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Free fireworks to bring in 2016
If you'd like to celebrate the new year with a bang, and can't wait until Australia Day to enjoy some fireworks, there are a few options around. They are spread around the greater Perth area so you should be able to find one near you. If not, it's the perfect time of year to get away!
Mandurah New Years Eve. Pic: City of Mandurah website
These are events for both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day:
PERTH REGION Mandurah: New Years' Eve from 6pm-12am at the Eastern Foreshore. They are offering family friendly entertainment and fireworks at both 9pm and 12 midnight. There will be food vans, local cafes, Sector X youth zone and a live entertainment stage. Alcohol free event.
Rottnest: New Year's Eve will see the first ever fireworks display over Thomson's Bay at 9pm. There will be three zones to choose from offering different entertainment commencing at 3:30pm. Special discounted ferries available.
Rockingham: New Year's Eve celebrations will be at Churchill Park, Rockingham Beach. The Waikiki Village Shopping Centre Kids Zone will be open from 5pm-9pm. Fireworks are at midnight. Alcohol free event.
Fremantle: No guarantees but you might be able to spot some fireworks opposite the Left Bank in East Fremantle, they do have a fireworks display as part of a ticketed event.
Shelley: The City of Canning's community concert and fireworks is held on New Year's Day from 4pm-8pm at Shelley Beach Foreshore, Riverton Drive, Shelley. Food and drink available or bring a picnic, kids entertainment provided.
REGIONAL Albany: On New Years Eve Albany is also offering two lots of fireworks on the harbour, at 9pm and midnight. A good vantage point is Anzac Peace Park.
Bunbury: There are also New Year's Eve fireworks happening at the Bunbury Trotting Club. This is not a free event and you will need to purchase tickets.