What’s on guide: What not to miss on the first weekend of 2019

It’s the first weekend of 2019 so why not kickstart your year with a fun weekend!

If you have some spare time on your hands this weekend or are trying to find something for the family to enjoy, the Mandurah Mail’s weekend guide has you sorted.

We’ve collected a handy itinerary of all the happenings in Mandurah this weekend, so check out what our great city has in store for you below.

Saturday, January 5

Min 16°C – Max 29°C

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly early in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day. – Source/BOM.


  • Where: Halls Head Central
  • When: 10am-3pm

Dean Morris was only ten years old when he started the GOSAC – Give Our Strays A Chance charity to raise awareness about adopting and donating to animal shelters in Western Australia.

GOSAC’s signature annual event, GOSAC Day, invites Mandurah community members to donate, meet the animals and maybe even add another member to their family.

There will be cats and dogs available for adoption from SAFE Perth, bunnies to play with and raffles. Dean and his team will also be available to provide information about adopting animals into the family.

For more information, visit the GOSAC Facebook page.

Good Folk Festival

  • Where: Ravenswood Hotel
  • When: 5pm-late

With a lineup of real fine folk, the Ravenswood Hotel’s Good Folk Festival is a free, family friendly evening for all ages.

It will be an evening under the stars listening to international acts including the likes of Justin Walshe Folk Machine, Tracey Barnett, the Holly Smoke and Ashlea Reale and the Outlaws performing on the riverside stage.

For more information, visit the Ravenswood Hotel website.

Sunday, January 6

Min 20°C – Max 33°C

Mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. – Source/BOM.

CASM Open Studio Collective

  • Where: Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM)
  • When: 10am-4pm

Visit CASM for the opportunity to experience a collective of local artists working within an open studio environment.

Spectators are invited to engage in thought provoking conversation while learning about each artists’s practice, including their working concepts and techniques. View new works, purchase original artworks directly from the artist or discover new workshop opportunities.

This weekend’s event will be hosted by Hilly Coufreur and Tiny Shops on Wheels. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.