Australia Day Family Events in Perth 2021

 

Australia Day is a time for all Australians to come together to celebrate this great country. Whether you come together to share a meal or just to have fun and watch the fireworks, Buggybuddys has a list of events and family-friendly places for you to enjoy with your family and friends this Australia Day.

As a community, we also wish to respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we will be meeting on, the Whadjuk (Perth region) people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. It is a privilege to meet on these lands.

Please check back often as we will be adding new Australia Day Events for 2021 as they become available.

With the current climate of COVID-19, please check the event details before attending as circumstances may change. Please take care to observe hygiene guidelines and any government advisories.

 

City of Perth Fringe World Hour of Power

Saturday, 16 January to Saturday, 13 February, 5pm to 6pm
Yagan Square, corner William Street & Wellington Street, Perth

 

Come down and check out a unique selection of highlights from some of the best things on offer this FRINGE WORLD Festival.
Did we mention it’s free?

Australia Day Festival – City of Perth

Friday, 22 January to Tuesday 26 January
Perth City – Various locations

 

This Australia Day we are taking the time to Reflect, Respect and Celebrate the diverse and unique country we call home by staging events, markets, concerts and an immersive exhibition of sound and light across five full days of festival fun.

Reflect on what we went through in 2020 and get excited about what lies ahead this year.
Respect our Aboriginal and multicultural history.
Celebrate with food, concerts, culture, roving entertainment, a Big Aussie Barbeque and heaps more!

Check out the event links below to see what is on across the five-day program and be sure to check back often as we add more details to this stellar line-up.

Oh and don’t forget there is 3 hours of free parking at all City of Perth Carparks on weekends and public holidays!

Shining The Light: The Story of Us

Friday, 22 January to Tuesday 26 January
Elizabeth Quay, The Esplanade, Perth

 

Shining the Light: The Story of Us is the hero event to celebrate the Australia Day Festival. It consists of two parts:

Shining the Light: Yarning Together 
A captivating water projection showcase, that shines the light on the story of the Wadjuk Noongar people starting with the dreamtime moment of creation. Elders share their stories of courage and resilience during the time of colonisation, and then shine the light towards a brighter more inclusive future.
Immersive Experiences
A wonderful immersive exhibition of light installations, accompanied by live performance and art, telling our diverse Australian stories.

Session 1: 7.45pm to 8:45pm
Session 2: 9pm to 10pm

Lotterywest Water Playground

Friday, 22 January to Tuesday 26 January
Langley Park, Riverside Drive, Perth

 

Splash your way through the Australia Day Festival at the Water Playground!

With masses of water slides and activities galore our water playground sure beats the ol backyard slip n’ slide!

Book your free tickets to one of the following 1 hour sessions:

  • 10am
  • 11.30am
  • 1pm
  • 2.30pm
  • 4pm

Please make sure you have the SafeWA App downloaded on your mobile device to check-in for contact tracing.

https://www.visitperth.com/events/water-playground

 

Birak Concert

Tuesday 26 January, 2pm to 6.30pm
Supreme Court Gardens, corner Barrack Street and Riverside Drive, Perth

 

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures; the annual Birak Concert boasts a stellar line up of Aboriginal entertainment. Grab a feed from the food trucks on site and settle in to enjoy the show.

Please make sure you have the SafeWA App downloaded on your mobile device to check-in for contact tracing upon arrival.

https://www.visitperth.com/events/birak-concert



 

Water Pistol Park

Saturday, 23 January, 10am to 5pm
Yagan Square, corner Wellington Street & William Street, Perth

 

It’s a super-soaker showdown of epic proportions! Come along to our Water Pistol Park this Australia Day Festival to beat the heat and challenge your friends. Upon arrival, select your water pistol of choice and fill ‘er up at the water station – but be quick to run and hide behind a field barrier before you become a target! Good old-fashioned fun for kids and kids at heart.

This is a free event however you must check-in upon arrival using the SafeWA app.

 

https://www.visitperth.com/events/water-pistol-park

 

Fairlanes Concert

Saturday, 23 January, 5pm to 7pm
Fairlaines Building, 181 Adelaide Terrace, Perth

 

Australian Folk Music Performances in the street level plaza amphitheatre in front of the Fairlanes building at 181 Adelaide Terrace.

Please make sure you have the SafeWA App downloaded on your mobile device to check-in upon arrival.

