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Events To Attend Western Australia

Western Australia hosts major Australian and International events throughout each year, attracting athletes and spectators from around the world. We suggest that you take note of the dates, so that you can plan your holiday schedule to attend one or some of the events.



Hopman Cup

Hosted at the iconic Perth Arena, this tournament has a unique format with teams of one male and one female player representing eight nations competing in a round-robin format in mixed doubles and male/female singles. The intimate setting will let you see all the action up close and attracts star players from around the world.

Perth Cup

Western Australia's premier horse racing event which carries prize money of over AU$350 000. Held at Royal Ascot Raceway, the event is regarded as Australia's toughest test for thoroughbreds, run over the same distance as the Melbourne Cup, and is the highlight of the Perth Social Calendar.

Australia Day Fireworks

Uniting over 350 000 of Perth's citizens and visitors in a celebration of the Australian Culture as we observe this firework spectacular. Synchronised to Australian and popular music, fireworks are launched from the Narrows Bridge, Swan River and Perth's tallest skyscrapers.



Perth International Arts Festival

Australia's oldest and largest multi-arts festival and the only statewide multi-arts festival in Australia. The Perth International Arts Festival has an enviable world reputation in the arts for its innovative development, presentation of new works and provision of quality arts.

Rottnest Swim

The 20 kilometre swim is held from Perth's Cottesloe Beach to Thompson Bay, Rottnest Island. Each year individuals and teams endure one of the longest open water swim events in the world. Only swimming enthusiasts are advised to take up this endurance challenge.



Channel Seven Mandurah Crab Fest

Enjoyed by more than 140,000 locals and visitors each year, this exciting weekend festival features a plethora of fun and activities including live cooking displays with contestants from Channel Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, an En Plein Air Art and Children’s Dress Up competition, a jam-packed entertainment line-up on the main and children’s stages. There will be an abundance of great food including many crab-inspired dishes and endless displays and demonstrations.

Margaret River Masters

A six-star World qualifying event featuring the world's best and well known surfers including Sunny Garcia with over $106 000 in prize money. Held annually at Margaret River since 1985, renowned for the large waves that surfers must compete on, usually over 15 feet high.

Festival of the Wind

The Festival of the Wind is the premier culture event for the South Coast Region of WA, and is held in the town of Esperance. Immerse yourself in all that the relaxed coastal town has to offer - with a variety of live entertainment, food, sport, music, art and culture that all celebrates the unique Esperance lifestyle.



West Coast Blues N Roots

A jam-packed day of musical goodness held in the heart of Fremantle. There is no event that better encapsulates the great West Australian lifestyle quite like the West Coast Blues ’n’ Roots Festival. A laid back atmosphere with some of the classic artists which has seen the likes of Bob Dylan, Grace Jones, Santana, Robert Plant, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Paul Simon, Ben Harper, Crowded House and so many more.



Kalgoorlie's Heart of Gold Discovery Trail

Gold has always played a significant role in the development of WA. In 2018, we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the discovery of gold in Kalgoorlie-boulder. To celebrate one of the biggest gold rushes in Australia's history, Kalgoorlie's Heart of Gold Discovery Trail will open on Saturday 9 June 2018 for the public to immerse themselves in the rich history and heritage of gold mining in WA. Starting at the Gold Bar replica outside Market Arcade and ending at the Museum of the Goldfields, this self-guided walking trail will take you through time along multiple locations of significance on a journey of discovery. For more information, please visit the Kalgoorlie's Heart of Gold Discovery Trail Launch event page.

Leonora Golden Gift and Menzies Classic weekend

These two outback sporting events are ones you won't want to miss! The Leonora Golden Gift is Australia's richest mile running race, conducted along the dusty main road of the outback town Leonora. The racing carnival involves athletics events for the whole family, as well as fireworks, markets and a variety of entertainment that will be sure to please everyone. The Menzies Classic, a handicap cycling event, starts in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and finishes alongside the Menzies Town Hall. The event has an accompanying carnival, meaning you and the kids can get involved in the excitement and fun, as well as enjoy the variety of entertainment on offer.



Avon Descent

Recognised as Australia's greatest and longest white water classic, the event sees over 600 competitors complete a huge 135km obstacle course along the Avon River from Northam to Perth. The course is run along almost the entirity of the Avon River at 134 kilometres long.



Discover the Round

Discover the Round, in other words the biggest event on Kalgoorlie-Boulder's social calendar, is a week of indulging in partying, fashion and horse racing. The main event of the week is the 2300m Gold Kalgoorlie Cup, attracting thousands of race goers to the region. The week isn't limited to racing, as it also involves a variety of tourism, cultural and sporting events to get involved in.



Busselton Wildflower Festival

On the 4th and 5th of October 2018, The Busselton Wildflower Exhibition will celebrate 93 years of showcasing hundreds of wildflower specimens in ablaze of glory this October. The South West region of Western Australia is renowned for having one of the richest and most diverse flora in the world. The exhibition brings together a wide range of flowers in bloom during the height of the wildflower season in the region, including much celebrated orchids. The exhibition gives those unable to ‘go bush’ an opportunity to see a great variety of specimens. Other than the showcase of a wide variety of wildflowers, there will also be botanists on hand to offer advice and further information as well as a water wise garden display. The festival will run on the 4th and 5th of October 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Uniting Church, Kent Street, Busselton.

Kings Park Wildflower Festival

Australia's largest and most varied flower festival, the event has won numerous international awards for outstanding quality. One of the best ways to discover Australia's natural flora, hosted in the largest central city park in the world - Kings Park, Perth's Botanical Gardens.

Perth Royal Show

Perth's most anticipated and biggest festival, showcasing Western Australia's leading horticultural, agricultural, rural, industrial, commercial and mineral resourses. The event attracts 400 000 people each year to sample wines, exhibits, sideshow alley and the famous showbags.

Fremantle Festival

Every Year the streets of Fremantle brim over with colour, laughter, music and celebration at the City’s premier three day Community Festival. The world’s best street and cabaret performers will perform a variety of world class outstanding shows captivating their audiences. There are more than 100 performances and it’s all free! This is a community event where everyone comes out to celebrate in this fun-loving soulful city! The music is so catchy you can't help but sing, clap or dance to the different beats. The Fremantle Festival Parade is always a joy, watch the colourful floats, listen to the music, join in with the street dancing.



Saint Barbara's Festival

The Saint Barbara's Festival is an annual event that represents the relationship between the community of Kalgoorlie Boulder and the mining industry, and celebrates all the great things about living in Australia's largest regional outback city. The highlight of the event is the St Barbara's Parade, where thousands of spectators watch impressive pieces of mining equipment parade through the town. The event also has accompanying family-fun events to enjoy before the parade commences.



Christmas Pageant

Held through the main streets of Perth, the Christmas Pageant is the largest and most popular in Australia attracting over 300 000 Perth parents and their children to the city, viewing the collection of dazzling light covered floats, street performers, marching bands and clowns.