Western Australians from all walks of life will get the opportunity to celebrate the nation together, when the City of South Perth kicks off its Australia Day celebrations on South Perth’s foreshore on January 26.
The City will host a family friendly celebration at Sir James Mitchell Park, attracting families, youth and seniors in its annual celebration of the country.
Celebrations will begin with an Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony which will welcome the City’s newest Australian citizens.
The City will also present the Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards, acknowledging individuals and organisations that have made a notable contribution or service.
A Year 12 student in the City of South Perth will also be acknowledged with the Ted Maslen award, given to the student who achieved the highest marks of all year 12 students in the City.
The Rotary Club of Como will host the Great Aussie Breakfast after the ceremony.
Lotterywest and the City will launch the Australia Day Celebration Zone from 3pm, providing families the opportunity to enjoy the day in a safe, alcohol and smoke free environment.
The City of South Perth said road closures will be in place from 12pm to 10:30pm on the day in and around the event area in South Perth.
A free shuttle service will be available every 10 minutes between George Burnett Leisure Centre, Manning Road, the corner of Elderfield Road in Karawara, the City of South Perth Civic Centre, the corner of Sandgate Street and South Terrace and the event zone.
People driving to the event will need to obtain special parking permits.
More information about the day’s events can be found at www.southperth.wa.gov.au.