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Your Guide To Skyworks 2020

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Celebrate Australia Day with friends or family at the City of Perth’s Australia Day Skyworks event, the biggest Australia Day event in the country to truly light up your long weekend! 

The Skyworks event boasts a stellar line up of free entertainment like the air show, carnival rides and amusements, water slides, live entertainment, international food markets, a silent disco and more!

Plus – don’t miss your chance to win $1000 every 30 minutes at The mix94.5 and Channel 9 Skyworks Village.

Entertainment kicks off at 3pm with the fireworks starting at 8pm. 

Looking for key details and accessibility info? See our FAQs



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Why not stay for the long weekend

Turn your Australia Day into a weekend of celebrations by staying at one of the many hotels in Perth City. For the best views of the fireworks check out Crowne Plaza Perth, QT Perth and The Peninsula Riverside Apartments

See the full list of hotels


Key Details

  • Tune in

    Listen out for the official Skyworks soundtrack broadcast on mix94.5 – speakers can be found at select locations within Langley Park, Kings Park and South Perth or bring your own analogue radio. It is recommended that you check that you can hear the speakers during the afternoon prior to securing a spot

  • What to leave at home
    • Sparklers 
    • BBQs
    • Open flames 
    • Flares 
    • Drones 

    As a large-scale community event, attracting crowds of more than 300,000 people to the Perth foreshore, South Perth foreshore and Kings Park, the City of Perth’s Australia Day Skyworks 2020 event is a drone-free zone.

    The only authorised drone in use at Skyworks will be operated by Channel 9 as the official broadcaster of the event.

    The Channel 9 drone will operate between 8pm and 8.30pm to capture vision of the fireworks for broadcast.

    Any person operating a drone at the Australia Day Skyworks may have their drone confiscated and be liable for a fine.  

  • What to bring

    To ensure you are prepared for this Australia Day, here are some useful items to bring along:

    • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen) 
    • Towel if participating in the water playground 
    • Water bottle to refill at the drinking water locations
    • A waste-free picnic 
    • Radio to tune into the mix94.5 soundtrack 
    • Chairs, eskies and shade structures that can be folded down and carried are all permitted (shade structures should be dismantled at dusk for best fireworks viewing) 
  • First Aid
    A number of First Aid Stations will be located around the foreshore on Langley Park, Supreme Court Gardens, Kings Park, Matilda Bay and Sir James Mitchell Park.    

    Please make note of the nearest First Aid Station to you and if required please ask Event or Security staff for directions to the nearest First Aid Station. Locations are also available on the event map. 
  • Skyworks Hotline

    Can't find an answer to your question? Call our friendly customer service team on (08) 9461 3333 who will endeavour to provide assistance.

  • Livestream

    The fireworks are streamed live on the City's Facebook page at 8pm. You can also enjoy a delayed broadcast on Channel 9.

  • Lost Children
    There will be five Lost Child points within the Skyworks event areas, staffed by the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation. The Lost Child points will be located at Langley Park, Kings Park, Sir James Mitchell Park (South Perth) and Supreme Court Gardens.  

    If you lose a child 
    Please check in with the Lost Child point closest to you. If your child is not there, Constable Care Child Safety Foundation staff will work with event security to assist in locating your child.  

    If you find a lost child 
    Accompany the lost child to the nearest Lost Child point. Alternatively, a Police Officer or Security Guide will accompany children to the nearest Lost Child point.  

    Parents can collect a Constable Care Safety Band from one of the five Lost Child points upon arrival, write their contact details on it and attach it to their child’s wrist. 
  • River Information
    An eight-knot speed limit will be in place from the Narrows Bridge to Causeway Bridge from 3pm sunrise on 27 January. This excludes the existing five-knot speed restricted area on the Perth side of Heirisson Island. 

    There is a 10-knot speed limit in any non-speed restricted areas of the Swan Canning Riverpark between the hours of sunset and sunrise. 

    Jetty 4 at Barrack Street Jetties will be set up as a first aid point for medical emergencies for the public from 3:00pm through until 09:00pm. Refer to the map for the location. 

    River Closures 
    The centre section of Perth Water (as marked in yellow on the map) will be closed to all vessels from 7:00pm until 9:45pm including passenger pick up and drop off from Barrack Street and Mend Street jetties. Following the event, an announcement will be broadcast on marine band radios 27Mhz channel 88 and VHF channels 9 and 16 to reopen this area in Perth Water. 

    Out from the eastern end of Sir James Mitchell Park adjacent to Ellam Street, a 100 by 225 metre exclusion zone will be in place between 8:00am on the 16th January 2020 until midnight on the 28th January 2020 to facilitate the safe loading and unloading of event pyrotechnics. 
    River Restrictions 
    Belmont water ski area will be closed to water skiing from 3pm on 26 January until 8am on 27 January 

    Swimming between the Narrows Bridge and Causeway Bridges from 3pm on 26 January until 8am on 27 January 

    200 metre exclusion zone around the firework barges and pontoons from 6pm on 25 January until 8am on 27 January 

    More information about river closures, exclusion zones, spectator areas or vessel safety requirements, including vessel navigation lights can visit or contact the Marine Safety Hotline on 13 11 56. 
  • Road Closures

    Please see the map below for the 2020 Skyworks Road Closures.

    Skyworks 2020 Road Closures

    Please plan ahead and refer to signs posted; vehicles may be infringed and towed if parking in illegal locations within the event areas.

Accessibility Guides

Skyworks is proudly an accessible event. Including temporary ACROD parking, accessible toilets and baby change facilities, accessible matting on grass, quiet zones and dedicated viewing areas at the Birak Concert and for the fireworks. Please see below for the Skyworks accessibility and sensory guide. 

Download Skyworks 2020 Accessibilty Guide PDF
Download Skyworks 2020 Sensory Guide PDF
Download Skyworks 2020 Accessibilty Guide Word Document
Download Skyworks 2020 Sensory Guide Word Document

This event would not not be possible without the support of our sponsors Mix94.5Lotterywest and Channel 9.


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