Family Fun Day 2023
On Australia Day we celebrate all the things we love about Australia: the great outdoors, a sense of fair go, lifestyle and the diverse nature of our fantastic nation. ⛱🌞🌿 Take a look at our 2022 event
to get a feel for Family Fun Day 2023.
Join us at Shelley Foreshore for a morning and afternoon of family fun, and by family we mean your DOGS too! This free to enter event is also smoke free, alcohol free, dog friendly and wheelchair accessible. 🐶♿🚭
Citizenship Ceremony to kick off the event
💗 Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
🐶 Our famous Puppy Parade - sign up pet in their best outfit at the stage before the deadline. Prizes will be awarded!
💦 Free stand up paddle boarding in the river
️🎨 Kids doggy and Aussie themed craft activities
🏏 Kids Sporting pop ups
🐯 Kids Face painting - we've got 2 to ease the load!
🌴 Kids inflatable Tiki Island Wet Obstacle Course - ages 3yrs and up
🌈 Kids Rainbow Mister for the 'Littlies'
🤫 Kids Quiet Tent for those that need some down time.
🚿 Water Dunk Tank for the bigger kids - min height of 150cm
📸 Pet Friendly Photo Booth
✏ Free Caricatures with your pet with award winning cartoonist "Smithy" Greg Smith
🐾 Doggy Adventure Course
🐕 Doggy Off Lead Area (separate ares for small and large pooches)
Plenty of food and beverage trucks and vendors
What's on Stage?
The Puppy Parade will start around 11.30am, come down to the stage between 10am – 11am to sign up your dog. Deputy Mayor Ben Kunze and Auspire ambassador Dean Morris will judge the best pooch strutting down the ‘dog walk’ 📸 and the crowd will help participate in the judging as well.
🏅First prize will win a pet travel bag and $100 voucher to Hair of the Dog Grooming.
🏅 Runner up will receive $100 voucher to Hair of the Dog Grooming.
What about the Kids?
For the kids we have 3 water based activities;
- An Inflatable Tiki Island Obstacle courses - ages 3yrs and up
- A Inflatable Rainbow Misting Arch for the 'littlies' to toddle or crawl through
- A Water Dunk Tank so watch out Mum and Dad! - minimum height requirement of 150cm
We also have 2 Face Painters (to help share the load!), craft and sporting activities for the kids. Then if it all gets a bit too much we have our Quiet Tent which they can use to chill out in, if they need some down time.
Food Trucks & Vendors
🍔🥤 Halal Bros
🍔🥤 Ninja Cuisine
🍔🥤 Noongar Mereny
🍔🥤 Little Bull Espresso
🍔🥤 Unicone Soft Serve
🍔🥤 Burnz Charcoal Chicken
🍔🥤 Canning Rotary Club
🐕 Nibblz n Dribblz
🐕 Puppa DoLittle
Getting to the Event 🚲🚶
Onsite parking (including ACROD, see below) is available fo this event and entry for parking is off Riverton Drive on the grassed area next to the event site (follow Traffic Management/signage).
We encourage you to ride, walk, or catch public transport. Use the Transperth Journey Planner to plan your journey. We will also have free bike racks for those of you who want to ride down.
As with all events near residential areas, please be patient with the staff as they assist traffic entering and exiting the event. Please also be courteous and mindful of local residents as you enter and leave the event and do not park on resident verges.
Is there access and facilities for people with disabilities?
- Reserved signed ACROD parking is available in the car park closest to the event venue.
- Please display your ACROD pass.
- For those in a wheelchair, path access comes off the car park near these bays.
- The event site has many pathways and will allow for wheelchair usage.
- Accessible toilets are also available.
- This event will be AUSLAN interpreted.
We would like to acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation as the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
About Our Events
Again this year we are excited to have the Go2Cup, The Waste Warriors, KINN&Co on board as our sustainability partners! There are three key things you need to know ♻️🌏
1. BYO - patrons are encouraged to bring your own plates/containers, cutlery and cups from home to enjoy your meals/beverages. However, if you can't bring your own we have you covered because GO2Cup will be supplying our Food Trucks/Vendors with special serve ware. You just need to return it to our Waste Stations once you have finished with it.
We also have a cold, filtered water tank on site, please bring your own refillable water bottle too. Please note this is a smoke and alcohol free event.
2. Use the dedicated WASTE STATIONS to dispose of your GO2Cup bowls, plates, cutlery and also your general waste. These stations will be manned by some awesome volunteers, who will ensure all waste is disposed of correctly.
What is free to the community?
Entry plus most activities are family friendly and free. The food trucks will charge for food and beverage and will have cash and Eftpos facilities,
What if I have dietary requirements?
Should you have any specific dietary requirements, we recommend you monitor this page or the event's Facebook page where each food truck will be listed. You can the jump onto each Food Truck's webpage and peruse their menu.
We will do our best to ensure we offer Halal, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free options.
However, It is the customer's responsibility to ensure they check that their food choices suit their diet.
What do I need for my dog?
A lead must be worn and please make sure you bring your doggie poop bags.
Is seating provided?
Yes, some seating is provided in the way of picnic tables and some chairs. However, we recommend bringing your own chairs and picnic rug!
Are there toilets?
Yes, an existing toilet block is near the event site, as well as portable toilets.This includes disabled toilets also.
Can I bring my own food?
Yes! Feel free to pack your own picnic. Just please do not bring glass because we have young children running round and we don't want them to cut their feet. Please also ensure all rubbish is disposed of correctly.
The City is committed to ensuring the best possible safety for event patrons, staff and suppliers at our events in relation to COVID-19. We will be implementing:
✖️ Hand Sanitizer stations
✖️ Professional cleaning and disinfection regimes for event venue with professional cleaners
✖️ Display signage throughout to remind individuals to maintain good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
✖️ Hands-free basins with liquid soap in toilet facilities
✖️ Reminders for volunteers and staff not to attend if they are unwell, have been in contact with a positive COVID-19 patient, are awaiting COVID-19 test results or have been instructed to self-isolate
We ask event attendees to remember to:
❗ Practise good personal hygiene (wash hands often with soap and water, or hand sanitiser and cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use your elbow)
❗ Stay home if unwell and if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms get tested for COVID-19
❗ Follow the appropriate mask wearing guidelines at the time of the event.
For Further Information Contact:
Major City Events Team: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 1300 442 664