Stirling: Laughs and live music in local Australia Day events

Sunset Veranda at Brighton Reserve in Scarborough. Photo: Laura Pond
Sunset Veranda at Brighton Reserve in Scarborough. Photo: Laura Pond

NO matter how you want to celebrate the Australia Day long weekend, there is a local event to suit.

Kick off the Australia Day weekend with loads of laughs at the Sunset Veranda Comedy Gala.

The two-hour comedy extravaganza features top international and Australian comedians under the Big Top at Brighton Reserve in Scarborough on January 25 and 27 as part of Fringe World Festival.

Make sure you start the day right with a quintessential Aussie sausage sizzle.

Davey Real Estate is offering sausage sizzles and fruit at the North Beach carpark and outside Scarborough Beach Pool from 6am to 9am, with proceeds donated to Cancer Council WA.

The Lions Club of Stirling will serve a barbecue breakfast at Des Penman Reserve in Nollamara, 8am to 11am.

The City of Stirling-funded event will include live music, children’s rides and an animal farm.

Drum and bass fans will not want to miss UK outfit Serial Killaz at the Australia Day Jungle & Jump Up Pool Party in Scarborough.

The January 26 event at the Indian Ocean Hotel also includes performances from Conz, Invictus, Koota, Nodus and Rowdy.

MCs Xsessiv, Pugz and Dare will host the event.

The Triple J Hottest 100 may have moved to January 27 but it promises the same good tunes and good vibes.

Band Good Doogs will host the Hottest 100 Pool Party at the Indian Ocean Hotel in Scarborough where you can listen to the countdown with the boys, who will be hoping to hear their tune Want That, while enjoying a drink and dip in the pool.

For those who prefer to keep active, Scarborough Tennis Club will hold its 2019 Australia Day Tournament on January 27 from 10am.

A round robin day of doubles tennis gets started at 10.30am and there will also be the Australian Open shown on TV, games, prizes, raffles and a barbecue.

Australia Day WA has selected lawyer and human rights advocate Krista Dunstan as this year’s Australia Day ambassador for the City of Stirling.

The 27-year-old Noongar woman was a finalist for WA Young Australian of the Year in 2012 and 2015 and devotes her spare time to mentoring youths and participating in forums aimed at supporting communities.