Important information for Australia Day 2024

Public Notice 5 January 2024

Australia Day celebrations will again have a very local focus in the City of South Perth, with the 2024 Australia Day Morning Ceremony and Great Aussie Breakfast to be held at Sir James Mitchell Park (around Coode Street end of the Park near the large flagpole). 

Community members are reminded that there will be no major fireworks event over Perth Waters and, as a result, there will be no afternoon activities in South Perth. 

Traffic and road closures

While the City expects the number of people visiting the South Perth Foreshore to be much smaller than in recent years, people planning to visit should be aware that roads may be congested for a period of time. 

The City is not planning any road closures in South Perth. 

Main Roads will be enacting a temporary closure of the Kwinana Freeway entry and exit ramps (intersecting with Mill Point Road in South Perth) before and after the Hancock Prospecting City of Light Show. Residents are encouraged to check the Main Roads website for more information. 

Main Roads will monitor the traffic signals in South Perth at Mill Point Road & Coode Street intersection; Mill Point Road & Mends Street intersection; and South Terrace & Labouchere Road intersection with additional traffic control at the Mill Point Road & Coode Street intersection in South Perth. 


If you are planning a family picnic or visit to the South Perth foreshore, please be mindful that public amenities will be limited and parking restrictions apply. 


The foreshore carparks will remain open as usual and limited overflow parking will be available on Sir James Mitchell Park, accessible via Coode Street. Some temporary parking restrictions will be in place for local roads around Sir James Mitchell Park, so vehicle users should check the road signage in place.

Additional services will be made available by the City, including portable toilets, extra rubbish bins, a first aid/lost child station established near the large flagpole and ranger patrols to assist with traffic management.

If you’re hoping to see the Hancock Prospecting City of Light Show, the City of Perth encourages viewing from Langley Park, as the light and drone show will be positioned closer to the Perth foreshore. Information on road closures and parking restrictions can be found on the City of Perth website.

    Pet safety

    Many animals find fireworks scary, so pet owners are encouraged to plan ahead. Visit RSPCA Western Australia’s website for tips to keep your pets safe during fireworks.

    Contact us

    For more information, please contact the City.