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Australia Day 2022 in Perth: Fireworks, events and things to do

These are the events in Perth that are going off with a bang this Australia Day.

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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.

Australia Day fireworks in Perth

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.

Where to watch the Australia Day fireworks in Perth

Vantage pointWhat's happening?Time
Supreme Court GardensBirak 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 andThe 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 RiverBefore 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 RiverFor the main event, Perth's sky will light up with fireworks above the Swan River.Fireworks start at 8pm.

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Australia Day events in Perth for 2022

EventsDetailsWhereWhenCost
Australia Day Morning Ceremony & Great Aussie BreakfastSpend 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

BBQ: 9:30am–10:30am

Free.
Australia Day TriathlonWhether 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–9:40amEntry fees start at $40 per person. The event is free to watch.
Australia Day Family Day OutEnjoy 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–1pmFree.
Australia Day High TeaTuck 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 BreakfastJoin 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 2022Pack 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–7pmFree.
Australia Day 2022 Multicultural NightParticipate 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–8pmFree.
Mister Walker Australia Day CelebrationsIf 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 Perth6pm–11pm$150 per person.
Australia Day at The Great Aussie BuffetTake 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 Perth6pm–9pmGusti 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'sHead 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 Perth5pm–9pm$165 per person for adults, $75 per person for teenagers (aged 12–17 years) and $50 for kids under 12 years.

Things to do on Australia Day in Perth

Have an Indigenous experience

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.

Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery visit and Swan Valley Tour
Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery visit and Swan Valley Tour

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Wine and dine in Swan Valley or Margaret River

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.

Swan Valley, Caversham Wildlife Park, Wine and Chocolate Tour
Swan Valley, Caversham Wildlife Park, Wine and Chocolate Tour

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Get out on the water

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.

Spend the day at the pub

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.

Fremantle Brewery Tour, Beer Tasting and Pizza
Fremantle Brewery Tour, Beer Tasting and Pizza

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Fremantle Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting
Fremantle Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting

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Fremantle Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting with Meal
Fremantle Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting with Meal

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Meet the locals

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.

AQWA - The Aquarium of Western Australia Entry
AQWA - The Aquarium of Western Australia Entry

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Top free things to do on Australia Day in Perth

  • Get cultured. Australia Day is not just one big party – it's a day to remember Australia's history and culture. Tap into the heart of Australia Day with a trip to one of Perth's many museums, such as the Western Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
  • Join a great Aussie BBQ. Today, heaps are going on from official events to your mate's house.
  • Water Pistol Park. It's gearing up to be a hot one this Australia Day and if you need to cool down on Saturday 23 January, Yagan Square has the answer: a field dedicated to water pistol play.
  • Crash another suburb's party. We mean this in the nicest way possible. Many of Perth's major suburbs will be hosting their own Australia Day celebrations, so why not branch out and check out what activities they've got to offer? Popular suburbs include Cottesloe and Armadale.

What's open on Australia Day in Perth?

AttractionAustralia Day trading hoursWhere to book
AQWA – The Aquarium of Western Australia9am–4pmRedBalloon
Outback Splash10am–5pmRedBalloon
Lane Poole Park Trees Adventure9am–5pmRedBalloon
The Perth Mint9am–5pmKlook
Moonlight CinemasSunsetGroupon
Aquatastic Water Park10am–4pmScoopon
Fremantle Ferris Wheel10am–9pmViator
City Rock Summit Climbing Centre10am–10pmScoopon
Fremantle Prison9am–5pmKlook
WA Maritime Museum9am–5pmKlook
Fremantle Roundhouse10:30am–3:30pmFree, donations recommended
Adventure World10am–6pmAdventure World
WA Museum Boola Bardip9:30am–5pmFree entry
Perth Zoo9am–5pmPerth Zoo

Are shops open on Australia Day?

Here are the major shopping centres that will open on Australia Day and their trading hours:

  • Westfield Garden City: Open 10am–5pm
  • Westfield Carousel: Open 11am–5pm
  • Westfield Whitford City: Open 11am–5pm
  • Karrinyup: Open 8am–6pm
  • Claremont Quarter: Open 9am–5:30pm

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    ColinJanuary 4, 2019

    What day are the fireworks for Australia day on?

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      JhezJanuary 5, 2019Staff

      Hi Colin,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Australia Day fireworks in Perth will be on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 8 PM. Fireworks Vantage Points are at Langley Park, Supreme Court Gardens, St James Mitchell Park, and Kings Park and Botanic Gardens.

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