Events

Community events form the backbone of Bunbury’s social calendar. The City also attracts many regional, and occasionally state, competitions and events. Two major events on the social calendar are Christmas in the City, which combines the carols by candlelight, festival and street parade, and the Sky Fest Australia Day Celebrations.

Bunbury is also home to annual iconic music festival, Groovin the Moo.

Check the Bunbury Visitors Centre Events Calendar to take advantage of all the exciting events coming up.  

The City strongly encourages and supports community, industry, cultural and sporting groups to deliver their own events. We invite you to discuss your event with the City of Bunbury Events team.

Events Support Team

To ensure your event is delivered safely and of the highest quality, the City’s Events Team can provide assistance to applicants to:

  • Discuss venue options for your event
  • Provide assistance in booking a Council venue/ground
  • Provide advice in event management
  • Assistance in applying for and obtaining relevant event permits
  • Provide information on Council funding programs
  • Provide options and referrals on local businesses, entertainment and activities

City of Bunbury Hosted Events

Christmas in the City

The annual Christmas celebration combines the street parade, festival and carols concert. Held on the second Sunday in December, Christmas in the City invites the Bunbury-Geographe community to celebrate the festive season.  It features free activities and entertainment for the whole family. Line the streets of the CBD to watch the parade of colourful floats pass by. Then make your way to Graham Bricknell Music Shell to sing-along to Christmas carols.

We are now accepting market stall holder applications! Download an application form here

Sky Fest Australia Day Celebrations

The annual Sky Fest Australia Day Celebrations is held on 26 January.  It invites the Bunbury-Geographe community to share in a nation-wide celebration of pride. The event is held at Bicentennial Square and the Graham Bricknell Music Shell.   Sky Fest hosts an entertaining day out for the whole community.  It is fully inclusive with live music, free activities, rides, and more.

CBD Summer Event Fund

Do you have a passion for the Bunbury CBD and an interest in promoting its unique vibrancy and culture? Express your interest in staging an event in the CBD in Summer 2017/18 through the CBD Summer Event Fund.

The City of Bunbury is offering commercial and non-commercial vendors the opportunity to apply for up to $4,000 in funding to deliver events that get people onto the street and spending time in the city, with one event each in December 2017, January 2018 and February 2018. Events could include markets, busking/live music, art exhibitions, street dining, pop-up shops/bars and food trucks, and must include a road closure connected to Victoria Street.

For more details and to apply, view the Information Kit & Application form here

Applications open Wednesday 5 July and close Friday 28 July 2017. For queries please contact the A/Manager Tourism, Events & Wildlife Park on 9792 7137/0417 711 024/ievans@bunbury.wa.gov.auCity of Bunbury Events Strategy

Together with the Bunbury Events Advisory Group (BEAG), the City of Bunbury has developed an Events Strategy that identifies, attracts and supports a diverse range of events to Bunbury-Geographe, which will guide the BEAG and Council Officers.

Download the City of Bunbury Events Strategy 2017-2020

Please click on the relevant link below to access all event-related information. If you can't find what you are looking for please call the events team on 9792 7000.

Using City of Bunbury Venues

Advertising your Event

City of Bunbury Billboard and Banner Hire

Share the Spot (busking, street appeals, information distribution)

Grant Funding Program