 

https://www.visitperth.com/events/fairlanes-concert

 

Lotterywest Carnival 

Tuesday, 26 January, 10am to 5pm
Langley Park, Riverside Drive, Perth

 

Nothing says ‘celebration’ like a carnival! Fun for the young and the young at heart with a range of free rides including the ever-popular Wave Swinger, Dodgem Cars, Super Sizzler, Castle of Fun, Cup and Saucer and more! One hour of unlimited rides with your free ticket.

1-hour sessions available at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm.

 

https://www.visitperth.com/events/lotterywest-carnival

 

Ultimate Adrenaline – Motocross & BMX Displays

Tuesday, 26 January, 11am to 4pm
Langley Park, Riverside Drive, Perth

 

Witness awe inspiring feats of gravity as some of Perth’s best Motocross and BMX riders show off their moves. Enjoy the twists, turns, loops and jumps. A must see for moto enthusiasts and sure to impress the public too!

You must check-in upon arrival using the SafeWA App.

Please make sure you have the SafeWA App downloaded on your mobile device to avoid delays.

 

https://www.visitperth.com/events/ultimate-adrenaline-motocross-and-bmx-displays



 

Australia Day Markets 

Tuesday, 26 January, 4.30pm to 8.30pm
Forrest Place, Perth

 

The Australia Day Markets will be bringing the tastiest street food from around the globe to the heart of Perth.

 

Big Aussie BBQ 

Tuesday, 26 January, 3pm to 8pm
Hay Street between Outram Street and Colin Street, West Perth

 

The Big Aussie BBQ pays homage to a favourite Australian pastime; our beloved BBQ.

What better way to celebrate than by closing the street and filling it with a BBQ for all?

Beginning with Aboriginal bush tucker and making our way through a diverse selection of BBQ from other cultures with veg and vegan options included.

Accompanied by musical performances and roving entertainers, this street vibe event is a perfect way to spend an Australia Day afternoon.

 

https://www.visitperth.com/events/big-aussie-bbq



 

Family Concert

Sunday, 24 January, 10am to 5pm
Forrest Place, Perth

 

A day of children and family friendly entertainment including puppets, magicians, music and dancing fun!

Participants must check-in upon arrival using the SafeWA app.

Please make sure you have the SafeWA App downloaded on your mobile device to avoid delays.

https://www.visitperth.com/events/family-concert

 

Ngangk Wirdiny – Birak Bonar

Sunday, 24 January, 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Perth Cultural Centre, corner James and William Street, Perth

 

Come along to a sunset concert in the summertime!

Settle in, sit back or stand back – whatever you are doing, we invite you to bring along a picnic to enjoy incredible performances and acts from Nyoongar Bibbulman singers, bands, artists, poets and dancers.

Come down early for the Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony performed by a local Whadjuk Elder.

Please make sure you have the SafeWA App downloaded on your mobile device to Opt-in for Contact Tracing.

 

https://www.visitperth.com/events/ngangk-wirdiny-birak-bonar

 

Sunday Sounds

Sunday, 24 January, 5pm to 8pm
JH Abrahams Reserve, Hackett Drive, Crawley

 

A community concert featuring an Aboriginal dance group, multicultural performances and classic Aussie rock. Food trucks and children’s activities available.

Please make sure you have the SafeWA App downloaded on your mobile device to check-in for contact tracing.

 

 

Claisebrook in Concert

Monday, 25 January, 5pm to 8pm
Victoria Gardens, Royal Street, East Perth

 

Pack a picnic and join your local community on the green for this free concert. Enjoy an evening filled with music, entertainment and food stalls in the beautiful Victoria Gardens.

https://www.visitperth.com/events/claisebrook-in-concert

 

Twilight Hawkers Market 

Friday, 21 January, 4.30pm to 9.30pm
Forrest Place, Perth

 

Experience food from around the globe as you immerse yourself in this market setting.

Held each Friday during the warmer season, Forrest Place will come alive with live musical entertainment and up to 35 food stalls offering a wide range of rustic international street food.

Vegan options available each week at select stalls.

Food is served from 4:30pm until 9:30pm.

Twilight Hawkers Market runs from 13 November to 26 March 2021.

The City of Perth will encourage registration of people accessing the Twilight Hawkers Market to help the Department of Health with COVID-19 contact tracing. Pre-download the SafeWA app to check in at Twilight Hawkers Market when you attend.

