THERE’S plenty of reasons to get out of the house this Australia Day and celebrate everything that makes this country great.
Here is a full list of events from Perth, all the way up past Joondalup and back down to Mandurah.
8am to 10.30am: The City of Bayswater will be gathering residents to celebrate all things Australia at its annual barbecue event.
There will be a free sausage sizzle, fun activities, live music, fun painting and a native animal rescue at the Civic Centre, 61 Broun Avenue.
11am to 5.30pm: Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club is hosting a family fun day at 58 Murray Street, featuring games, live music, bowling specials, drinks and food made from Big Don’s Smoked Meats. Big Don’s special for the day will be an Aussie Day lamb.
10am to 1pm: West Oz Wildlife Petting Zoo at Belmont Forum. Cuddle a koala or handle a reptile in this hands-on educational event by West Oz Wildlife.
10am: Outback Splash at The Maze in Bullsbrook will host its fifth annual Australia Day Party.
There will be a live DJ, free zinc station and Aussie temporary tattoos, prize giveaways and opportunities to meet kangaroo mascot Tilly. Standard entry fees apply.
Book at www.themaze.com.au .
10am to midnight: The Camfield is hosting a free all-day event featuring live music, DJs, outdoor activities such as a Southern Cricket bat and bowling machine, dodgeball, a bouncy castle and ping pong.
The pub will be serving Australian classics including hot dogs, lamb on the spit and ice cream in the beer garden.
Register for a four-member team cricket tournament, with a fee of $20.
8am: Free sausage sizzle for the first 300 people at the Claremont Aquatic Centre.
The celebration will be family friendly, with inflatables in the pool, fun rides and games for children.
8.30am: Celebrate Australia Day in true Aussie style under the shady gum trees at Perry Lakes with a free BBQ breakfast generously supplied by the Lions Club of Floreat, a Welcome to Country, Citizenship Ceremony, live music by the Wesley Goodlet Jamboree Scouts and fun activities for the kids including a water slide, face painting, camel rides, sheep shearing and slithery and scaly friends and much more.
7am: The Lions Club of Girrawheen will host a free Australia Day breakfast, supported by the City of Wanneroo. The community event will take place at Hudson Park.
Activities include face painting, bouncy castle, train rides and animal farm.
8am to 11am: The City of Gosnells will celebrate Australia Day with a community breakfast at Centennial Pioneer Park Amphitheatre i
The Gosnells town centre will come to life with free activities for children, performances, demonstrations and art market stalls.
The Rotary Club of Gosnells will be cooking a hearty breakfast, starting from $5 for children and $10 for adults.
10.15am: The City of Gosnells will announce the Australia Day Citizenship Awards and Safe City Awards in the Lyal Richardson Hall.
7.30pm: The Beautiful Girls performing with special guest Bobby Alu at Bar1 Nightclub.
12pm to 2pm: Proudly South African In Perth blogger Reeva Cutting will host an Australia Day meet-up for South Africans at Neil Hawkins Park.
BYO food and drinks, some chairs or picnic blankets. RSVP on Facebook.
The City of Kalamunda is celebrating Australia Day at Kalamunda Water Park.
The family-friendly event includes free entertainment, free barbeque hire and all the regular fun attractions of the Kalamunda Water Park.
As part of the celebrations, Belgravia Leisure and the City of Kalamunda are offering two-for-one entry for all patrons on the day.
9.30am: Ledge Point Country Club will host 11th annual Ledge Point Sandcastle Competition at the swimming beach between the groynes.
Families can build sandcastles at the swimming beach between the groynes before judging takes place 11.15am, with a sausage sizzle and announcement of winners to follow at the club.
11am: An Aussie pool part with DJ at Cabana.
12pm: The Marina, Mindarie will host free children’s activities. There will be live music at the Indi.
3pm to 6pm: The Boat will host live music and a pie-eating competition from 3.45pm, with Cold Chisel Tribute Band – Rising Sun performing from 9pm.
7-9am: Breakfast cooked by Mandurah Lions Club with music by Mandurah Concert Band.
8.30am: Community Citizens of the Year awards followed by the official ceremony with more than 100 people taking the oath at Mandurah’s biggest naturalisation ceremony.
A flotilla of boats on the estuary organised by Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club will compete for the best-dressed title.
11am: Presentation of best-dressed award by Mayor Rhys Williams.
There are no fireworks in Mandurah on Australia Day.
8.30am: The Lions Club of Bull Creek is kicking off the event with a barbecue breakfast served for a gold coin donation at John Creaney Reserve.
9am: The City of Melville’s Australia Day citizenship ceremony and the announcement of the 2019 Community Citizen of the Year Awards.
From 7am: The Lions Club of Pinjarra hosts the Australia Day breakfast at Edenvale.
The cost is $5 and includes a choice of cereals and juice, bacon, egg, sausage, baked beans, tea, coffee, Milo and a chance to win a Willie Creek pearl valued at $400, followed by the Shire of Murray Citizenship Awards.
Live entertainment by Lionel Morris.
4pm: Nedlands Yacht Club is hosting its Australia Day picnic at The Esplanade.
Some of Perth’s best food trucks will be there and the Club bar will be serving drinks.
There will be plenty of lawn games to keep the kids entertained for the afternoon before the fireworks kick off.
Non-members are welcome to join.
7.30am: The Shire of Gingin, in partnership with the Neergabby Community Association, will host the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards at Neergabby Grounds. Official proceedings begin at 9am and the family-friendly event will include a waterslide for children.
