Due to very high fire danger conditions today, Naturescape is closed and Kings Park afternoon guided walks may be cancelled.

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Australia Day
When
Sat 26 Jan
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Where
At Kings Park and Botanic Garden Wadjuk Way, Kings Park WA 6005, Australia
Phone
(+61 8) 9480 3600
Email
[email protected]
Categories
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 and the Fraser Avenue precinct offers a viewing opportunity during the Australia Day Skyworks on 26 January each year.

Entry is by gold coin donation to the Friends of Kings Park, with all donations directed to the conservation of Western Australian flora, improving visitor facilities and maintaining some of our State's significant cultural and memorial sites.

A total fire ban will be in place throughout the day; 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.

Road closures and service interruptions routinely occur in Kings Park during this event.

Located just 1.5km 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.

For further information about Australia Day please refer to Skyworks website.

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Law Walk closure

Kings Park visitors are advised that Law Walk will be closed from Tuesday 15 January to Wednesday 23 January 2019, due to essential maintenance.

Australia Day 2019

Road closures and service interruptions will occur in Kings Park and Bold Park from Saturday 26 January to Sunday 27 January, 2019.

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Family-friendly fun in 2019

Zippy's Kings Park Adventures is now open for 2019 bookings, so don’t miss this popular new program for little nature lovers aged three to five years!

Aboriginal tourism plans

Expressions of interest for local businesses to run new Aboriginal tourism and cultural experiences in Kings Park have now closed.

Become a Friend

Plant sales, movie nights, discounts and more – now is a great time to join the Friends of Kings Park and make a difference to the WA environment and our most beautiful park.

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