On Australia Day we celebrate all the things we love about Australia land, sense of fair go, lifestyle, democracy, the freedoms we enjoy but particularly our people. This Year many Australia Day Fireworks across the Perth has been cancelled, but the celebration going through.
Australia Day is about acknowledging and celebrating the contribution that every Australian makes to our contemporary and dynamic nation. From our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have been here for more than 50 000 years – to those who have lived here for generations, to those who have come from all corners of the globe to call our country home.
The marking of 26 January is an important date in Australia’s history and has changed over time starting as a celebration for emancipated convicts and evolving into what is now a celebration of Australia that reflects the nation’s diverse people.
Australia Day continues to be hugely popular with 3 in 4 Australians believing it has a bigger meaning beyond being just a day off.
More than half of all Australians participate in Australia Day attending events organised by State Governments, local councils, community groups or getting together with family and friends. In addition, over 16,000 new Australians become citizens on Australia Day.
Australia Day Fireworks celebration in Perth Western Australia fireworks has been cancelled at many events, but celebration across the Perth going through
Mandurah’s Longest Australia day Weekend 23rd – 26th of January
23 – 26 January Water Laser Light Spectacular 8:15 and 9 pm every night
Get your FREE tickets now at mandurah.wa.gov.au/australiaday
Don’t miss the opportunity to watch Mandurah’s waterways come alive with a 15-minute spectacular display of lasers, lights, fountains and sound bringing local stories to life.
23rd of January 2 pm until late Top of the Terrace Summer Bash
Top of the Terrace Head to the bridge end of Mandurah Terrace for the annual summer bash knockout cricket competition, surrounded by open-air bars, Triple J’s Hottest 100, live music and family-friendly entertainment.
Other things happening on this day:
24th of January 3 pm – 8 pm Musical Reflections in the Marina
Keith Holmes Reserve
Gather your family and friends for an afternoon blend of jazz and string instruments that will transform into a spectacular orchestral finale. The musicians will share their reflections on the Australia Day message, Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story.
Other things happening on this day:
Mandurah Community Museum
25th of January 2 pm – 7 pm Great Aussie BBQ
Meet up for an afternoon full of great BBQ foods from around the world, Carnival rides, amusements and professional skate demonstrations by pro skaters.
26th of January Australia Day Celebrations 8:30 am – 12 pm
A Mandurah tradition, we will welcome over 120 new citizens into our community and celebrate our community champions with the Community Citizen of the Year Awards. The ceremony is invite-only but you can enjoy the live stream screens in Mandjar Square alongside community activities, displays and performers.
26th of January 2 pm – 8 pm Eastern Foreshore & Mandjar Square
Come together to share your story, reflect and celebrate with an afternoon of family-friendly activities including live music on the Celebrate stage, outdoor movies and much more.
Australia Day City of Rockingham 26 January 2021 from 4pm-7pm
Place: Churchill and Bell Park, Rockingham Foreshore
Celebrate Australia Day at the Rockingham Foreshore! There will be lots to see and do for the whole family:
Fireworks will not be a part of the event this year. This event is part of our Summer Series of free entry, family-friendly, smoke-free and alcohol-free events.
Limited additional parking will be available at the Village Green. Parking is also available behind the Gary Holland Community Centre and Rockingham Museum. See the City’s public parking map for more details.
Bus Route 555opens in a new window will be operating every 15 minutes from 4 pm-8 pm, between Rockingham Train Station and the Rockingham Foreshore. A section of Rockingham Beach Road between Railway Terrace and Flinders Lane will be temporarily closed between 1 pm-10 pm. Due to this road closure, Bus Route 555 will detour from Rockingham Beach Road during those times.
As of Saturday 5 December 2020, the State Government requires certain venues to maintain a contact register of patrons and staff to assist in contact tracing in the event of a new community case of COVID-19 being detected. While this is not mandatory for an outdoor community event, we strongly encourage anyone attending to either check themselves in using the SafeWA app or manually sign in. A QR code will be accessible to scan using the SafeWA app or you can provide your details on a sign-in sheet. You can read more about mandatory contact tracing requirements.
Australia Day Fireworks
Australia Day celebrations City of Perth 22 Friday – Tuesday 26 January 2021
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!
See some highlight events below and click here to see the full program of events across the five-day program.
Shining the Light: The Story of Us
22 – 26 January, 7:45 pm and 9 pm
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 Whadjuk Nyoongar people starting with the Dreamtime moment of creation – and Immersive Experiences – a wonderful immersive exhibition of light installations, accompanied by live performance and art, telling our diverse Australian stories. Find out more.
AWESOME at Cathedral Square
23 and 24 January 11 am – 3 pm
The Cathedral Square lawn will be transformed for two days of colour and movement, with Earth Sculptures where you can work with an artist to create a nature-based community artwork out of local plants, twigs, flowers, objects and recyclables. Weave your own circle shapes using different recycled materials, decorate the wall textile or learn to French knit at Art Looms. You can also get your rhythm on and explore the historic precinct as you’ve never seen it before through hilarious interpretive dance with Guru Dudu Silent Disco Tours. Find out more.
Sunday 24 January, 5pm – 8pm
A community concert featuring an Aboriginal dance group, multicultural performances and classic Aussie rock. Food trucks and children’s activities are available.
26 January from 2 pm to 6:30 pm
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. There will be amusement rides and workshops for the kids, a selection of community stalls to meander through, basketball activities and an Elders Tent. The whole event will be broadcast live by Noongar Radio. Find out more.
26 January 10 am to 5 pm
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. Find out more.
Lotterywest Water Playground
26 January 10 am to 5 pm
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 old backyard slip n’ slide! Find out more.
Ultimate Adrenaline – Motocross & BMX Displays
Tuesday 26 January 11 am to 4 pm
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! Each show will consist of 20 minutes of BMX stunts and 20 minutes of motocross displays. Find out more.
Big Aussie BBQ
26 January 3pm – 8pm
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.
Australia day Fireworks list of locations
26/01/2021 8:00 PM SWAN RIVER SOUTH PERTH ESPLANADE SOUTH PERTH WA 6151 – PRIVATE AUSTRALIA DAY FIREWORKS DISPLAY
26/01/2021 7:30 PM HAMPTON HARBOUR BOAT & SAILING CLUB THE ESPLANADE DAMPIER WA 6713 – KARRATHA AUSTRALIA DAY
26/01/2021 7:30 PM MARIE MARLAND RESERVE HAMILTON RD SOUTH HEDLAND WA 6722– PORT HEDLAND AUSTRALIA DAY
26/01/2021 8:00 PM GOANNA OVAL THULLUNA CRES NEWMAN WA 6753– SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS
26/01/2021 8:00 PM CUE SPORTS GROUND WITTENOOM ST CUE WA 6640– AUSTRALIA DAY IN THE PARK
26/01/2021 8:00 PM GANTHEAUME BAY CHINAMANS DR KALBARRI WA 6536– KALBARRI AUSTRALIA DAY FIREWORKS DISPLAY
26/01/2021 8:00 PM BABBAGE ISLAND CARNARVON FASCINE TRAMWAY BDGE CARNARVON WA 6701– CARNARVON AUSTRALIA DAY
Australia Day Fireworks celebration in Perth Western Australia