FAQs

When is WA Day?

WA Day is always held on the first Monday in June. In 2020 it will be celebrated on Monday 1 June.

Why do we celebrate 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.

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.

How long is the 2020 WA Day Festival?

WA Day Festival events will run across WA from Friday 29 May to Monday 1 June, 2020.

Where are WA Day Festival events held?

In 2020, there will be festival events held in Perth, Fremantle, Albany, Bunbury, Pinjarra, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, Newman, Onslow and Port Hedland.

When is the State of the Art (SOTA) Music Festival?

SOTA will be held on Monday 1 June, 2020 at Burswood Park.

How much does SOTA cost?

SOTA Music Festival is FREE! All you need to do is show up on the day to see a huge program of talented Western Australian artists.

When will the SOTA line-up be released?

The SOTA line up and set times will be announced in the months leading up to WA Day.  You can follow the SOTA Facebook and Instagram pages for updates as they happen.

 

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