 

https://www.visitperth.com/events/twilight-hawkers-market-perth

 

Australia Day – City of South Perth

Tuesday, 26 January
Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth

 

Morning Ceremony

8-9.30am, Tuesday 26 January 2021
Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth (opposite Forrest St)

The City of South Perth invites all residents to attend the special Australia Day flag raising and Citizenship Ceremony at Sir James Mitchell Park.

The program includes:

  • Blessing of the flag and flag raising ceremony
  • Citizenship Ceremony attended by representatives from both state and federal governments and presided over by television presenter Haley Thompson
  • Traditional Welcome to Country
  • Presentation of the AUSPIRE Community Citizen of the Year Award, acknowledging those special individuals and organisations who make a difference in our community
  • Presentation of the Ted Maslen Award for the student (resident of the City of South Perth) who achieves the highest score of all year 12 students within the City of South Perth

Great Aussie Breakfast

9.30am-10.30am, Tuesday 26 January 2021
Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth (opposite Forrest St)

The Great Aussie Breakfast is set to sizzle after the Citizenship Ceremony with the Rotary Club of Como providing a BBQ breakfast with a choice of fruit and a cup of tea, coffee, juice or water for the small cost of $5 which goes back into the local community.

There will also be free kid’s entertainment.

Parking

Free parking will be available on Sir James Mitchell Park from 6-11am.

Parking is available accessible via the gate entry on Mill Point Rd (opposite Forrest St). Accessible parking is also available.

Act Belong Commit

The City is committed to supporting positive mental health and wellbeing within the community, and has partnered with Mentally Healthy WA to promote the Act Belong Commit health campaign.

https://southperth.wa.gov.au/discover/whats-on/Events/events-detail/2021/01/26/default-calendar/australia-day-2021-morning-ceremony-great-aussie-breakfast

 

Australia Day in Kings Park

Tuesday, 26 January, 12pm to 9pm
Kings Park, Perth

 

In Kings Park, the traditional 21 Gun Salute fires at noon on Australia Day from the State War Memorial and the Fraser Avenue precinct offers a perfect place for a family picnic.

On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what is great about Australia and being Australian. Even though the date 26 January has been recognised since the early nineteenth century it was not until 1935 that all the Australian states and territories used that name to mark that date. Australia Day has been observed as a national public holiday since 1994.

Hundreds of celebrations are held across Australia, both formal and informal. It is the day to reflect on what Australia has achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It is also the day to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.

A total fire ban will be in place throughout the day; no sparklers or portable barbecues are permitted. Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a spike-free venue, which means no shade tents or marquees are to be erected. Dogs are not permitted at this event. Drones are not permitted in Kings Park on Australia Day.

https://www.experienceperth.com/event/australia-day-kings-park

 

Australia Day Party 2021 

Tuesday, 26 January, 10am to 5pm
Outback Splash, 1635 Neaves Road, Bullsbrook

 

Our 7th annual… AUSTRALIA DAY PARTY 🇦🇺🥳
* DJ
* FREE AUSSIE TATTOOS
* PRIZES
* WATERMELON EATING COMPETITION 😂🍉🤢
PLUS
ZOOPER DOOPERS, LAMOS AND A TRADITIONAL BACKYARD SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Open 10am-5pm
No additional cost, standard ticket entry… so FREE for 20/21 Season Pass holders 🙌

 

Australia Day Celebrations 2021 – City of Mandurah

Tuesday, 26 January, 8.30am to 11am
Mandurah Foreshore, Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah

 

Head to Mandurah for Australia Day  – it’s Mandurah’s largest annual Citizenship Ceremony.

Live music thanks to the Mandurah Concert Band will set the mood ahead of the ceremony beginning.

The official ceremony starts at 8.30am with the winners for the Community Citizen of the Year Awards announced, followed by the welcoming of over 100 new citizens who will take their oath to become Australia’s newest citizens.

The event finishes with a flotilla of boats on the estuary, organised by Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club (MOFSC) competing for the best dressed title awarded by Mandurah’s Mayor, Rhys Williams at approximately 11am.

There are NO fireworks in Mandurah on Australia Day.

