Perth activists have flagged their intention to protest controversial British politician Nigel Farage ahead of his speaking engagement at the Perth Town Hall on Sunday.
Farage is known as the former leader of the UK Independence Party, and is currently the vice chairman of the pro-Brexit Leave Means Leave political organisation.
Hosted by GME Events, Farage's speaking engagement is due to take place at 6pm on Sunday evening with tickets ranging between $45 and $995.
"Farage has been described as 'the most important British politician of the last decade' and one of the most influential," the event's description reads.
"Farage has become the great 'disruptor' of British and European politics and is widely consulted for his views on the changing nature of western politics."
A fringe political figure until the campaign for Britain to either leave or stay in the EU in 2015, Farage began to take a more central place in politics, and began to build close ties with the Trump campaign, and in particular with campaign chief executive Steve Bannon.
Farage has been named as a person of interest in the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the US election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign, with some accusing him of acting as courier between the Trump organisation and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
After giving up the UKIP leadership, Farage remains a member of parliament but is now mainly a media commentator, with a daily show on LBC, London’s main commercial talk radio station, and regular slots on Fox News in the US.
Perth advocacy group United Against Bigotry and Racism said they would protest Farage's speaking engagement, due to his previous views on race and gender.
"Farage is known for his racist, sexist and xenophobic views, on display during his time as leader of the far-right United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)," the group said.
"He is on record saying that the gender pay gap exists because women are 'worth far less' than men. He also argued to ban migrants with HIV from entering Britain."
UABR spokeswoman Claire Francis said it was concerning Farage had chosen Australia as a stop on his speaking tour.
"Australia is seen as fertile ground for growing far-right movements," she said.
"Farage is attracted to this country because his ideas are now unpopular in the UK
Perth is Farage's first Australian tour date, with Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Auckland and Melbourne also expected to be picketed by protesters.
With Nick O'Malley