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.

Get social and share your best photos or videos with us. Simply tag the City on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #discoversouthperth or #ausdaysouthperth.

Australia Day 2019 events

Events Listing


2019 Australia Day Morning Ceremony & Great Aussie Breakfast

Sir James Mitchell Park, Flag Pole 26 January 2019

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

Arts & Culture Australia Day Free Outdoor

Australia Day 2019 Celebration Zone

Sir James Mitchell Park 26 January 2019

The 2019 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

Aus Day 2019 Parking Map WEB

To view a large version of the map, please click the image or here.

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. 

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.

Access restricted area - orange area (see map)

Roads within the orange area will be closed from 12pm to 10.30pm on Saturday 26 January 2019. No street, verge or crossover parking will be permitted during this time. 

Eligible residents wishing to park on their verge should apply for a Resident Verge Permit. Entry to the restricted area will only be via the points marked on the map.

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

Can I park on my private property? I live in a single residential property and I don’t have private parking space, do I need a permit to park on my verge? I expect visitors on Australia Day, where can my visitors park? I require a care provider on Australia Day, where can my carer park? How do I apply for a 2019 Australia Day Resident Verge permit or Visitor Access permit?

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