If you’re going to be in Perth on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd of June, you’ve picked a fantastic time to visit. Monday 3 June marks Western Australia Day, a special day set aside to celebrate the history and diversity of cultures of Western Australia.
This special day intends to recognise and acknowledge the different histories and cultures that have made Western Australia the city it is today. This includes the Indigenous cultures and the early European settlers as well as the many people who have come from all over the world over the years to settle in Australia’s western state. It is a great time to be in the city with local residents expressing their pride for their home state and a number of events take place over the long weekend in celebration.
Traditionally occurring on the first Monday in June, WA Day commemorates the founding of the Swan River Colony in 1829. It was originally called Foundation Day, but the name was changed in 2012.
A number of great events take place on the WA Day Long weekend, from the Saturday 1 June to Monday 3 June.
WA Art Showcase – an art exhibition showcasing some of the finest art from Western Australian artists will take place at the WA Art Gallery on Monday 3 June.
Nomad Two Worlds – for even more art, the Nomad Two Worlds is an modern, interactive installation of unique artworks created by Western Australian Indigenous artists. It takes place at Brookfield Plaza on June 1st to June 3rd.
‘State of the Art’ Music Festival – On Sunday 2nd of June, a music festival featuring some local WA bands who are successful in Australia and across the world, will take place at Perth Concert Hall. For more information click here.
Celebrations at Forrest Place – From 11am until 3pm, the City of Perth hosts at celebration at Forrest Place. This will include a variety of free entertainment and activities that will keep your entire family entertained. If you’re travelling with kids, they’ll love the carnival rides, mini golf, petting zoo, a climbing wall, face painting and jumping castle.
WA Day Barbeques – A number of barbeques will also be hosted throughout the day in various locations across Perth. These barbeques present a great opportunity to witness WA pride in action and to mingle with some locals. A barbeque in Perth will be held at the WA Museum Perth Cultural Centre. A gold coin donation is asked for.
The Hertz rental car you picked up from Perth Airport Car Rental, will make getting to WA Day events nice and easy. Simply drive your hire car to your chosen event venue and park it in a surrounding street or the available car park. Alternatively, if you’re planning on attending an event close to your hotel, you can leave your rental car parked at your accommodation and walk.