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SkyFest – Australia Day Celebrations

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Published 28 June 2022

Celebrate Australia Day your way with a variety of activities and entertainment throughout Bunbury from sunrise until after the sun sets. Fireworks will light the sky over Koombana Bay from 8.30pm.

Event Program

Wardan Sunrise Ceremony

5am sunrise. At the Nedigar Ngoorndingy Memorial Park Bunbury (corner of Ocean Drive and Wellington Street).

It’s a time of reflection for the ancestors of Wardandi Country and to pay homage to the sacrifices made for our people. The ceremony will be led by a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony and minute silence with the opportunity for Noongar people to speak and share along with music in song and dance. All are welcome!

The Apprentice and Traineeship Company Fun Run

Starts at 7.30am. Starts at Pat Usher Foreshore, Blair Street Bunbury. Presentations begin at 9.15am.

Beginners Tai Chi

7.30am to 8.30am, Jetty Baths

Beginners Tai Chi (also known as Qi Gong) is a gentle form of exercise suitable for all ages and abilities. This class will bring space into your body and calmness to your mind.

Please bring a hat and loose fitting casual clothes.

Mayoral Breakfast hosted by The Apex Club of Bunbury Koombana

7am to 10am. Graham Bricknell Memorial Music Shell.

Mayor’s Australia Day Citizenship and Awards Ceremony

Starts at 8.30am. Graham Bricknell Memorial Music Shell.

Please note there is no reserved seating. This is a public event so you are encouraged to bring along family and friends to celebrate with.

Taffys Colouring Station and Fairy Floss

From 10am, Taffys. Koombana North.

Stop by the free colouring station, fairy floss will be available for sale.

Australia Day Special Race Event for all Fleets

From 3pm, on the waters of Koombana Bay.

Hosted by the Koombana Bay Sailing Club. Please note that the Koombana Bay Sailing Club is a member only club and is closed to members of the public during SkyFest.

Bunbury’s Strongest Men and Women

4pm to 8pm, Market Square between Corners On The Bay and Mash Brewery.

Watch competitors lift a log, a car, and more!

Hit 95.7 Outdoor Broadcast

4pm to 8.30pm, Koombana Bay Foreshore.

Stop by and say hi to the Hit crew while they broadcast live from SkyFest.

Hit 95.7 Live Stream

4pm to 9pm, Jetty Baths, Koombana North, Koombana Bay


Dinner at Dusk Food Trucks

4pm to 9pm, Koombana Bay Foreshore Carpark.

Carey Park Scouts Obstacle Course

4pm to 8.30pm, Koombana Bay Foreshore.

Kids Fun Zone presented by South West Development Commission

4pm to 8.30pm, Jetty Baths.

Join us for a variety of kids activities throughout the afternoon including flying a drone.

Character Meet and Greet

4pm to 8.30pm along the Koombana Bay waterfront.

Ariel, Spiderman, and a native flower fairy will be walking around the waterfront. Come along and say hi!

Lebanese Cuisine and DJ Beats

4pm to 9pm, Cedar by the Water, Marlston waterfront.

Fish and Chips Picnic on the Grass

From 5pm, beach side of Dolphin Discovery Centre.

Tickets can be purchased at

Tribal Dance

5pm to 6pm, Koombana Foreshore.

Come and try some Tribal dance with Beck Tichbon – for women and young women. No experience necessary. Vibrant, fun and also relaxing! Hosted by South West Women’s Health Information Centre.

Summer Roll

5.30pm, meet at the Vat2 Carpark.

Enjoy Bunbury on wheels! BYO skates, blades, bikes and boards! All skill levels are welcome. Come for a roll through the City, have some fun and make new friends.

VIP Grazing Table

From 6pm, upstairs at the Dolphin Discovery Centre.

Grazing table, DJ, and prime viewing of the fireworks display.

Tickets can be purchased at


8.30pm, over Koombana Bay.


Fireworks exclusion zone and closures

The end of Jetty Road will be closed from 10am Wednesday 25 January until the morning of Friday 27 January to allow for the fireworks exclusion zone. Access to the mooring/pens and parking up to that area will be open during this time.

There will be an exclusion zone around the fireworks launch area from 6pm until 9.30pm on Thursday 26 January as per the event map. People on land and water will be unable to access this space during this time.

Department of Transport staff will be on the water reminding people of the exclusion zone throughout the day and evening.

Getting to the event

City of Bunbury parking bays are free on public holidays but some may have time limits. To find out where there is available parking, please download the Park Bunbury app for smartphones.

You may also wish to take one of the Beam or Bird e-scooters which can be found in locations throughout the Bunbury CBD. E-scooter locations can be found by downloading the Beam app or the Bird app from your smartphone.


We would like to thank the following sponsors for ensuring this event is possible.

  • Lotterywest
  • Southern Ports
  • South West Development Commission
  • Shire of Harvey
  • Shire of Dardanup
  • Hit 95.7
  • Totally Sound