The event City
Throughout the year Bunbury hosts a range of events that attract people from far and wide.
Its Australia Day celebrations regularly see up to 30,000 people joining in the celebrations including many visitors from outside the region.
Race week in March involves a series of events that attract crowds in excess of 20,000.
Sporting events are also popular with Bunbury’s annual PGA golf tournament, and a recent AFL match between Fremantle Dockers and Carlton saw 10,000 spectators turn out.
In 2009 Bunbury was selected as the venue for JJJ’s national promotion ‘Groovin the Moo’. This inaugural music festival was a great success with all 15,000 tickets sold out well in advance, and accommodation in and around Bunbury booked out. Council provided $100,000 and the South West Development Commission $50,000 in financial support to
bring this festival to Bunbury.
As well as the economic boost to the local economy, Council was very pleased with the promotion Bunbury received across the nation. Such events deliver top class entertainment for local people, as well as attracting visitors from outside the region to experience the friendliness, beauty and lifestyle that Bunbury and the South West has on offer.
Bunbury is looking forward to hosting the Australian Local Government Association’s 2010 National Local Roads and Transport Conference from
13 to 15 October.
Council encourages delegates not to miss the opportunity to visit earlier or extend their stay after the Congress so they can fully experience the many attributes of this vibrant region.