Celebrated annually on the 26th January, Australia Day is recognised as the National Day of Australia. Marking the arrival of the first fleet of British ships into New South Wales’, Port Jackson, in 1788, each year on the anniversary Australian’s gather to celebrate through all manner of events! History and culture, food and drink here’s our round up of the best Australia Day events in Perth for this year’s celebrations.
City of Perth – Skyworks Event 2017
Experience music, dance, art and food in celebration of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities. Including dance workshops and information sessions this is the perfect chance for you to immerse yourself in the world’s oldest living culture.
Supreme Court Gardens, 3pm – 7pm
Water Regatta & Air Show
The beautiful Swan River is the stage for loads of water action, whilst the skies above play an aviation spectacle. From wooden boats to Quick Cats, vintage aircraft to ariel smoke displays make sure you’re set to see the action!
Viewing from Various Locations, 3:30pm -7:30pm
See the 2017 Skyworks finale illuminate the skies above Perth. Revel in the delights of an awesome Australia Day at Langley Park, Supreme Court Gardens, Sir James Mitchell Park, Kings Park or The Botanic Gardens and enjoy!
Viewing from Various Locations, 8:00pm – 8:30pm
Events around the city – Food & Drink
The Lucky Shag
Relaxed by day and vibrant by night this awesome waterside venue is the perfect place to hang out with friends this Australia Day.
Barrack Street Jetty, Perth, 11am-11pm
The Generous Squire
Enjoy celebrations with Australia’s first ever brewer, and all your favourite James Squire beers on tap! Great beats, delicious brews plus epic Aussie food & drink specials!
397 Murray Street, 11am-11:45pm
Ping Pong, Vegemite, Triple J’s hottest 100 and a post Skyworks Show Party will see you having a wicked party at The Aviary’s rooftop bar!
1/140 William St, 11am – Late
$100 cash prize pool competition; live music from Blue Gene and DJ James MacArthur will help you dance the night away and celebrate this Australia Day
46 Lake St, Northbridge, 6pm – Late
by Gemma Glover