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Australia Day
Tue 26 Jan
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At Kings Park and Botanic Garden Wadjuk Way, Kings Park WA 6005, Australia
(+61 8) 9480 3600
Perth Events, Summer Events

On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what is great about Australia and being Australian. Even though the date 26 January has been recognised since the early nineteenth century it was not until 1935 that all the Australian states and territories used that name to mark that date. Australia Day has been observed as a national public holiday since 1994.

Hundreds of celebrations are held across Australia, both formal and informal. It is the day to reflect on what Australia has achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It is also the day to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.

In Kings Park, the traditional 21 Gun Salute fires at noon on Australia Day from the State War Memorial while the Fraser Avenue precinct offers great views and a relaxed atmosphere for a family picnic.

Visitor information

Please remember that no sparklers or portable barbecues are permitted. Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a spike-free venue, which means no shade tents or marquees are to be erected. Dogs are not permitted at this event. Drones are not permitted in Kings Park on Australia Day.

Please help us to keep Kings Park tidy by sorting and disposing of all rubbish and recyclables in the bins provided.

For more details please review our Visitor Checklist.

Located just 1.5 km from the CBD, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is readily accessible by public transport. Call Transperth on 13 62 13 or visit their website for more information.

The following services will be unavailable on Australia Day:

Further assistance

If you require emergency assistance during your visit, between 6.00 am - 10.00 pm, you are welcome to contact our Park Management Officer by phoning 0418 923 973.

General enquiries should be directed to the Customer Service Officer.

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Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in February-March 2021 due to concert events.

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Farewell and thank you Grady and Lesley

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

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