Celebrating all things Aussie in Midland

Top tips for Australia Day festivities around Midland

The date of Australia Day has been the subject of some controversy lately. Whatever your view, the Australia Day long weekend provides time to catch up with friends and family, celebrating all things Aussie.


Here’s some cheap and easy ways to celebrate Australia Day long weekend around Midland.

Congratulate Midland’s Australia Day award winners and new citizens

  • Australia Day is a great opportunity to recognise people who make a wonderful contribution to Midland and the surrounding area.
  • The City of Swan Australia Day award categories includes Community Citizen of the Year, along with Senior and Youth categories, and the Active Citizen Award.
  • Winners will be presented as part of the City of Swan’s Australia Day celebrations.
  • Australia Day will also see the Midland area welcome many new Australian citizens, with a special Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony.


Throw a few prawns on the barbie

  • What could be more Aussie than enjoying a BBQ with some mates or family?
  • Invite your nearest and dearest around and throw some snags and prawns on the barbie.
  • For some great inspiration check out this fab Australia Day recipe collection!
  • Of course, it wouldn’t be an Aussie BBQ without a hit of backyard cricket! Grab yourself a bargain with this backyard cricket set from Target at Midland.
  • If you take your cricket a little more seriously, head to Rebel at Midland to check out some of their budget backyard cricket sets.


Pack a picnic


Whip up some Aussie classics

  • Wherever you’re dining, Australia Day is the perfect time to tempt your taste buds with some classic Aussie culinary favourites.
  • If you’re handy in the kitchen, try making a classic Aussie meat pie. Or take a shortcut and swing by a bakery such as Highland Bakery and Patisserie in Centrepoint Midland to pick up one they’ve got ready and waiting for you!
  • How about a pavlova for dessert? You could make your own pavlova, or pick up one from Coles Midland, Swan View or Caversham and top it with some whipped cream and your favourite summer fruits.
  • Lamingtons are another Australia Day classic dessert. Try your hand at making them, or pop back into Highland Bakery and Patisserie Midland to grab yourself some of these tempting cakey, chocolate and coconut treats!


Hit the pub

  • The Australia Day long weekend is a great excuse to catch up and enjoy a few drinks with mates or treat the family to a meal out.
  • Head to one of these local favourite pubs around Midland!


Have a splash


Need a small fast cash loan for your long weekend festivities?

  • However you plan to celebrate this Australia Day, if you need a quick and easy cash loan to see you through, City Finance can help!
  • Pop in and visit our friendly staff at our Midland branch for a chat.
  • You can also phone us on 9274 0833, or apply online today!