Events

The City of Bunbury is an ideal place to host all kinds of events, from community festivals, concerts, adventure sports, marathons, and much more. There are a large number of reserves, parks, buildings, and locations available for hire which are suitable for small or large events, including spaces for weddings, busking, street appeals, and information distribution. 

If you would like to know which events are coming up in Bunbury and the surrounding areas, click here.

For a list of events happening in the Bunbury, please click here​.

The first step for event organisers is to read the City of Bunbury Event Guidelines.​

If you are planning on using space or a location within the City of Bunbury please see below links for further information.

Christmas in the City 

Christmas in the City is an annual event, that takes place on the second Sunday in December at Bicentennial Square and the Bunbury Central Business District. The family  friendly event has three elements; the Festival, Street Parade and Carols Concert. This event usually attracts around 10,000 to 15,000 people and brings the wider Bunbury community together at the start of the festive season.

For more information, please email events@bunbury.wa.gov.au or contact the Events Team on 9792 7000

Australia Day Celebrations 

Australia Day takes place annually at Bicentennial Square on the 26 January. The day kicks off at 6.30am with the Australia Day breakfast, followed by the afternoon celebrations, where you’ll find something for all age groups and demographics to enjoy.  The highlight of the event is by far the fireworks spectacular when Bunbury lights up! This event usually attracts around 45,000 – 50,000 people.

For more information, please email events@bunbury.wa.gov.au or contact the Events Team on 9792 7000

Shift Youth Festival

The Shift Youth Festival is an annual event targeted primarily at people ages between 12 and 25.  It combines live music and activities that this age group would expect to see at events, and is planned and delivered by the City of Bunbury Youth Advisory Council.  Although aimed at the youth age group, all ages are welcome at this event.  For further information on how you can be involved, please email community@bunbury.wa.gov.au or yac@bunbury.wa.gov.au or contact the Community Partnerships Team on 9792 7000.

Grandfamilies Day

GrandFamilies Fun Day is a family-friendly event celebrating the important relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.

For further information on how you can be involved, please email community@bunbury.wa.gov.au or contact the Community Partnerships Team on 9792 7000​

Events Support Team

To ensure your event is delivered safely and of the highest quality, the City’s Events Team can provide assistance to applicants to:

  • Discuss venue options for your event
  • Provide assistance in booking a Council venue/ground
  • Provide advice in event management
  • Assistance in applying for and obtaining relevant event permits
  • Provide information on Council funding programs
  • Provide options and referrals on local businesses, entertainment and activities

Community Capacity Building Workshops

The Events team run annual workshops to provide support to event organisers and members of the public to ensure capacity is built and externally run events are compliant, high quality, well-marketed and successful.

Past workshops include:

How to Organise an Event

How to write a Risk Management Plan for an Event

How to Source and Apply for Funding for an Event

Waste Education at your Event

Events Traffic Management Training

Visual Merchandising Workshop 



Commonly Used Forms for Events

Frequently Asked Questions for Events 

Grant Funding Program

 

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