Say farewell to 2021 with a party of street performers including daring circus acts and plenty of free activities on Friday 31 December.

Look out for the stilt walkers, magicians, fairies, percussionists and jugglers wandering the streets of Northbridge, from James Street to William Street and into the Perth Cultural Centre.

“Each year, our free family-friendly New Year’s Eve event draws thousands of people from all over Perth into the city and Northbridge,” City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said.

“While enjoying the entertainment, visitors can explore the Twilight Hawkers Market in Forrest Place, visit a restaurant or check out the Christmas Lights Trail.

“We encourage everyone to head into the city, enjoy the entertainment at Yagan Square, Perth Cultural Centre and Northbridge, before ending the night with spectacular fireworks displays, living up to our name as the City of Light.”

The Yagan Square amphitheatre will transform into the Variety Stage which will feature comedy acts and circus performances to entertain all ages between 6pm and midnight. There will also be a daring and graceful aerial acrobatic display at 8.30pm located by the digital tower.

Kids will also find fun in Perth Cultural Centre, with the annual Festive Land including carnival rides and games galore. WA Museum is extending its hours and additional children’s workshops are planned. 

At 9pm, count down to our first spectacular fireworks display and at midnight, enjoy a magnificent sparkled sky that will lead us into the New Year.

Plus, look up to see a midnight countdown on the Digital Tower at Yagan Square and Northbridge Piazza Screen.

To view the full line-up of New Year’s Eve entertainment or download a map go to
Getting there

To facilitate New Year’s Eve events in the city and ensure public safety, City of Perth has approved the following temporary road closures on Friday 31 December until Saturday 1 January (see map and details below):

31 December 2021, 4pm
  • William St (horse-shoe bridge), between Wellington St and Roe St
  • William St, between Roe St and Francis St
  • Roe St, between Nicks Lane and William St
  • James St, between Parker St and James St cul-de-sac
  • Lake St, between Roe St and Francis St

The City of Perth reminds patrons that there will be no vehicle access to the restricted area once roads have been closed. Parking restrictions will be in place, infringements and towing may apply. Check street signage for time restrictions.

It is anticipated that closed roads will reopen by 5am on Saturday 1 January 2022.

People are encouraged to plan their journey, take note of road closures and carpark locations and take advantage of taxis and public transport.

The closest train station can be found at Perth Train Station, Wellington Street, while the closest bus stops are at Perth Busport (Yagan Square).

Please be aware that due to METRONET’s Thornlie-Cockburn Link project, there will be no scheduled trains running on the Mandurah line during this event.

Please visit the Transperth website to plan your journey or determine the closest City of Perth Parking (CPP) spots.

For event details and to download the map, head to Stay up-to-date with road closures via the City’s Public Notices page.


Issued by: Brooke Hunter, Senior Media and Communications Advisor,

The City of Perth acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters where Perth city is situated today, and pay our respect to Elders past and present.