The annual Australia Day Celebration on the Rockingham Foreshore will begin at 5pm and include live entertainment from local performers and free kids’ activities including sand card art, giant games, face painting, amusements, rides and more. And for the first time, fireworks will end the celebrations at 8pm, providing a spectacular display over the water.
“The City has received considerable feedback from the community over several years indicating a desire to mark the Australia Day occasion with a fireworks display,” Mayor Barry Sammels said.
The Australia Day Celebration is one of the City’s most popular annual events and has been held for more than 15 years. The City will also conduct its annual Australia Day Ceremony in the morning at the administration building where it will announce the winners of the Community Citizen of the Year Awards and welcome 70 new Australians in a citizenship ceremony. This year’s new citizens come from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Germany, Armenia, Chile, Thailand, Ecuador, Romania, Myanmar, Russia, Kenya, Netherlands and Uzbekistan.
“We are very lucky to live in Rockingham, where the coast comes to life, and it gives me great pleasure to welcome these new citizens at what is our largest citizenship ceremony of the year,” Mayor Sammels said.
The City of Rockingham Australia Day Celebration is part of the City’s Summer Series of alcohol and smoke-free events. It is presented with thanks to our sponsors Lotterywest, the Weekend Courier and Total Kooling Solutions.
The event is accessible to people with disability. Please be advised Rockingham Beach Road will be closed between Railway Terrace and Flinders Lane from noon to midnight for this event.