One Day in Fremantle: City announces event to replace Australia Day celebrations

Fremantle Mayor Dr. Brad Pettitt with One Day in Fremantle participants Dr Richard Walley OAM, Gina Williams and John Butler.
Fremantle Mayor Dr. Brad Pettitt with One Day in Fremantle participants Dr Richard Walley OAM, Gina Williams and John Butler.

FREMANTLE will celebrate Australia two days after everyone else next year.

The City of Fremantle has announced One Day in Fremantle will run on January 28 as a free, family friendly and culturally inclusive alternative to the usual Australia Day celebrations.

Popular Fremantle musician John Butler, who will join Dan Sultan and Mama Kin on stage, said he felt “honoured and privileged” to be part of the event.

“It takes bold steps to move forward as a community and I really commend the City of Fremantle for their vision to create a space and a moment that is culturally sensitive and inclusive,” he said.

“A day in which all Australians can happily celebrate and invest in.”

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the event would unite music and culture and would celebrate diversity, inclusion and acceptance for all Australians.

“Whether it’s enjoying live music or participating in engaging art and cultural activities, this event is for all Australians to unite and celebrate on one day,” he said.

“This family-friendly event will contribute to the nationwide conversation on celebrating our country and its people.

“Fremantle is offering Australians another day to celebrate – together.”

Visit www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/onedayinfremantle for more information.