Bunbury is the central hub of the region and as Western Australia’s third largest city, it has plenty of options for dining out, shopping, keeping active and taking part in community-focused initiatives.

The City has many attractions, both historic and modern that makes it a wonderful and welcoming place to live. Bunbury is most well-known for the pods of wild bottlenose dolphins which frequent the shores of Koombana Bay, regularly allowing individuals the opportunity to wade, cruise or swim with them.

While community events form the backbone of Bunbury’s social calendar, the City also attracts many regional, and occasionally state, competitions and events to keep you entertained. Two of the major events on the social calendar are Christmas in the City, which combines the carols by candlelight, festival and street parade, and the SkyFest Australia Day Celebrations.

Bunbury is also home to Western Australia’s well known iconic music festival, Groovin the Moo. Ensure you take advantage of all the exciting events regularly held in the City, by checking the Bunbury Visitors Centre Events Calendar .  

The City strongly encourages and supports community, industry, cultural and sporting groups to deliver their own events, and invites you to discuss your event with the City of Bunbury Events team.

City of Bunbury Events Strategy 2017-2020

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

City of Bunbury Hosted Events

Christmas in the City

SkyFest Australia Day Celebrations

Please click on the relevant link below to access all event-related information. If you can't find what you are looking for please call the events team on 9792 7000


Advertising your event

City of Bunbury signage hire


Grant funding program

Busking/street entertainment/street appeals

Venues for hire (including wedding venues)