With Australia Day almost upon us, we’ve collated an all you need to know guide to the day in the Peel region.
Mandurah – Foreshore fun!
In Mandurah, the eastern foreshore will be the central place of activity on the day.
While citizenship ceremonies are hosted throughout the year in Mandurah, Australia Day is the city’s largest.
The general public are urged to converge on the foreshore between 7-9am to enjoy a $7 cooked breakfast by the Lions Club of Mandurah.
The official ceremony starts at 8.30am.
At the event, the winners for the Community Citizen of the Year Awards will be announced.
The award ceremony will be followed by the welcoming of over 100 new citizens who will take their oath to become Australian.
Throughout the event Mandurah Concert Band will perform to the masses.
The event finishes with a flotilla of boats on the estuary, organised by Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club.
At 11am, Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams will be on hand to award the flotilla’s best dressed title.
There will be no fireworks in Mandurah on Australia Day.
The event is alcohol and smoke free event, and people have been urged to leave their pets at home.
For more information, visit the event schedule on the City of Mandurah’s website.
Pinjarra – A historical backdrop
The historic Edenvale Homestead will once again be the backdrop of the Murray’s annual Australia Day celebrations.
The event is hosted by Pinjarra Lions Club and will start at 7am.
A traditional cooked breakfast at the event is promised to be a cheaper eat, compared to Mandurah’s celebrations, with the meal priced at just $5.
The day will also feature live entertainment and free face painting between 7-9am.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to go in the running to win a $400 Willie Creek Pearl, which has been sponsored by the Shire of Murray.
The official Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony to recognise and honour individuals or groups for their contribution to life in Murray, will start at 8.30am.
For more information visit the Shire of Murray’s website.
Boddington – Fun for the whole family
On January 26, the Boddington Rodeo Grounds will be the place to be for local residents.
From 8-10.30am, the ground will be a hive of activity to celebrate the annual day.
Attendees can expect live entertainment by local band Loot, a giant climbing wall, a sand pit, face painting, a dunking machine and a gate prize.
Breakfast will be served by the Lions Club of Boddington between 8-10am.
The official Australia Day Celebrations and Awards Ceremony will be opened at 9.15am by Boddington shire president Martin Glynn.
This year, the crowd will also hear from guest speaker and Australia Day ambassador Brian Greedy.
For more information on the day visit the Shire of Boddington website.
Waroona – A colourful street parade
A street parade is set to start the Waroona Australia Day celebrations off to a colourful start.
The event, held at Waroona Memorial Hall, promises fun for the whole family, with face painting, live music, an animal farm, badge making workshops and a colouring station.
Cooked breakfast will start at 7.30am.
The official Australia Day Celebrations and Awards Ceremony will start at 9.30am.
For more information visit the Shire of Waroona’s website.
Other – From across the region
Harvey: Organised by the Harvey Australia Day Breakfast Committee the local event will be held at the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre from 7-9am, with breakfast finishing at 8.30am.
Binningup: Organised by the Binningup Community Association the town’s celebrations will be held from 7am at the Binningup Country Club.
Brunswick Junction: Tom Pearson Pavilion at the Brunswick Showgrounds will be the backdrop for this year’s event.
The general public is urged to turn out to the Lions Club of Brunswick organised event between 7-9am.
Rockingham: Mixing it up from the traditional morning event – the City of Rockingham will be hosting an Australia Day event between 5-8.30pm.
The free all ages event will be held at Churchill Park, along Rockingham Beach Road. There will also be free children activities, amusement rides and food vendors.
The event concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at 8.30pm. For more information visit the City of Rockingham’s website.