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WHEN IS THE WA DAY FESTIVAL?

There are 10 FREE WA Day Festivals across the State over the June WA Day long weekend.

BURSWOOD PARK – 10am – 6pm. Sunday 6 & Monday 7 June, 2021.

Burswood Park is the new home of our Perth Festival. The Festival is a family friendly event that has something for everyone. There is fun galore for the kids with amusement rides, SciTech activities, art and crafts and cuddly animals.

Foodies will be in heaven with Perth’s best line-up of international cuisine food trucks.

For the culture buffs we have Wadjuk Dreaming Dome, Dreamtime Stories, Soundscapes, Community Canvas and Giant Interactive Puppets.

There will be live entertainment all weekend on the Lotterywest Stage with comedians, dance groups, acoustic singers, science shows and story time.

The excitement continues over the Swan River with RAAF flyovers, waterski demos and fireworks each evening at 6pm.

 

SOTA REWIRED. FREE EVENT AT BURSWOOD PARK.

12-7PM. MONDAY 7 JUNE, 2021.

After a year like no other we’re excited to bring you a SOTA like no other.  Grab a seat and catch the bands you love this WA Day as some of our best, internationally acclaimed West Aussie performers take to the stage. We’ve got the same great SOTA vibes, but in a slightly different format. So chill out, stick to your seat and enjoy the very best music WA has to offer. This is a Covid safe event. Seats provided. Licensed event. Under-age patrons can attend with parent or legal guardian.

This is a seated event. Bands will not play until all patrons are seated. No other type of seating will be permitted (DO NOT BRING low back chairs, bean bags, blankets etc).

 

FULLY LICENSED EVENT. UNDER 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

There is a zero-tolerance policy on underage drinking at this event. All under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who will ensure that the child/children accompanied will not be sold or offered alcohol under any circumstances, and will remain in their direct care at all times.

 

COVID SAFE EVENT

The event has been produced in accordance with WA Health Guidelines. All patrons must follow the Covid Safe Plan for this event. Prominent signage, Security and Covid Marshals will feature throughout the site.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE ENFORCED

We appreciate in advance your co-operation in keeping socially distanced when in any queue – whether it be for entry, food or at the bars or toilets.

 

KEEPING THE EVENT SAFE

– Regular touchpoint cleaning.

– Additional Bar, Food & Sanitary facilities.

– Additional Staffing – Security and Event staff to help manage social distancing onsite.

– COVIDSafe marshalls to ensure compliance.

– Hand Sanitiser stations.

– Increased communications to patrons and staff.

– Additional medical facilities and staffing where appropriate.

– Please stay home if you are unwell or experiencing any cold or flu symptoms no matter how mild.

– Please stay home if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

– Please stay home if you have tested positive for COVID-19.

– Please stay home if you have travelled overseas or have been in a declared COVID-19 hot spot in the past month.

– If you begin to develop symptoms during the event please make your way to the First Aid Health tent immediately.

 

QR CODE CHECK-IN

Patrons must use the WA Safe app QR code relevant to their zone.

 

10 FESTIVALS ACROSS THE STATE.

Fremantle.  A Good Day in WA 

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and Bathers Beach. Sunday 6 June 2021, 11am – 6pm.

Albany WA Day Festival

Museum of the Great Southern. Monday 7 June, 10am-2pm.

Bunbury WA Day Festival.

Stirling Street Arts Centre. Sunday 6 June 2021, 10am-2pm.

Carnarvon WA Day Festival

Gwoonwardu Mia, 146 Robinson St, Carnarvon. Monday 7 June, 10am-2pm.

Kalgoorlie WA Day Festival

Museum of the Goldfields. Monday 7 June, 10am – 2pm.

Geraldton WA Day Festival

Museum of Geraldton. Monday 7 June 2021, 10am – 2pm.

Onslow Festival

Onslow Sports Club. Sunday 6 June 2021, 3 – 7.30pm

Exmouth WA Day Festival

Federation Park, Exmouth. Sunday 6 June, 8.30am – 1.30pm

Newman WA Day Festival.

The Square, Newman. Saturday 5th June, 10am – 8pm

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS.

The Western Australian of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contribution to our state by those born and bred in Western Australia, or those who have chosen to make Western Australian their home. The awards will be presented on Friday, 4 June at Crown Towers, with 37 outstanding finalists in the 2021 Awards across seven categories.

Aboriginal Award – Sponsored by Wesfarmers
Arts & Culture Award – Sponsored by Woodside Energy
Business Award – Sponsored by APM
Community Award – Sponsored by Alcoa of Australia
Professions Award – Sponsored by HBF
Sport Award – Sponsored by Channel 7
Youth Award – Sponsored by BHP

 

What is 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.

 

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