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Struth, there’s a lot going on in Perth this week. With green and gold being the colours of choice, it certainly is an Australian celebration, and it’s a big one too, with loads of true blue events happening throughout the city.
So if you're still scratching your head wondering where you'll be on Australia Day, we know a few beaut places in Perth where you won’t be the only one wrapped in an Aussie flag.
Due to the pandemic, the fireworks extravaganza has been axed for 2021.
"The advice from the Chief Health Officer is that proceeding with Skyworks in 2021 presents too great a risk to community safety," said Lord Mayor Zempilas.
In light of this, Zampilas has promised that other events will go ahead, saying, "A new program of family activities, music and entertainment and neighbourhood events across the City of Perth is already being planned. We will celebrate Australia Day 2021 and we will do it safely".
See below for what you can get up to this year instead.
The City of Perth has organised more than 25 free events throughout the city to celebrate Australia Day. Events start as early as Friday 22 January (because who doesn't want to make this a long weekend?) and finish on Australia Day, Tuesday 26 January.
These are the highlights, as well as some other annual events to catch.
Where one light show (the fireworks) is cancelled another light show emerges. Located on The Esplanade in Elizabeth Quay, Shining the Light: The Story of Us is a space for theelders of the Wadjuk Nyoongar people to share their stories through light, live performance and art.
It's on display from 22-26 January 2021 and features a poem, a digital centrepiece, an interactive social media mosaic, an animated mural by Perth artist Sioux Tempestt and portraits of Aussies and their stories.
Every year, Langley Park is transformed into the official site of the City of Perth’s Australia Day celebrations. Being right on the waterfront, it's also a prime spot for catching the city’s big fireworks display.
In 2021, three events are being hosted at the park. They're all on 26 January, so you can tuck into all three at once.
The first is the Lotterywest Carnival. It's a fun day out filled with rides such as dodgem cars, a castle of fun and the cups and saucers ride. The second is the Lotterywest Water Playground. The perfect excuse for a cooldown, it has waterslides and a slip n' slide.
Lastly, there's the Skydivers Drop. In other words: stop whatever you're doing at 2pm and look to the skies. You'll see skydivers manoeuvre craftily from above, headed directly for the park.
Held in the Supreme Court Gardens, the traditional Birak Concert is a celebration of Australian and Torres Strait Islanders through dance, music, art and food.
PS – The Birak Concert isn't the only indigenous gig happening this Australia Day long weekend. If you'd prefer to head out on Sunday night, Sunset Sounds at JH Abrahams Reserve has an evening of Aboriginal dance and performances alongside Aussie rock music and kids activities from 5pm-8pm.
Perth Cultural Centre also has a Ngangk Wirdiny – Birak Bonar gig on from 4pm-7:30pm on Sunday. Starting with a smoking ceremony, there will be music, poetry and dance.
Throw your support behind local artists at this all-day concert where everyone from musicians and magicians to puppetmasters and dancers take the stage.
The line-up includes Wild Wings and the Bush Fairy Show, The Lulus, Enchanted and Miss Red Lasso Show.
Spend the morning at the City of South Perth's flag raising and citizenship ceremony. This will be 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.
The morning ceremony runs from 8am-9:30am and the BBQ will be on from 9:30am-10:30am.
The City of Fremantle doesn't go big on 26 January. Instead, it hosts One Day on the 24th, a celebration of culture and inclusivity.
The program starts at 8am, with a smoking ceremony and a Nyoongar celebration of dance, before feeding the masses with a community barbeque.
Due to the pandemic, the event is going to be a smaller, more local affair, but a no less important one for the city and its Indigenous people.
On 26 January 2021 there will be a citizenship ceremony and the announcement of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
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+.
For those looking to swim, cycle and run, the triathlon events include junior, novice, fun and sprint categories. For those wishing to skip the swim, the duathlon is available in standard and sprint forms.
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.
From swimming and surfing to paddleboarding and sailing, if the sun is out, there's no better place to be than at the beach or on the water.
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.
Like you weren't going to anyway. But instead of heading to your local, make this one a bit more spesh 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.
From quad biking to skydiving over the beach, make this Australia Day one to remember by tapping into the thrill-seeker within you.
If you love to be entertained, then book your mates in for an escape room or virtual reality experience to really get the cogs working. Or, simply settle in for a movie at the local cinema.
|Attraction||Australia Day trading hours||Where to book|
|AQWA – The Aquarium of Western Australia||9am-4pm||RedBalloon|
|Skydive Australia, Rockingham||6am||RedBalloon|
|Lane Poole Park Trees Adventure||9am-5pm||RedBalloon|
|Perth Zoo||9am-5pm||Experience Oz|
|Aquatastic Water Park||10am-4pm||Scoopon|
|Fremantle Ferris Wheel||10am-9pm||Scoopon|
|The Escape Hunt Experience||9:30am-9:30pm||Scoopon|
|City Rock Summit Climbing Centre||10am-10pm||Scoopon|
|WA Maritime Museum||9:30am-5:30pm||Klook|
|Fremantle Roundhouse||10:30am-3:30pm||Free, donations recommended|
|WA Museum Boola Bardip||9am-5pm||Free entry|
|The Perth Mint||9am-5pm||Klook|
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