Australia Day

The City of South Perth hosts a family friendly Australia Day celebration at Sir James Mitchell Park on the beautiful and iconic South Perth foreshore on 26 January each year.

The day commences with a special Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony, which includes the welcoming of the City’s newest Australian citizens, raising of the Australian flag, presentation of the Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards, and the Ted Maslen Memorial University Exhibition Award.

The Rotary Club of Como will then fire up the BBQ and host a great Aussie breakfast to get you fuelled up for the day ahead. 

The Celebration Zone, supported by Lotterywest is a smoke and alcohol free area packed with free activities, rides and entertainment for all ages. The event kicks off at 3pm and will conclude at 7.30pm in time for the City of Perth Skyworks at 8pm.

The Celebration Zone attracts families, youth and seniors from a wide range of demographics and offers plenty of rides, activities and cultural group performances.

In the evening, all eyes turn to the beautiful Swan River as the City of Perth Skyworks light up the night sky from 8pm.

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Australia Day 2018 events

Events Listing


Australia Day Morning Ceremony & BBQ Breakfast

Sir James Mitchell Park, Flag Pole 26 January 2018

Australia Day celebrations begin early with the City of South Perth's Morning Ceremony.

Arts & Culture Australia Day Free Outdoor

Australia Day Celebration Zone

Sir James Mitchell Park 26 January 2018

The Australia Day Celebration Zone returns to Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth with an extensive programme of free activities for the whole family.

Arts & Culture Australia Day Free Kids/Family Live Entertainment Outdoor

City of Perth 2018 Australia Day Skyworks

Langley Park 26 January 2018

The City of Perth will play host to a diverse and exciting variety of events, activations and offers from the evening of Thursday 25 January to Sunday 28 January 2018.

Australia Day Free Kids/Family Live Entertainment Outdoor

The following information is provided for local residents who live in or close to the Australia Day event zone. Road restrictions have been implemented to provide emergency services with adequate access in and out of the event area and to provide the best possible service on the day. 

Access restricted area - orange area (see map)

Roads within the orange area will be closed from 12pm to 10.30pm on Friday 26 January 2018. No street, verge or crossover parking will be permitted during this time. 

Residents can enter via the points marked.

The following FAQs are for those residing in the orange area of the map:

Can I park on my private property?

Yes. You do not need a special permit to park on your private property (driveway or carport). You can enter the area by presenting a valid driver’s license listing your current address.

If you do not have your current address listed on your driver’s license, you will need to provide alternative identification with your name on it, such as a utility bill.

I live in a single residential property and I don’t have private parking space, do I need a permit?

Yes. You need a 2018 Australia Day Resident Verge permit to park on the verge in front of your property. If you park on the crossover in front of your property, this is considered part of the verge and you will need a verge permit to park there.

I expect visitors on Australia Day, where can my visitors park? 

If you have parking space available on your private property, you will require a 2018 Australia Day Visitor Access permit for your guests. Please note that this permit does not allow them to park on a verge (including your crossover) or in the street.

I require a care provider on Australia Day, where can my carer park?

Should you have a care provider scheduled to visit on Australia Day 2018, please contact the City during business hours on 9474 0777 to arrange a special permit.

How do I apply for a 2018 Australia Day Resident Verge permit or Visitor Access permit?

This year, applications can be submitted online. Hard copies have also been distributed to relevant residents as part of the 2018 Australia Day flyer and these are also available for collection at the Civic Centre.

To obtain a 2018 Australia Day Resident Verge permit you must reside in the Orange Area, in a single residential property (this does not apply to multi storey properties and unit complexes) and your vehicle must be registered to your address. If your vehicle is not registered to your address (e.g. people driving a work car), please provide proof that links your vehicle to your address (e.g. letter from employer).

Restricted parking - pink area (see map)

Anyone can access this area but parking is restricted to maintain sufficient access for emergency vehicles. Residents or guests who ordinarily park on the road or verge (this includes your crossover), must observe the temporary parking signs. To find out if your street is affected please refer to the pink area on the map.


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