The best things to do this Australia Day!
There is so much to do this Australia Day in Perth City!
So check out the events below and celebrate with your city.
BIRAK CONCERT AT THE AUSTRALIA DAY SKYWORKS
3pm to 7.30pm
Full of music, dance, art and food, the Birak Concert at Supreme Court Gardens celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities.
This integral part of the Skyworks celebrations will host a huge line-up of indigenous entertainment including a stage performance from The Last Kinection, a live broadcast by Noongar Radio, workshops, community stalls and more.
LOTTERYWEST ENTERTAINMENT ZONE AT THE AUSTRALIA DAY SKYWORKS
3pm to 7.45pm
The Lotterywest Entertainment Zone at Langley Park will keep you entertained with a stellar line up of free carnival rides and amusements for young and old, a water playground with water slides and activities, live entertainment, international food markets, a silent disco and more! Plus – don’t miss your chance to win $1000 every 30 minutes!
o Carnival rides and amusements
o Silent disco
o Water slides and activities
o Motocross and BMX stunt shows
o Sports zone with challenge activities
o Cultural performances and workshops
o Giant Aussie Maze
o International food market, sausage sizzles and food truck options
o Accessible area and experiences
3pm – 8pm
The Air Show makes its return to Perth skies from 3pm with a packed schedule of aerobatics performances and more right up until 8pm.
Turn your eyes to the sky to experience an impressive aviation display and aerobatics featuring vintage aircraft, helicopters, and planes flying in formation.
As the night closes in secure your spot on the foreshore to watch the spectacular fireworks display from 8pm. See the sky above the Swan River come alive with colour on Australia Day’s largest annual fireworks display.
HELPFUL TIPS AND TRICKS
There’s plenty of room on the foreshore to experience Skyworks up close, and getting in and out doesn’t have to be a hassle. To make the most of the events above, plan your journey before you head into the city to celebrate.
The City of Perth is offering three hours of free parking on weekends and public holidays. This includes the below areas:
– Street parking along Street Parking along Hay and Murray Streets either side of the mall from Milligan Street to Victoria Avenue.
– City of Perth Parking (CPP) His Majesty’s, Cultural Centre and Pier Street carparks.
It’s also important to remember that some road closures can cause delays when exiting car parks, for information check out visitperth.com.au/skyworks, download the CPP mobile app or call 1300 889 613 to prevent running into any unnecessary delays.
For those heading in on public transport, Transperth will be putting on plenty of additional trains and buses to get you there and back. For the latest information before you travel, head to Transperth’s Journey Planner – transperth.wa.gov.au/journey-planner
Come together in the spirit of Australia Day to not only celebrate our city, but to show support and raise money for our fellow Australians in bushfire affected areas.
There will be City of Perth fundraising volunteers roving throughout the event collecting donations via EFTPOS and cash. Volunteers will be accepting donations between 3pm and 8pm across Skyworks venues: Langley Park, Supreme Court Gardens, Perth Foreshore and Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth.
Or, you can make a donation to the Australian Red Cross online via this fundraising page.
Let’s come together as a community and support our fellow Australians.
For more information about Skyworks please go to visitperth.com.au/skyworks.