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Where to See Fireworks this New Year's Eve and Australia Day in Perth

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by Shannon Meyerkort (subscribe)
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Published December 12th 2016
Celebrate with a bang
It's that time of year when two things are guaranteed the kids will (try) and start behaving in anticipation of a visit from Santa, and there will be fireworks!

Here are some of the places you will be able to find fireworks for both New Year's Eve (Saturday December 31st, 2016) and Australia Day (Thursdays 26th January, 2017)

City of Perth fireworks
City of Perth fireworks


More pyrotechnics than fireworks, there will be a huge family-friendly event in Northbridge starting at 4pm with a free Frozen singalong, aerial shows, two stages with live music, Bizircus, beatboxing and more. The pyrotechnics display will bring in the New year at midnight.

When: Saturday 31st December, 2016 from 4pm
Where: Northbridge Piazza and Perth Cultural Centre
For more information visit Northbridge NYE.

Mandurah NYE
Mandurah New Years Eve

There will be a huge, free family friendly event with plenty of entertainment in the lead up to not one, but two fireworks displays. There will be a special youth zone (11 and 25 years), rides and games, markets stalls, food vans and more. The fireworks will take place at both 9pm and midnight.

When: Saturday 31st December, 2016 from 6pm
Where: Mandurah eastern foreshore
For more information visit Mandurah NYE.

Rockingham NYE
Rockingham New Years Eve

Rockingham puts on a big evening of live music and entertainment, rides and two fireworks displays. This huge event is smoke and alcohol free and is a popular event for thousands of families.

When: Saturday 31st December, 2016 from 5pm
Where: Churchill Park, Rockingham Beach Road
For more information visit Rockingham NYE.

Rotto NYE
NYE at Rottnest

Those on Rotto will have an afternoon of free entertainment in the lead up to an early fireworks display at 9pm. There will be stage shows and roving performers, glow-in-the-dark face painters, a silent disco, a pop-up food village and live music.

When: Saturday 31st December, 2016 from 3.30pm. Fireworks at 9pm
Where: Thompson Bay, Rottnest
For more information visit Rotto NYE.

Gloucester Park
Unlike all the other events, this one is not free but your $99 ticket provides not only a spectacular fireworks display but an evening of canapes, a drink on arrival, live bands and all the fun of the races.

When: Saturday 31st December, 2016 from 7m.
Where: Gloucester Park, East Perth
For more information visit Gloucester Park NYE.

Armadale Australia Day
Armadale Australia


Skyworks (ie South Perth, Kings Park, Perth City)
With a full day of free entertainment including air shows, water shows, concerts, food markets and more in locations across South Perth and the city, the Skyshow will take place at 8pm over the Swan River with great viewing locations in Kings Park, South Perth and Perth foreshore.

When: Thursday 26th January, 2017 from 3pm-9pm fireworks at 8pm
Where: Langley Park, Kings Park and South Perth foreshore
For more information visit Skyshow.

The celebrations in Armadale start at 5pm and run to 9pm including a spectacular fireworks closing event. There will be easy, family friendly activities including a water park, amusements and rides as well as food stalls and live music and entertainment.

When: Thursday 26th January, 2017 from 5pm-9pm
Where: Minnawarra Park, Armadale
For more information visit Armadale Australia Day Celebrations.
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Why? Because everyone loves fireworks
When: NYE 2016 and Australia Day 2017
Where: Across Perth
Cost: Mostly free
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