The City of Perth Australia Day Skyworks is returning in 2022.
Since its conception in 1985, Skyworks has become the largest community event in Western Australia and the largest Australia Day celebration in the country, attracting over 250,000 people to the foreshore.
The day comprises of the Birak Concert (a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities), Air Show, Entertainment Zone presented by Lotterywest on Langley Park and Terrace Road and to conclude the day, a 30-minute spectacular fireworks display on the Swan River.
Entertainment will be available to the public between 3pm and 7:45pm, allowing attendees time to find a viewing location for the fireworks at 8pm.
Skyworks at 8pm
The City of Perth Skyworks’ finale will see the sky above the Swan River explode into colour at 8pm, with Western Australia’s largest annual fireworks display.
The pyrotechnic magicians at WA operated Cardile Fireworks have a variety of new tricks and effects to ensure the 2022 Skyworks will light up the City of Perth in spectacular style and amaze the audience throughout Australia’s largest & longest fireworks display.
Thousands of fireworks devices containing brilliantly bright pyrotechnic pixels are loaded into volleys of mortar tubes set up and launched from 21 barges spread along the Swan River. Hundreds of manhours of delicate work is taken to ensure every single pyrotechnic effect is safely plugged into the worlds most advanced computer firing system, so that when it comes time to light up the night, they are all ignited and complimented with a music soundtrack.
Tune in to mix94.5’s music soundtrack on your analogue radio or head to one of our speaker zone areas along the foreshore to make your Skyworks experience complete!
Wednesday 26 January 2022
Entertainment from 3pm, Fireworks at 8pm
Perth WA 6000
The City of Perth is committed to keeping the community safe and healthy by implementing COVID-safe measures for Skyworks 2022.
- In line with health advice from the WA Government, all people aged 16 years and above will be required to be double vaccinated to attend Skyworks 2022.
- COVID marshals will be doing spot checks and people are required to have proof of vaccination on hand. If you don’t have proof, you will be asked to leave the event.
- Visitors to Skyworks can use the WA Government’s new ServiceWA app to check-in using the QR codes located around the event and show their proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or medical exemptions. Manual registers will also be available with the roving COVID marshals.
- The City is encouraging people to stay home if they are unwell, practice physical distancing where possible and use the hand sanitiser provided.
- A pop-up vaccination clinic will be placed on the grassed reserve in front of Terrace Road Car Park for those attending to get their third booster shots.
- Mask wearing currently is not required for major outdoor events such as festivals. However, Skyworks 2022 will be subject to the WA Government health advice at the time.
How to get to Skyworks
To help you celebrate Australia Day at the City of Perth Skyworks, Transperth will be putting on plenty of additional trains and buses to get you there and back.
To travel on any of the bus, train or ferry services, you'll need to buy a ticket or use your SmartRider. Plan your journey ahead and find the latest information about tickets on the Transperth website.
Please remember the buses and trains will be busy after the Skyworks. Delays are expected so your patience is much appreciated.
For more information, call 13 62 13 (TIS: 13 14 50). Hearing or speech impaired? Call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13.
BYO Picnic Zones
BYO Picnic Zones are available in select areas at:
- Kings Park Botanic Garden - designated grassed area in Kings Park; the western and eastern side of Fraser Avenue and bound by Wadjuk Way and the Administration road.
- Langley Park Reserve - Langley Park reserve bounded by Terrace Road, Plain Street and Victoria Avenue, extending to the Swan River foreshore directly opposite Langley Park.
Limited alcohol can be consumed between 6.30pm and 8.45pm.
Event-goers 18 years and over may bring either one six pack of beer or mixed drinks, or one bottle of wine per adult. Anyone not abiding by these conditions will be required to leave the event.
Remember, all other areas of the City of Perth Skyworks are alcohol-free zones at all times.
Road and River Closures
In the interest of safety for pedestrians and access in the event of an emergency, road closures are required for this event. Download the Road Closure Map to plan your journey.
Due to the many activities planned for the 2022 Skyworks, River Closures will also be in effect. 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.
The City of Perth celebrates inclusion and operates within our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion framework.
What to bring with you
- Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
- Towel if participating in the Water Playground
- Water bottle to refill at the free drinking water locations (refer to map for locations)
- A waste-free picnic
- Radio to tune into the mix94.5 soundtrack
- 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 fireworks viewing for all.
Attendees CANNOT bring these items
- Drones - City of Perth Australia Day Skyworks is a drone free event. 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 pet to Skyworks for the safety of the animal and all those attending the event. Assistance animals are welcome at Skyworks.
Tune in - mix945Tune your analogue radio to mix94.5 or check the map for speaker locations for the official City of Perth Australia Day Skyworks broadcast, including the official soundtrack during the fireworks display.
Lost child pointsThere will be several Lost Child points within the Skyworks event areas, staffed by the Constable Care Foundation. The Lost Child points will be located at Langley Park, Kings Park, Sir James Mitchell Park (South Perth) and Supreme Court Gardens. If you are accompanying children to Skyworks, 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 AidA number of First Aid Stations will be located around the foreshore on Langley Park, Supreme Court Gardens, Kings Park, Matilda Bay and Sir James Mitchell Park.
Please make note of the nearest First Aid Station to you and if required please ask Event or Security staff for directions to the nearest First Aid Station. Locations are also available on the event map.
The SunSmart Van will be located on Langley Park for all your sun safety needs – purchase hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, you name it! Free sunscreen can be obtained by visiting the First Aid Posts around the event, or the information tent on Langley Park (Victoria Avenue).
When enjoying the outdoors it is also important to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and heat stroke.
Free drinking water locations are can be found throughout the Skyworks 2022 area.
Waste and Recycling binsThere will be many bins located around the foreshore, meaning there will be one close to where you are sitting, walking, playing, or celebrating.
RED bins are for rubbish.
YELLOW bins are for recyclable materials.
Don’t forget to pay attention to the signs on the bins and put your rubbish or recycling in the correct bin.
Event services and amenities
There are many services and amenities available at Skyworks, that can be located on the event maps. These include:
- ACROD toilets
- All gender toilets
- Baby-change facilities and parent's room
- Audio describing and Auslan interpreting
- Bicycle parking facilities
- Free drinking water
- Information points
- Waste bins and recycling points
- First Aid
- Lost children