Australia Day

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the City plans for large-scale events such as Australia Day with the health and safety of our community our highest priority. 

Australia Day 2022 in South Perth will look a little different due to continuing uncertainty around COVID-19.

Event information

The City will host its annual Australia Day Morning Ceremony at Sir James Mitchell Park including 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 which has previously taken place in the afternoon at Sir James Mitchell Park will not take place in 2022. Instead, the City is working on plans to create four zones along the South Perth foreshore where families will be able to enjoy the afternoon and view the City of Perth Skyworks in the evening. Activities will kick off in each of the zones from 3pm and will conclude at 7.30pm in time for the City of Perth Skyworks at 8pm.

More details will be made available here soon. 

Traffic Management and local resident access

In order to manage emergency access as well as safe entry and exit for visitors expected to attend the foreshore in the afternoon, local traffic management will be in place with resident permits required for those living within the traffic management area.

Australia Day 2022 Resident Flyer with detailed information for residents living in the traffic management area will be sent in December providing details of how to apply for a permit as well as information about accessing their property on Australia Day.

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Important Information

The following information is provided for local residents who live close to the South Perth Foreshore.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable Australia Day with minimal impact on residents, the City implements a traffic management plan for Australia Day as required by WA Police and Main Roads WA.

Please read the following information carefully as there are significant traffic and parking changes in South Perth on Australia Day 2022.

Access Restricted Area (yellow area on map) 

In the access restricted area, roads will be closed from 12pm to 10.30pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022

No street, verge or crossover* parking will be permitted during this time for residents or their visitors. Vehicles should only be parked on private property.

*Your crossover is the area of driveway between the road and your property line. Please note that you are not permitted to use the crossover to park during Australia Day parking restricted times.

The Access Restricted Area is divided into four Residential Zones (see map: Zones A, B, C and D), with designated entry points for each zone - A1, A2, B1, B2, C, D1 and D2.  

Parking Restricted Area (light blue on map)

A parking restricted area will be in operation on Australia Day to ensure sufficient access for emergency vehicles as directed by WA Police and Main Roads WA.

There will be no parking allowed on the road or verge (this includes crossovers - the area of driveway between the road and a property line) in the parking restricted area. Please ensure you inform your visitors of these restrictions.

Please refer to the Australia Day 2022 traffic parking and road closure map for affected streets.

Australia Day 2022 map
The following information is for those residing in the Access Restricted Area and their visitors (yellow on map).
Can I park on my private property? I don’t have a private parking space - where can I park? How do my visitors enter the Access Restricted Area? I require a care provider on Australia Day, where can my carer park? How do I apply for a 2022 Australia Day Access permit for myself and/or my visitor(s)?

2022 Australia Day Access Permit application form

The Access Permit application form will be available here in early December 2021.

Please note that the cut off for permit applications is 3pm Tuesday 25 January 2022.

Australia Day 2022 events

Events Listing

2022 Australia Day Morning Ceremony & Great Aussie Breakfast

Sir James Mitchell Park, Flagpole 26 January 2022

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

Arts & Culture Australia Day Food & Drink Free Kids/Family Outdoor Seniors Young people

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