So another Australia Day is coming soon. And we're all in a holiday mood and want to celebrate. Of course.
The question is what do you want to do and where do you want to do it? You can either do your own thing and gather all your cronies for a private function, or you can head out to one of the public ones out there. Some even come with free barbecue, so really, all you need to do is show up (and prepare your friendly face for all the other people wanting free breakfast too--noone wants a grumpy festival goer).
Where can we find one of those free thingies then? From this list below (in chronological order where exact time is known):
Morning/ Breakfast Events
City of Cockburn's Australia Day BBQ Where: Coogee Beach Reserve, Powell Road, Coogee When: 7-11am What: Family entertainment, free sausage sizzle and ice-cream
City of Mandurah's Australia Day Celebrations Where: Mandurah Foreshore When: 7-11am
What: Big Aussie Breakfast by the Lions Club, Active Citizenship Awards, Flotilla of Boats, Best Dressed Award
City of Canning's Australia Day Citizenship Breakfast Where: Cannington Leisureplex, Sevenoaks Street, Cannington When: 7.30am
What: Free breakfast, musical performances by Canning City Brass Band
City of Bayswater's Australia Day Community BBQ
Where: Pat O'Hara Reserve, Wellington Road, Morley
What: Free barbecue, live music, kid's entertainment
City of Melville's Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony
Where: John Creaney Reserve, corner of Parry Avenue and Benningfield Road, Bull Creek
What: Gold coin donation for breakfast, Australia Day Awards, Scouts Flag Raising Ceremony
Town of Cambridge's Australia Day Festival and Citizenship Ceremony
Where: Perry Lakes Reserve, off Perry Lakes Drive (near Cambridge Scout Hall), Floreat
What: Children's entertainment, free breakfast
Combined Council's Australia Day Celebrations (of Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe and Mosman Park)
What: Flag raising ceremony, Australia Day Awards, free community barbeque breakfast, family entertainment
Evening/ Fireworks Events
City of Fremantle's Indian Ocean Fireworks
Where: Bathers Beach, Fremantle
What: Stage performances, markets, kid's entertainment, fireworks
City of Perth's Skyworks
Where: Langley Park Entertainment Zone, Celebration Zone South Perth, or Survival Perth Zone in Supreme Court Garden
What: Hundreds of free family entertainment options in Langley Park and South Perth Zones catering for different ages. Make Smoking History Survival Day Concert in Supreme Court Garden. Most celebration areas are smoke and alcohol-free. BYO picnic zones available in limited parts of Kings Park and Langley Park (see here for map). Finale is Skyworks at 8pm.
Town of Bassendean's Australia Day Festival of Fireworks
Where: Ashfield Oval, Guildford Road, Ashfield
All information in this article was gathered from each city council's website and some of the information were still missing at time of writing (e.g. exact time of event). Head to each link provided closer to the date for more information.