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 local Rotary Clubs then fire up the BBQ and host a great Aussie Breakfast to get you fueled up for the day ahead. 

The Celebration Zone, a smoke and alcohol free area packed with free activities, rides and entertainment for all ages kicks off in the afternoon. 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.

More information on the 2018 program, parking and entertainment will be available on this page closer to the event date.

2017 Australia Day news

News Listings

January 2017

City welcomes new citizens and celebrates Australia Day WA Citizen of the Year Awards

Media Release 31 January 2017

Celebrating Australia Day 2017, the City’s annual Morning Ceremony officially welcomed 101 new citizens and recognised outstanding members of the local community.​

Australia Day


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