Australia Day at South Perth Foreshore

Media Release 14 January 2022
Australia Day

The City welcomes the community to experience the relaxed and family friendly atmosphere of Australia Day at South Perth Foreshore. The iconic location provides the ideal setting to soak up the afternoon sun ahead of the spectacular City of Perth Skyworks in the evening.

This year will see entertainment spaced along the foreshore to allow everyone to celebrate at a safe distance, with free children’s activities, music and food vendors across four zones.

Entertainment zones near Mends Street, King Edward Street, Coode Street and Douglas Avenue will kick off at 3pm and finish at 7.30pm in time for the Skyworks at 8pm. Each of the four zones will offer children’s sport activities, a toddler zone, music, food vendors and plenty of shade.

The community is invited to attend the City’s Australia Day Morning Ceremony at Sir James Mitchell Park from 8am. The morning includes a special flag raising ceremony, Welcome to Country, citizenship ceremony, and the presentation of the AUSPIRE Community Citizen of the Year Award and Ted Maslen Memorial University Exhibition Award.

The Great Aussie Breakfast will follow at 9.30am, with Rotary Club of Como volunteers back behind the BBQs for this much-loved local tradition. Everyone is welcome to enjoy breakfast for just $5 and proceeds to go back into supporting the local community.

All City of South Perth events will be held in line with the latest advice from WA Health in relation to COVID-19. The City will provide free shuttle bus services between George Burnett Leisure Centre, the City of South Perth Civic Centre and the four Entertainment Zones along the foreshore. Masks must be worn onboard the shuttle buses and passengers will need to check in using the SafeWA app.

To ensure safe entry and exit for visitors and access for emergency services, road closures and changes to parking will be in place. Anyone planning to attend events at the foreshore is encouraged to visit the City’s website to plan their trip.

City of South Perth Mayor Greg Milner said that while the day will run a little differently, there are still plenty of opportunities to celebrate.

“The City has worked hard to coordinate Australia Day celebrations for everyone to enjoy. We know health requirements can change at any time due to COVID-19, so please stay up to date with the latest health advice if you are planning to come along.

“The South Perth Foreshore is a beautiful location that offers one of the best vantage points to enjoy the Australia Day Skyworks. Everyone is welcome to bring along a picnic rug and enjoy the activities and entertainment provided by the City of South Perth ahead of the Skyworks show.

“The City is delighted to be going ahead with our Australia Day Morning Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremonies, to welcome 79 new Australians, followed by the Great Aussie Breakfast thanks to the Rotary Club of Como.

“You can find information to help you plan your journey to and from the event, including parking restrictions, shuttle buses and options for bicycle parking, on the City's website.”

The City’s Australia Day events and activities are supported by the National Australia Day Council and their reflect, respect, celebrate message.