10am to 2pm: Artist Diko Palibrk pays homage on Australia Day to our stunning landscapes and seascapes. He’s turning his home at 21 Mabena Place, Ocean Reef, into a gallery over the long weekend.
1pm: Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club will host an Australia Day Celebration with the Dr Bogus band.
It will include a barbecue buffet at the venue at Ocean Reef Marina, Boat Harbour Quay.
Tickets cost $35 for adults and $15 for five to 12-year-olds call 9401 8800 or visit orssc.myclubshop.com.au to book.
8am: Community awards for Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe and Mosman Park councils at Manners Hill Park, a citizenship ceremony and music.
9.30am: People are encouraged to bring a picnic set and enjoy a free sausage sizzle or egg and bacon roll breakfast.
3pm: All afternoon, families can enjoy the Lotterywest Entertainment Zone at Langley Park with carnival rides, a water playground, sports and challenge zone and more.
3.30pm: Celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with the annual Birak Concert at the Supreme Court Gardens, with a stellar line-up featuring talent from across the state and community stalls, workshops and displays to explore.
6pm: Live the high life this Australia Day at the Rooftop at QT with a true-blue Aussie seafood BBQ.
View the Swan River fireworks display from the highest rooftop bar in town, while enjoying all Aussie spritzes, cocktails, wine and of course, beer. Great views of the Swan River fireworks and priority access to Rooftop at QT will start from 10pm.
8pm: More than 300,000 people are set to descend on the city for the City of Perth Skyworks with vantage points across the foreshore.
On Sunday, the City of Perth Festival of Sail launches from Elizabeth Quay, offering free sailing trials for children and adults before the professional teams commence racing on Monday.
5pm: Australia Day celebrations kick off at Churchill Park with live performances from Chris Gibbs Band, 2018 Breakthrough Music Competition Finalists and Akwaaba Drumming Circle.
West Oz Wildlife will entertain the crowds with a selection of native Australian animals while there will also be free children’s activities, amusement rides and food vendors.
8.30pm: A spectacular fireworks display will cap off celebrations.
7.30am: The Rotary Club of Rossmoyne are starting Australia Day with breakfast by the water and members will be serving up bacon and eggs all morning long at Shelley Foreshore.
There will be stalls, a raffle and entertainment to enjoy alongside breakfast, which will cost $12 for adults and $8 for children, with all proceeds going to support Rotary projects.
7.30pm: Comedy gala at the Sunset Veranda.
The two-hour comedy extravaganza features top international and Australian comedians under the Big Top at Brighton Reserve.
Shows are on January 25 at 7.30pm and January 27 at 7pm.
6am to 9am: Barbecue breakfast by Davey Real Estate at North Beach carpark and outside Scarborough Beach Pool.
Sausage sizzles and fruit will be on offer, with proceeds donated to Cancer Council WA.
12pm: Drum and bass producers Serial Killaz headline the Australia Day Jungle & Jump Up Pool Party at Scarborough’s Indian Ocean Hotel.
Tickets at www.oztix.com.au.
8.30am: Band Good Doogs are hosting the Hottest 100 Pool Party at Indian Ocean Hotel.
Listen to the Triple J countdown with the boys, who will be hoping to hear their tune Want That, while enjoying a drink and a dip in the pool.
Tickets via www.oztix.com.au.
10am: Scarborough Tennis Club is holding its 2019 Australia Day Tournament.
Enter with a partner or one will be found for you, with pairs graded and a round robin day of tennis gets started at 10.30am.
The Australian Open will be shown on TV and there will also be games, prizes, raffles and a barbecue to end the day.
Entry costs $25 for members and $35 for visitors.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the club at 101 Deanmore Road, Scarborough.
8am: The day begins at Sir James Mitchell Park with a flag raising ceremony, followed by a citizenship ceremony and the presentation of the Australia Day WA Citizen of the Year awards, then the Ted Maslen Award.
9.30am: The Great Aussie BBQ breakfast for a cost of $5.
3pm: Sir James Mitchell Park will become the celebration zone it features multiple event areas with 100 free activities suitable for toddlers through to adults. New this year – Stunt Jump, Basket Connect 4, Airbrush Tattoos and the Big Wedgie Water Slides plus roving entertainers and performers. Activities wrap up in time for the Skyworks.
8am: Annual City of Stirling-funded breakfast event for the local community. Music, kids rides, animal farm, breakfast barbecue cooked by Lions Club of Stirling at Des Penman Reserve, Nollamara.
10am: The Vic on Hay Street will celebrate Australia Day this year with a bang and for the first time will give away $300,000, as a part of their true blue celebrations.
For your chance to win, spend $40 or more on one transaction anytime between now and January 26 at The Vic, buy a Victoria Bitter during the big Aussie day bash, and you could leave thousands of dollars richer.
The City of Wanneroo’s Live at the Amphitheatre program will include a Daddy’s Home 2 screening at the Jacaranda Amphitheatre, Dundebar Road.
The program also includes Avengers: Infinity War on Wednesday, January 23 and Rampage on Friday, January 25. Gates open from 6pm with screenings starting about 7.30pm when the sun sets. Book free tickets at www.wannerooevents.com.au.
1pm: Yanchep Sports and Social Club will hold a world games pentathlon on Australia Day, with darts, bowls, pool, quoits and shot put. The celebrations start with a bouncy castle, face painting, food, music and competitions. Tickets cost $15 per adult and $5 for children. Call 9561 1196.