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Wondering what to do on the Australia Day public holiday? Whether you want to see the annual Australia Day fireworks or head to an event in the city, we know the places in Perth where you can go on 26 January.
The Australia Day Skyworks event is making a return in 2022 with the annual Birak Concert, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities and cultures, the Entertainment Zone presented by Lotterywest and the 8pm Firework Show above the Swan River.
|Vantage point||What's happening?||Time|
|Supreme Court Gardens||Birak Concert with welcome to Country performance with dancers, community stalls, music performances from Pipeline Band, Lilly Gogos and Flewnt. If you can't make it to the event, Noongar Radio will be broadcasting the performances.||Starts at 3pm.|
|Langley Park and||The Entertainment Zone is true to its name with amusement rides, obstacle courses, a freestyle motocross and BMX stunt show, a water playground and 18-hole mini golf.||Starts at 3pm.|
|Swan River||Before the 8pm fireworks display, the Swan River will put on a show with aerobatic displays, plane formations and water drop demonstrations. More details are expected to be announced soon.||Commences before the 8pm fireworks.|
|Swan River||For the main event, Perth's sky will light up with fireworks above the Swan River.||Fireworks start at 8pm.|
Image: Perth City
|Australia Day Morning Ceremony & Great Aussie Breakfast||Spend the morning at the City of South Perth's flag raising and citizenship ceremony, followed by an Australian-style BBQ provided by the Rotary Club of Como ($5 for the sausage sizzle). With free entertainment for the kids, you can bring the whole family.||Sir James Mitchell Park.||26 January 2022|
Morning ceremony: 8am–9:30am
|Australia Day Triathlon||Whether you're in it to win it or are a proud spectator, the Australia Day Triathlon is not one to miss on 26 January. It's a family-friendly event with categories for all grades of athletes starting from 12 years old up to 70+.||Point Walter Reserve.||6:20am–9:40am||Entry fees start at $40 per person. The event is free to watch.|
|Australia Day Family Day Out||Enjoy a morning filled with family and dog-friendly activities. Including a 2km or 4km walk with your furry friend (bring a gold coin donation for the Rotary Club of Rossmoyne), puppy parade, stand up paddle-boarding, photo booth, sporting activities and food trucks. The event will commence with a Welcome to Country and the Community Citizen of the Year Awards will be presented mid-morning.||Shelley Beach Foreshore Park.||9am–1pm||Free.|
|Australia Day High Tea||Tuck into a delicious Australian-themed high tea which includes bottomless tea alongside sweet and savoury treats.||Amarlou Homestead, 220 Young Road, Baldavis.||10:30am–12:30pm||$75 per person. Gluten-friendly option available for an additional $10.|
|Australia Day Community Breakfast||Join the Reflect Respect Celebrate Community Breakfast for breakfast and entertainment. Aboriginal and multicultural performers will be singing and dancing throughout the morning. You can have your face painted and experience Aboriginal cultural activities. Pack a picnic blanket to sit down while you eat breakfast and enjoy the community spirit.||Burswood Park.||8:30am–10:30a.||Free but registering for tickets is required.|
|Australia Day Concert 2022||Pack your picnic blanket, chairs and food for a family-friendly outdoor concert at Woodbridge House on Australia Day. The line-up includes light opera, musical theatre, including Australian favourites performed by Daniella Sicari, Chelsea Kluga, Jake Bigwood and more.||Woodbridge House.||5pm–7pm||Free.|
|Australia Day 2022 Multicultural Night||Participate in a multicultural event with dancing, music and food on Australia Day, organised by the team at the Hare Krishna Temple and Community Centre.||Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre.||5pm–8pm||Free.|
|Mister Walker Australia Day Celebrations||If you want to enjoy dinner in a prime position to watch the Australia Day Skyworks, Mister Walker Restaurant is the place to be. Your ticket includes entry, canapés, an open bar and DJ entertainment after the fireworks display.||Mister Walker Restaurant, Mends Street Jetty, South Perth||6pm–11pm||$150 per person.|
|Australia Day at The Great Aussie Buffet||Take in the views overlooking the Swan River with a relaxing buffet dinner. Favourites including lamb cutlets, crispy salmon skin and chargrilled chicken are on the menu.||Gusti Restaurant and Bar, 54 Terrace Road, East Perth||6pm–9pm||Gusti Terrace: $85 per person for adults, $40 per person for children (aged 4-12 years)|
Gusti Restaurant: $65 per person for adults, $40 per person for children (aged 4-12 years).
|Australia Day at Fraser's||Head to Fraser's terrace for a summer cocktail party featuring canapés, beverages, food stations, a dedication corner for the kids to hang out and DJ entertainment. You can enjoy the 8pm fireworks on Fraser's terrace or lawn.||Fraser's Restaurant, 60 Fraser Avenue, West Perth||5pm–9pm||$165 per person for adults, $75 per person for teenagers (aged 12–17 years) and $50 for kids under 12 years.|
Take today to learn more about the original custodians of our great land on a cultural tour. You'll be taken through Dreamtime stories, traditional songs and more.
Spend your Australia Day celebrating the best tipples and tastes of the region by heading to a local wine region and supporting your local wine makers.
We're lucky to have so many pristine beaches and fun water activities readily available in Australia, particularly in Perth and surrounding areas. From swimming and surfing to paddle-boarding and sailing, there's no better place to be than at the beach if the sun is out.
Like you weren't going to anyway. But instead of heading to your local, make this one a bit more special by checking out a new brewery and going on a tasting tour. You never know, you might just find your new favourite watering hole.
Got kids? Perhaps you simply love animals? There are more than a handful of animal encounters you can have in Perth on Australia Day, including swimming with dolphins, feeding penguins and taking that all-important quokka selfie.
|Attraction||Australia Day trading hours||Where to book|
|AQWA – The Aquarium of Western Australia||9am–4pm||RedBalloon|
|Lane Poole Park Trees Adventure||9am–5pm||RedBalloon|
|The Perth Mint||9am–5pm||Klook|
|Aquatastic Water Park||10am–4pm||Scoopon|
|Fremantle Ferris Wheel||10am–9pm||Viator|
|City Rock Summit Climbing Centre||10am–10pm||Scoopon|
|WA Maritime Museum||9am–5pm||Klook|
|Fremantle Roundhouse||10:30am–3:30pm||Free, donations recommended|
|Adventure World||10am–6pm||Adventure World|
|WA Museum Boola Bardip||9:30am–5pm||Free entry|
|Perth Zoo||9am–5pm||Perth Zoo|
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