. Held on the Matilda Bay foreshore, this event sold out in record time and what a night it was. Future years saw the venue changed and capacity increased to over 4,000. The event continued on, ever popular for many years up until it was decided to retire the event during the pandemic.

Functions & Events

Our venues have a vibrant and fun yet relaxed atmosphere!

Perfect for Corporate Functions, Birthdays, Celebrations and Private Events.

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