Note: Please leave your pets at home as dogs are now prohibited at City events due to large crowd numbers.

https://www.visitmandurah.com/event/australia-day-celebrations-2021/

 

Australia Day BBQ – City of Bayswater

Tuesday, 26 January, 8am to 11am
City of Bayswater Civic Centre, Broun Avenue, Bayswater

 

Enjoy a relaxed morning of live music, free kids activities and a BBQ in the sunshine outside the City of Bayswater Civic Centre.

https://www.facebook.com/events/255825759215009/

 

Australia Day Big Breakfast – City of Gosnells 

Tuesday, 26 January, 8am to 11am
Centennial Pioneer Park Amphitheatre, Gosnells

 

This coming Australia Day, bring your family and friends along to the City of Gosnells annual Australia Day Big Breakfast.
Come say G’day on Tuesday 26 January at Centennial Pioneer Park Amphitheatre in Gosnells from 8 – 11am.
The Gosnells Rotary Club will be there to fire up the barbecue with a cooked brekkie for sale or you can grab a bite to eat at one of the onsite food vans to keep you fuelled all day.
This annual family friendly event includes a range of free entertainment and activities for all ages including:
🟢 Cork hat and wattle crown craft
🟡 Stilt walkers and roving entertainers
🟢 Mini Golf
🟡 Australian wildlife displays
🟢 Kids fun zone
🟡 Lamington decorating
🟢 Freedom Fairy bubbleology
Entertainment will take the main stage with circus performers, bush ranger stage shows, Class Act dancers, Australian musicians and much more.
Australia Day Big Breakfast proudly supported by the Department of Social Services.

Australia Day Coogee Beach Festival 

Tuesday, 26 January, 8am to 12pm
Coogee Beach, Cockburn Road, Coogee

 

Join us and MC Adrian Alaberg for Australia Day celebrations.
The event includes live entertainment and we’re bringing back your favourite competitions.
Local Acts
Murphy’s Lore
Dilip ‘n the Davs
Binjareb Middars Aboriginal Dance Group
Flamingo Strings (String Quartet for kids)
Activities in the park
Free sausage sizzle (while stocks last)
Free water amusement rides and slides
South Coogee Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade demos
Weaving
Multicultural food availabe to purchase on site
On the beach
Mermaids
Sandcastle building competition
Valet bike parking will be available and BikeWise will also be holding a Balance Bike Clinic and free bike check and tunes.
Remember to bring:
Sunglasses
Hat
Sunscreen
Water bottle
Bathers and towel
Cash – as there are no EFTPOS machines.
Road closures and parking
Powell Road access closed 6am to 1pm. Parking for this event is opposite the beach off Cockburn Road and at Coogee Hall off Howick Court. Access to Coogee Beach Cafe and regular beach-goers parking is via Peri end through Orsino Bvd. The City of Cockburn apologises for any inconvenience that this event may cause.
COVID-19
This event is subject to change or cancellation. Check back here regularly or on our social media pages closer to the event. We recommend downloading the COVID app and adhering to social distancing while attending events. If you feel unwell or are showing symptoms, please seek medical advice and do not attend this event.

 

Australia Day Celebration with Food, Fashion and Fun!

Tuesday, 26 January, 11am to 11pm
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Place, East Perth

 

Join us for this free family-friendly Australia Day celebration! More details coming soon!

https://www.facebook.com/events/271375081034185/

 

AAA Australia Day BBQ

Tuesday, 26 January, from 1pm
Australian Arab Association, Glenbrook Road, Thornlie

 

Celebrate with Australian Arab Association this Australia Day.
EVERYONE WELCOME.
More information coming soon!!!
This year the Australian Arab Association will host family-friendly events 26th January, giving local residence and families the chance to enjoy Australia Day through a variety of activities and free entertainment.
The AAA Australia Day events encourage acceptance, inclusion and respect for all people and invite our whole community to enjoy an Australia Day full of fun performances and kids rides.
For many people, Australia Day is about celebrating the values, freedoms of our country.
This events is a COVID safe environment

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2795634854097291/

 

Australia Day Concert in Woodbridge 

Tuesday, 26 January, 5pm to 7pm
Woodbridge House, 8254 Ford Street, Woodbridge

 

The Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay presents a family friendly Australia Day Concert at Woodbridge House, an afternoon of light opera, music theatre and Australiana favourites.
Featuring Alessandro Pittorino (organ) with Freeze Frame Opera’s, Daniella Sicari, Caitlin Cassidy and Caroline Badnell (piano), plus rising stars Beth Redwood and Olivia Ferguson.
This is an outdoor concert – BYO rug, chairs, food and drink.

Coastal Drift Australia Day Concert

Tuesday, 26 January, 8.30pm to 11.45pm
The Gov’s Sports Bar, Rottnest Island

 

Make a note of these dates for 2021 & hope to see you there!

Restrictions: All Ages

Admission: Free

https://www.facebook.com/coastaldriftmuso/

About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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