Date13 January 2021
Community members are encouraged to come and celebrate Australia Day at the Rockingham Beach Foreshore, with the City of Rockingham set to host a relaxed Australia Day event on 26 January 2021 in a family-friendly environment.
Hosted as part of the City’s Summer Series of free, family-friendly, smoke-free and alcohol-free events, the Australia Day event will run from 4pm – 7pm in Churchill and Bell Park on the foreshore.
While this year’s event won’t feature a main headline act on stage in Churchill Park, there will be laidback music at the Lookout and also Bell Park for all to enjoy. The event will feature live music from The Godlemans and Intangible Duo, as well as performances from 2020 Breakthrough Music Competition winners Ella Melton and Oliver Berry.
Visitors can bring a picnic, purchase food from one of the many food trucks while being entertained by Australian themed roaming characters, or enjoy a meal at one of the many restuarants on the foreshore. There will also be free children’s craft activities available including dot painting with Djurandi Dreaming.
Fireworks will not be a part of the event’s entertainment this year.
Mayor Barry Sammels said the City’s Australia Day Celebration was a chance to reflect and celebrate what it means to be Australian in a family-friendly environment.
“The City’s Australia Day event at the foreshore is enjoyed by families from across the community and is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate everything that’s great about being Australian,” Mayor Sammels said.
While there won’t be any fireworks this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will still be a wide range of entertainment options on hand sure to delight visitors of all ages.
“Maintaining COVID safe practices remains vitally important so the City strongly encourages visitors to check in at the event through the SafeWA app. Community members are also encouraged to maintain physical distancing and make use of the hand sanitiser provided.”
Limited additional parking will be available at the Village Green. Parking is also available behind the Gary Holland Community Centre and Rockingham Museum. Bus Route 555 will be operating every 15 minutes from 4pm-8pm, between Rockingham Train Station and the Rockingham Foreshore.
A section of Rockingham Beach Road between Railway Terrace and Flinders Lane will be temporarily closed between 1pm-10pm. Due to this road closure, Bus Route 555 will detour from Rockingham Beach Road during those times.