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 kicks off in the afternoon, a smoke and alcohol free zone packed with free activities, rides and entertainment for all ages. 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 program, parking and entertainment will be available closer to the event date.

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Australia Day Morning Ceremony & BBQ Breakfast

Sir James Mitchell Park, Flag Pole 26 January 2017

Reaffirm your citizenship pledge together with the City's newest Australians. Afterwards enjoy a morning breakfast hosted by the local Rotary Clubs.

Arts and Culture Free Outdoor

Australia Day Celebration Zone

Sir James Mitchell Park 26 January 2017

The Australia Day Celebration Zone is the place to be for families this Australia Day.

Arts and Culture Entertainment Free Kids Outdoor

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