WA Day marks a significant date in the history of Western Australia. On this day in 1829, the State’s first European settlers completed their long sea journey from Britain to Western Australia, under the command of Captain James Stirling. WA Day is a public holiday in Western Australia and is celebrated each year in many different and special ways. This year, Celebrate WA has coordinated a wide range of events across the long weekend.
On Monday 3 June, the Perth Cultural Centre will come alive with an array of fantastic free family activities including origami wishing boats, face painting, book making, yarn creatures, sculpting, roving giant Aqua Sapiens puppets and The Sirens musicians, a bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, music and more.
There is a unique community canvas project by Nomad Two Worlds and two discovery trails - the WA Museum's Icons Trail with unique WA objects and the Art Gallery of WA's Family Trail showcasing WA Masterpieces. Find out more about the free and fun events happening in the Perth Cultural Centre.
WA Day is a day when we celebrate all the things we love about Western Australia and where we equally recognise our Indigenous history, our early European settlers and the many people who have come from all over the world to call Western Australia home. WA Day is proudly supported by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.