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Australia Day Family Events


Australia Day is an awesome day for Perth families to get out and enjoy all things Australian, with events and things to do that include, brekkies, beaches, swimming, rides, activities, fireworks and more! There are heaps of great family friendly events this Australia Day 2017 both north and south of the river.

Perth City  & South Perth

Celebration Zone South Perth
Spanning over 10 hectares along the South Perth foreshore, the event features multiple areas with 100 free activities suitable for toddlers to adults, a range of food vendors and ample shade and picnic areas for families to enjoy. The event provides the opportunity to come together and enjoy Australia Day in a safe, alcohol and smoke free environment. 3 - 7.30pm. Sir James Mitchell Park.

Langley Park Entertainment Zone Australia Day

Family fun galore in the free Entertainment Zone plus Perth’s best views of the fireworks show. The Langley Park Entertainment Zone starts from 3.00pm.

Australia Day Skyworks Perth Foreshore


Captain Cook Cruises Australia Day

Depart Fremantle at 6.00pm on the MV Captain Cook and cruise up the Swan River to Barrack Street Jetty Perth, where you will have exclusive views of the spectacular fireworks display from the open decks of your vessel and our private jetty. This return cruise as well as the private jetty in Perth is a smoke free zone. This is a family friendly cruise.

North of the River

Australia Day at Allara Eglinton

Enjoy a day of fun, sun, sport and water play!
-Cool off at the newly opened water playground
-Play all day on the rest of the adventure playground featuring ropes, swings, slides, climbing webs and trampolines
-Get active with organised games on the multi-courts
-Bring your bathers and be prepared to get wet on the pop-up water amusements
-Cheer on Australia Vs Pakistan live on the BIG screen for the Australia Day One Day International Series match
-Practice your own bowling, batting & fielding and join a team for some friendly cricket matches.
Bring your own picnic or purchase a sausage sizzle, gelato, soft drink or coffee on the day. Please note that the event is a smoke and alcohol free family affair. 11-3pm

The Marina Mindarie Australia Day

Keep the kids entertained from 11am – 4pm at our giant sandpit with free activities including a jumping castle, surf simulator, Aussie temporary tattoos, the big dig, Vegemite finger painting and a bubble zone.  Jesters Pie eating competition at 3.45pm, live entertainment at The Boat from 3-6pm and Crocodile Dundee showing on the silver screen at the Indi Bar to finish off the evening.

Australia Day Celebration & FIreworks Bassendean
shfield Reserve 5-9pm. Entertainment, food, carnival rides, live entertainment, 8 pm

Australia Day Festival & Citizenship Ceremony Perry Lakes Reserve
Celebrate Australia Day under the shady gum trees at Perry Lakes. There will be plenty of fantastic children's entertainment provided on the day, together with a free breakfast generously supplied by the Lions Club of Floreat. 8am - 12:30pm

Australia Day BBQ Claremont Pool
Sausage sizzle and a swim. 8-11am

Ballajura Lions Australia Day Brekky

The Maze Bullsbrook Aussie Day

Live DJ, Aussie Burgers, Lamingtons, Our New FREE Zinc Station, along with Aussie Tattoos for the Kids. Entry Fees Apply. 10-5pm

Nedlands Yacht Club Australia Day Fundraiser

Picnic on the foreshore and enjoy catering from our Galley and some of Perth's best food trucks as well as the Club bar serving drinks to keep your thirst quenched. Curb your Hunger Food Truck and Greek Streat Eats are coming on board for the day! With their delicious food what else could you need? You can also pre-order a BBQ pack which consists of 2 sausages, a steak and salad for $15 and cook up your lunch on the BBQ's with mates. There will be a slip and slide and games to keep the kids entertained for the afternoon while you relax and enjoy our views before the fireworks kick off. 4-9.30pm

South of the River 

Australia Day Coogee Beach Festival
Celebrate Australia Day Cockburn-style and enjoy a free sausage sizzle. Plus there's free entertainment for the whole family including a watermelon eating and sandcastle building competition and rides. 8- 12noon

Australia Day Celebration Rockingham
Churchill Park, 5-8.30pm

Australia Day Armadale
Celebrate Australia Day with a jam-packed evening of festivities and fireworks at Minnawarra Park, Armadale. Picnic across the parks, indulge in the activities including the water fun park, carnival amusement rides and of course tempt your tastebuds with the variety of food stalls.  A full program of live music showcasing some of the best local talent that takes us to the finale spectacular fireworks display. This is a smoke and alcohol free event. 5pm – 9.30pm. Minnawarra Park

City of Kwinana Australia Day at Kwinana Adventure Park
Join in Kwinana’s annual Australia Day celebration and awards.
• Citizenship ceremony
• Premier’s Awards
• Free activities – water slide, bungee run, face painting, bubble station (from 10am)
• BBQ breakfast provided by Rotary Club of Kwinana Inc
• Free ice-cream for the first 500 children
• Music by Howie Morgan Project from 10:30am to 12:30pm 
9:00–12:30. Calista Oval

Australia Day Big Breakfast Centennial Park Gosnells
Free entertainment, performances and activities held at the newly renovated Pioneer Park Amphitheatre.With heaps of free activities for the whole family, as well as a full line-up of live stage entertainment, come down and join in the fun. 8-11am

East / Hills / Swan Valley

Australia Day at Mandoon Estate Caversam


Australia Day Citizenship Celebrations Mandurah
Head to the foreshore between 7am - 9am to enjoy a $5 cooked Aussie breakfast thanks to the Lions Club of Mandurah and live music thanks to the Mandurah Concert Band.
 The event finishes with a flotilla of boats on the estuary, organised by Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club (MOFSC) 7am-11.30am

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