About Celebrate WA
Celebrate WA is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for promoting and organising the annual WA Day celebrations; promoting excellence and achievement by Western Australians in all fields of endeavour; and encouraging pride in all things Western Australian.
About WA Day
In April 2012, Foundation Day was formally changed to WA Day following bipartisan political support in the Western Australian Parliament.
This welcomed in a new era for the State with WA Day being a universal celebration of all Western Australians, recognising our Aboriginal history, early European settlers and the many people from all over the world who have made, and continue to make, Western Australia their home.
The WA Day holiday always takes place on the first Monday in June and is now the focal point for encouraging state-wide participation in the wide range of activities and events that showcase the Western Australian spirit and our many achievements.
As a vast geographic area comprising many different urban, rural and regional communities, as well as being a very multicultural community, the emphasis for WA Day celebrations is on inclusion of all people no matter how long they have called themselves Western Australians.
Community Participation Encourage state-wide participation, with a focus on regional and remote Western Australia.
Social Inclusion Unite all people, young and old, from all ethnicities and cultures, who have made Western Australia their home. Celebrate WA Day legislated principles acknowledging Aboriginal people as the original inhabitants and traditional land owners.
Civic Pride Increase our sense of pride and community, celebrating all that it means to be Western Australian.
Aboriginal Engagement Acknowledge the histories, the diverse cultures and contributions made by Aboriginal people to Western Australia.
Celebrate our History Raise awareness and foster discussion on the history of WA Day, our unique heritage, culture and diversity, identity and location.
Promote Excellence Recognise and celebrate excellence and achievements by inspirational Western Australians who deliver positive outcomes for communities at a state, national or international level.