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Come along to the Town of Bassendean’s 12th annual Australia Day Celebrations featuring the spectacular  Fireworks. Now a hugely popular event held at Ashfield Reserve in Ashfield from 5.00 – 9.00pm, Tuesday 26th January 2016 – it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before.
Join us in a safe and family friendly environment with live music, food, carnival rides and spectacular fireworks.


Be entertained with on-stage performances by local bands Lights of Berlin and The Mondays.  Hear Darren Lomman, Australia Day Ambassador 2016, talk about his Australian experience.


The event kicks off from 5pm and continues through till 9pm, with everyone’s eyes turning to the sky at 8pm for the fireworks finale.  Tune into 98five Sonshine FM for the live simulcast soundtrack.


Bring a picnic, or purchase food and drinks from the many stalls on site.


Parking is strictly limited (a $10 fee per car applies in the designated parking area) & we encourage you to TravelSmart – walk, ride, catch a bus or train, or car pool to the event. Cyclists can park their bikes in the free on site ‘Bicycle Valet’, provided by BikeValet


This event is proudly supported by Lotterywest and 98.5 Sonshine FM

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Find us on social media – keep in touch & share your photos too. Don’t forget to hashtag us – #australiadaybassendean

Find us on Instagram @basso_life


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Lights of Berlin

Berlin New Dp v4

It’s very rare you see a band come straight out of the gate and begin to grab people’s attention around the country, but that’s exactly what Perth band LIGHTS OF BERLIN have achieved with their debut release BRAND NEW DAY.

The record catapulted the band onto Australia’s touring/festival scene, and continues to hold itself as one of the year’s standout records.  The have been selling out headliner shows, supporting international artists around the country, and cementing themselves as a mainstay on Australia’s festival scene. Lights of Berlin are quickly becoming one of Australia’s most talked about rock acts, being toted as “the next big act to come out of Australia”.  Keep your eyes out for their upcoming release.


The Mondays

The Mondays Bio Photo

The Mondays are a 5 piece alt¬rock band out of Perth. Starting out in 2012 as a three piece with founding members Dan Mijat (lead vocals, guitar, keys), Luke Del Fante (drums) and Isaac Henry (lead guitar, vocals) and then becoming a five piece after adding bass player Josh Kader, and vocalist Anu Sharma. In 2013 the band released their Freo recorded debut EP, Groove which was a four track that features hits such as Bread and Groove. The Mondays are about to release two new singles and have recently teamed up with an upcoming local independent label: Villains&Valiants.

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Australian Day Ambassador – Damon Lomman

Darren is the CEO of the Dreamfit Foundation which he founded as a teenager in 2003 whilst completing his mechanical engineering at The University of Western Australia.


Dreamfit is a not for profit organisation that is making dreams possible for people with disabilities through innovative equipment solutions. Their skilled and passionate team are committed to supporting people with disabilities to get out and try new activities, engage in their community and overcome challenges in their everyday life.

In addition to his involvement with Dreamfit, Darren has volunteered and held committee positions with a number of community organisations including The University of Western Australia, Engineers without Borders, Engineers Australia, Disabled Surfers Association, Association for the Blind & the DisAbled Recreation Club.



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MC Sean Walsh

5.00pm – 5.55pm

The Mondays (4 piece)

5.55pm – 6.15pm

Ari Davis (acoustic solo performer)

6.15pm – 6.25pm

Welcome to Country
Official Mayoral Welcome
Australian Day Ambassador – Damon Lomman

6.25pm – 6.45pm

The Bassonovas (community drumming group)

6.50pm – 7.55pm

Lights of Berlin (4 piece)


Countdown to the Fireworks

8.00pm – 8.15pm


8.15pm – 9.00pm

Music – 98.5 Sonshine FM broadcast

Event Info

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Getting There:
We encourage you to TravelSmart – walk, ride, catch a bus or train, or car pool to the event.

Free ‘Bicycle Valet’ on site.  So go on get on your bike and park it safely.   Don’t forget you need your light for the ride home.


Plan your journey by visiting the Transperth Journey Planner at www.transperth.wa.gov.au or calling the Transperth HotLine on 13 62 13

Parking is strictly limited – enter off Fisher Street and follow the signs – a $10 fee applies on entry to designated parking zone.

ACROD Permit Holders – For parking and access to event, please contact the Town of Bassendean prior to the day on 9377 8000.  Limited priority parking is available for vehicles displaying a current ACROD sticker.

Road Closures:
Entry from Guildford Rd into Colstoun Rd closed from 3.00pm-10pm
Haig St will be closed to vehicle traffic from 7.30pm-8.30pm

Clean & Green:
Do your bit for the environment please bring refillable water bottles or reusable commuter cups. A free drinking water station will be on site. Please place your rubbish and recycling in the bins provided.

Eat & Drink:
Pack you own picnic or check out the food trucks on site. There is something to suit everyone’s tastebuds including:

Assunta Bhavan Child &
Community project Inc.
Sausage Sizzle
Boost Mobeel Boost Juice
Bratwurst German Bratwurst
Perth Coffee Express Coffees, tea etc
Ice Cream
Jay Bay Eats Burgers, chips etc
Jumplings Tasty Dumplings Dumplings
Mojito Cantina Mexican street food to go
Porta Pizza Woodfired pizza
Smokin’ BBQ Bus Slow Cooked BBQ & more
Spanish Casa Churros
Sue’s Sno Cones Ice / snow cones
The Spud Wagon Baked Potatoes


We also have a free drinking water station so bring your own water bottles to refill!

Lost Children:
If you lose your child please make your way to the event control tent near the stage and Town of Bassendean staff will assist you by liaising with Police and security.  When you first arrive at the reserve, show your children where we can be found, just in case they lose their way during the event.

Lost Property:
Please take all found property to our Event Control Tent and we will endeavour to find its rightful owner.

Please Note:
This is a Smoke Free event
Dogs will not be permitted at the event.


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The Town of Bassendean wishes to thank our 2016 event sponsors – Lotterywest and 98.5 Sonshine FM.
Their support ensures that community events like our Australia Day Celebrations continue to grow within our community.

98.5 Sonshine FM will be broadcasting live from Ashfield Reserve and will once again present a simulcast soundtrack to the fireworks.


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