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Where To Celebrate Australia Day In Perth This Year

By Pim Pattanasuk
23rd Jan 2017

Editor's Note: Since publishing this article, the Australia Date Inflatable Raft Up Party has been cancelled.

As far as Australia Day celebrations go, you’re pretty much free to roam as you please. Whether you’re a foodie or a reveller, we’ve sussed out what’s hot this Oz Day for whatever type of party person you are! We’ve got beach festivals, boat parties, delish food, pop up bars, fine dining and all the party jams to keep spirits high all day long.

Here are 10 of the best spots to celebrate Australia Day in Perth this year.

Australia Day Coogee Beach Festival


If you’re looking for something a little different, like competing in a watermelon eating contest or throwing it back with a sand castle building contest, then the Australia Day Coogee Beach Festival is for you. Located on the sunny shores of Coogee Beach, this party will kick your Australia Day off in true Perth style!

Hottest 100 In The Backyard At The Rosie

North Perth

If you’re as rowdy as the crew from The Rosemount, then we suggest heading to their vibin’ beer garden for their Hottest 100 party which is kicking off nice and early at 9am. Yep, you can thank the Eastern States for that one. The friendly team will be there bright and early and they'll be blasting the Hottest 100 from the very start.

Australia Day At The Aviary


The Aviary's Aussie Day party is going to be epic! Rooftop bevvies, Hottest 100 countdown, a Vegemite eating contest, table tennis competition and instant prizes. Click here for more info!

Australia Day Inflatable Raft Up Party

Editor's Note: Since publishing, this event has been cancelled.

South Perth

Ever seen those epic photos of hundreds of inflatables floating around and thought to yourself, “I want to be in among that”?! Well here’s your chance to get involved in the Australia Day Inflatable Raft Up Party. Grab your most colourful floaty, gather your mates, venture down to South Perth foreshore and plunge yourselves into the river as the Hottest 100 plays in the background. So much fun in the sun!

Embargo Bar Australia Day 2017


It’s no secret that Embargo is one of our favourite summer venues and a guaranteed good time. The seriously fun team behind this sea container bar are hosting one hell of an Australia Day party under our epic skyline. Expect all the usual goodness of food trucks and yummy drinks, plus they’ll be playing the top 20 from the Hottest 100! Let’s be honest, that’s most important section anyway.

Freo's Biggest House Party


Ain’t nothing like a good old fashion house party, amiright? The awesome team from Federal Hotel are taking it back to basics with beers, BBQ and Triple J’s Hottest 100. If you’re after a no-fuss type of day, we reckon you should get around this!

Australia Day At The Queens Hotel

Mount Lawley

As far as ice creams go, Golden Gaytimes are right up there—especially when they're free. The happy team at The Queens Hotel are giving away 500 of them and all you have to do is like their Facebook post and prove it upon arrival. First come first served, fam, so don’t be snoozin’.



The MVMNT team understand that nothing screams Australia Day more than a backyard BBQ with your mates while you sink a few cold frothies and anticipate the Hottest 100, so that’s why they’re putting on a FREE BBQ from 2pm until 5:30pm for the top 50.

Australia Day At Public House


If you’re looking for something a little more low-key but still buzzing then this may be your jam. Public House will be opening up a pop-up beer garden with some delish bites catered for your Australia Day celebrations. Hells yeah!

The Rumjacks At Mojo's Bar


PSA for the pub goers and live music lovers! The Rumjacks will be showcasing material from their third studio album, Sleepin Rough this Australia Day. Head down to Mojos with the crew and enjoy a drink while you let the Rumjacks entertain you.

Australia Day At Wildflower


Calling all foodies! Indulge in a five-course tasting menu at Wildflower, matched with some delish wines as you overlook our stunning city. Finish up the night on the terrace and take in the fireworks without the crowds. If this has your mouth watering like it does ours, we would recommend getting onto it and booking ASAP!

If you're looking for more fun stuff to do in Perth click here!

Image credit: Elle Borgward

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