Celebrate Australia Day on the South Perth foreshore

Media Release 4 January 2017
Australia Day

Come and celebrate Australia Day 2017 at Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth. The best view and most fun south of the river!

Celebrations begin at 8am with the annual Morning Ceremony which includes the welcoming of Australia's newest citizens, a Welcome to Country, raising of the Australian flag, presentation of the Australia Day WA Citizen of the Year Awards, and the Ted Maslen Memorial University Exhibition Award.

The Great Aussie Breakfast is set to sizzle after the Morning Ceremony with the Rotary Clubs of Como and Mill Point cooking a delicious BBQ for a $5 donation, with all proceeds going back to the local community. Plus, there will be free kids’ entertainment. 

Presented by the City of South Perth and supported by Lotterywest, the Celebration Zone returns to Sir James Mitchell Park from 3pm until 7.30pm.

Spanning over 10 hectares along the South Perth foreshore, the zone features multiple areas with 100 free and fun activities suitable for toddlers through to adults. New in 2017 are Archery Tag, Barrel Toss, the Maze Box, Tip A Doll, Jacobs Ladder and Spider Ball. The Celebration Zone is alcohol and smoke free with plenty of shade, free water stations, free sunscreen plus a range of food vendors.

In the Art Tent kids have the opportunity to be inspired by what they love about Australia whilst decorating a kite or a paper umbrella, making a friendship bracelet, creating a beautiful sand art card or making an original fridge magnet. 

The Big Top offers onstage entertainment with magicians, storytelling and dance. Roving entertainers and performers will add to the fun atmosphere of the day.

All activities in the Celebration Zone will wrap up at 7.30pm to allow you to find a spot to watch the City of Perth Skyworks fireworks display which commence at 8pm.

The City of South Perth would like to thank all individual volunteers and community organisations for their commitment, enthusiasm and support of the Celebration Zone:

• Girl Guides Western Australia Inc.
• South Perth Youth Network (SPYN)
• Rotary Clubs of Como and Mill Point
• Soroptimist International of South Perth

Australia Day Road Closures and Getting There 
The City requests attendees to respect the road closures that will be in place from 10am to 10.30pm on 26 January 2017 in and around the event area in South Perth. No street or verge parking is permitted during this time. Double penalties apply to all infringements issued on Australia Day 2017. Illegally parked vehicles within the Parking Restricted Area will be towed and impounded.

Free Event Shuttle
To facilitate access to the City of South Perth Celebration Zone, the City will provide a free shuttle service between George Burnett Leisure Centre (GBLC), Manning Rd, Cnr Elderfield Rd, Karawara; the City of South Perth Civic Centre, Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth and the event zone.

The shuttle buses will run approximately every 10 minutes back and forth between 2-9.30pm, however not during the fireworks (7.30-8.30pm).

Both GBLC and the Civic Centre are easily accessible from the Kwinana Freeway and have ample parking facilities.

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For more information, please contact the City.