What's on: Australia Day long weekend

What's on: Australia Day long weekend


Mandurah Alive! Water Laser Light Spectacular - Saturday, Jan 23 to Tuesday, Jan 26 at 8.15pm and 9pm:

Mandurah's waterways will come alive with lasers, lights and fountains to tell local stories. The 15-minute show will be repeated over the four nights.

To get tickets to this free, ticketed event go to mandurah.wa.gov.au/australiaday and click on the 'Mandurah Alive Water Laser Show' event listing.

Top of the Terrace Summer Bash 3.0 - Saturday, Jan 23, Eastern Foreshore, from 2-7pm:

The Summer Bash competition is back, along with pop-up bars, acoustic music at the top of Mandurah Terrace.

Enjoy backyard cricket with mini cricket wickets set up along the Eastern Foreshore all afternoon.

Great Aussie Motor Muster - Saturday, Jan 23, Eastern Foreshore, from 9am-midday:

Reflecting on Australia's unique history of motor vehicles, this car display will showcase some great vehicles throughout history with vintage cars through to modern marvels.

Musical Reflections in the Marina - Sunday, Jan 24, Keith Holmes Reserve, from 3-8pm:

The Musical Reflections concert will feature a mix of genres and musicians. Relax with family and friends and take in all the Marina has to offer with this free musical afternoon.

Cultural heritage tours - Saturday, Jan 23 and Sunday, Jan 24:

Mandurah Community Museum will lead the tours around Mandurah's significant sites.

Great Aussie BBQ - Monday, Jan 25, Western Foreshore, from 2-7pm:

The Aussie barbecue will have a selection of different BBQ foods from across the world including Indonesian, South African, Japanese, American and Australian.

Along with carnival rides and amusements, the new Mandurah Skate Park will be a hive of activity with demonstrations by professional skaters, clinics, jam sessions and prize giveaways.

Citizenship and Awards ceremonies and celebrations - Tuesday, Jan 26, MPAC and Mandjar Square: The day of celebrations in MPAC and Mandjar Square will include the traditional Citizenship Ceremony and announcement of the Community Citizen of the Year winners.

The formal ceremonies will be ticketed, but anyone wishing to come and watch can enjoy a live stream on a big screen in Mandjar Square.

From 2pm there will be celebrations along the Eastern Foreshore with local acoustic performers, outdoor movies and a giant sand mandala to help create.


The Murray Australia Day celebrations will be held at the Edenvale Heritage Precinct, Pinjarra from 7.30-11am.

Highlights will be:

  • Pinjarra Markets
  • Live music by Lionel Morris and Nate Lansdell
  • From 7.45am - Lions Club Breakfast Cook-Up, $5 per person, kids eat free
  • 8.30am Citizenship Ceremony and Community Citizen of the Year Awards
  • Free children's activities including water slides and face painting

BYO picnic, rug or chair.