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Australia Day

The City of Perth is hosting the Hancock Prospecting City of Light Show this Australia Day.


There's family fun on Langley Park from 3pm.


Birak Concert at Supreme Court Gardens from 3pm to 7:30pm.


Finish the night off with a spectacular show combining fireworks and drones formations over the Swan River after 8:15pm.

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Australia Day 2024

Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. in the city this Australia Day at the Hancock Prospecting City of Light Show. From 3pm, Langley Park will host an array of vibrant entertainment, with fun for all ages and adrenaline levels. An awesome spectacle of fireworks and drones will light up Perth’s skyline and wow crowds from 8:15pm.

The Birak Concert will take place on Supreme Court Gardens with a jam-packed stage program showcasing local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent from 3pm to 7:30pm. 


Families are encouraged to take note of road closures and plan their journey to and from the event. For those driving into the city, a road closure map and list of carparks is available. 

Download the road closures map here

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to Get There

    To help you celebrate Australia Day, Transperth will be putting on additional services to get you into the city and back.

    This event falls within the cost-of-living relief initiative period (24 December 2023 to 28 January 2024) therefore all public transport will be free for SmartRider users

    For the latest information before you travel, plan your journey on the Transperth website.

    Important: Buses and trains will be busy after the show. Delays are expected, so your patience is appreciated.

    For further information, call 13 62 13 (TIS: 13 14 50). Hearing or speech impaired? Call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13. 

  • Event Map
    Download a copy of the Event Map
  • Road & River Closures

    In the interest of public safety, road closures are required for this event. Download the Road Closure Map to plan your journey. 

    Due to the Light Show occurring above the Swan River, river closures will also be in effect. Download the River Closures and Restrictions Map to plan ahead. More information about river closures, exclusion zones, spectator areas or vessel safety requirements including vessel navigation lights, will be released on the Department of Transport website.

  • Event Accessibility
    The City of Perth celebrates inclusion and operates within our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion framework. Refer to the Accessibility and Sensory Event Guide for full details on the services on offer at the Hancock Prospecting City of Light Show, including the Accessible Viewing Areas, Quite Area, Auslan Interpreting and more.
  • Lost Child Points

    There will be two Lost Child Points within the event site, staffed by the Constable Care Foundation. The Lost Child Points will be located at Langley Park West and Supreme Court Gardens. If you are accompanying children to event, please make a Lost Child Point your first stop to ensure a safe and fun day for the whole family by grabbing a free wristband. 

    If you lose a child
    Please alert security, police or event staff near you and check in with the Lost Child Point closest to you. If your child is not there, Constable Care Foundation staff will work with event security to assist in locating your child. 

    If you find a lost child
    Accompany the lost child to the nearest Lost Child Point. Alternatively, a Police Officer or Security Guide will accompany children to the nearest Lost Child Point. 

    Parents can collect a Constable Care Safety Band from one of the Lost Child Points upon arrival, write their contact details on it and attach it to their child’s wrist. 

    Take note of what your child is wearing or take a photo on your mobile device in case it is needed.

  • First Aid
    Two First Aid stations will be located at the event, one at Langley Park West and one at Supreme Court Gardens. Please make note of the nearest First Aid Station; locations are pictured on the Event Map.
  • Be SunSmart!


    Free sunscreen can be obtained by visiting the First Aid Posts at Langley Park West and Supreme Court Gardens.

    When enjoying the outdoors, it is also important to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and heat stroke.

    The City of Perth is aiming for an event that is ‘single-use plastic free’ and encourages all patrons to bring their water bottles and refill them at the cool and free drinking water locations throughout the event area.

  • Waste & Sustainability

    Two Waste Warrior stations will be set up at the Food Hall area on Langley Park; here you can learn about waste management and sustainability, whilst disposing of your rubbish. 

    There will be plenty of bins located around the event, meaning there will be one close to where you are sitting, walking, playing, or celebrating! Don’t forget to pay attention to the signs on the bins and put your rubbish or recycling in the correct bin.

  • Event Services & Amenities

    There are many services and amenities available at the event, that can be located on the event map. These include:

    • ACROD toilets
    • All gender toilets
    • Baby-change facilities and parent’s room
    • Audio describing & Auslan interpreting
    • Bicycle parking facilities
    • Free drinking water
    • Food trucks
    • Information points
    • Waste bins and recycling points
    • Waste Warrior Stations
    • First Aid
    • Lost Child Point
    • Police
    • Assistant Animal Relief Area
    • Quiet Zone
  • More Information

    What to Bring:

    • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
    • Water bottle to refill at the free drinking water locations (refer to Event Map for locations)
    • A waste-free picnic
    • Chairs, eskies and shade structures that can be folded down and carried are all permitted*

      Please bring items that can be transported by foot and taken away after the event. 
      *Any shade equipment is to be dismantled at dusk for optimal light show viewing for all.

    Attendees CANNOT bring these items:

    • Drones - Drones can cause major public safety issues, so leave your drone at home.
    • Large stereos, spas, fridges or other large objects
    • Sparklers, BBQ’s and open flames
    • Bringing glass objects (glass cups, wine flutes, bottles) are discouraged where possible.
    • Please do not bring your pets to this event for the safety of the animal and all those attending the event. 

Thank you to our valued event partners Hancock Prospecting and Australia Day Council


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