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.

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Australia Day 2020 events

Events Listing


Australia Day 2020 Morning Ceremony & Great Aussie Breakfast

Sir James Mitchell Park, Flag Pole 26 January 2020

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

Arts & Culture Australia Day Free Outdoor

Australia Day 2020 Celebration Zone

Sir James Mitchell Park 26 January 2020

The 2020 Australia Day Celebration Zone returns to Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth with an extensive program of free activities for the whole family.

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

City of Perth Australia Day 2020 Skyworks

Langley Park 26 January 2020

City of Perth's Australia Day Skyworks event is back in 2020! Come along from 3pm to enjoy the free Lotterywest Entertainment Zone on Langley Park and the Birak Concert at the Supreme Court Gardens. Then secure your spot on the foreshore to watch the spectacular fireworks display at 8pm.

Australia Day Free Kids/Family Live Entertainment Outdoor

Important Information

To ensure a safe and enjoyable event with minimal impact on residents, the City conducts an annual review of its traffic management plan for Australia Day. 

There will be considerable traffic and parking changes for Australia Day 2020.

Details will be uploaded to this page over the coming weeks.

A flyer will also be distributed to residents within the access restricted area at the beginning of December 2019.

2020 Australia Day Access Permit application form

The Access Permit application form will be available here from the end of November 2019.

Please note that the cut off for permit applications is 3pm Friday 24 January 2020.

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