Local councils divided on Australia Day celebrations

Australia Day in Rockingham. PIC: City of Rockingham

The City's of Mandurah and Rockingham will be hosting Australia Day celebrations on different days in 2024.

Mandurah has stuck with Friday, January 26.

Over 60 new citizens from 14 different counties will be welcomed in a ceremony on the Eastern Foreshore from 8am.

The Citizen of the Year awards will also be announced followed by performances from traditional dancers and the Mandurah Concert Band.

Rockingham will be celebrating Australia Day on Saturday, January 27 from 5pm - 8.45pm.

Festivities includes performances by Bluey and Bingo, live music, free amusement rides, children's entertainment and activities and a variety of food vendors.

There will also be a fireworks display at 8.30pm.

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