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Australia Day in Fremantle

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Date & time

All day on the 26th of January 2016



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  • Fremantle


Come and enjoy the vibrant Fremantle atmosphere for Australia Day 2016 at our family-friendly events.

This year the City will once again be awash with colour and music from 3pm until late with activities spread throughout Bathers Beach, Esplanade Reserve, Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre and beyond.

The Esplanade from 3pm

During the day lie back on the Esplanade Reserve and join us in the sunshine with fun for the kids, food stalls and live music.  Entertainment includes:

Southern Cross Bush Band
Welcome to Country
Australian Citizenship Ceremony
The Struggling Kings
Freedom Fairies
Barefoot Sojourns
Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics
Kids rides  

Bathers Beach from 1pm

Splash about in Bathers Bay and enjoy:

Beach Volleyball
96FM Street Team
Perth Mermaids  

Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre from 6.30pm

Enjoy a barbeque
Cultural movie screening after the fireworks

Indian Ocean Fireworks from 8pm

The Indian Ocean Fireworks will light up the skies above Bathers Bay. The Cities of Fremantle and Cockburn invite you to sit back with family and friends to enjoy this 20 minute display of light and colour, simulcast live on 96fm.

Best vantage points include:

•Esplanade Reserve
•Bathers Bay
•Round House
•Monument Hill
•Fishing Boat Harbour
•South Beach

Contact or 9432 9944 for disabled viewing location information.  


We encourage people to take advantage of train and bus services along with the healthy options of walking and cycling where possible as there is limited parking in the Fremantle CBD and it will get very busy. For information on public transport options visit the Transperth website.

There are various car parks around Fremantle for motorists coming in by vehicle. iPhone users can also download the Fremantle parking app from the App Store which lists all the parking locations in the Fremantle CBD. Simply search 'Fremantle parking' in the App Store.

Road closures:

  • Corner of Mews Road and Mews Road Crossing into Fishing Boat Harbour from 6.00 to 9.30 pm.
  • Wardan Lane from 6.00 to 9.30 pm.
  • Fleet Street from 6.00 to 9.30 pm.
  • No entry or exit from Mews Road between 6.00 and 9.30 pm.
  • Monument Hill Reserve closed to vehicle traffic from 6.00 pm Monday 25 January until 7.00 am Wednesday 27 January.

Download the road closure map.

Proudly supported by the City of Fremantle, City of Cockburn, Fremantle Gazette, 96FM, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Australia Day|Celebrate What’s Great. 

This is a family friendly event with zero tolerance to alcohol consumption and antisocial behaviour.

  • Free!
    • Kids
    • Youth
    • Family
    • Adult