AUSTRALIA II: 40 YEARS ON - The Celebration

AUSTRALIA II: 40 YEARS ON - The Celebration

Australia II 40 Years On Celebration at Victoria Quay Precinct: An Unprecedented Display of Support and Enthusiasm

The Australia II 40 Years On Celebration, set to take place at the iconic Victoria Quay Precinct, is gearing up to be an extraordinary event thanks to the incredible outpouring of support from the community. As excitement continues to build, event organisers are urging attendees to stay tuned to official social media channels for essential updates on access and attendance.

This landmark celebration, commemorating the 40th anniversary of Australia II's historic America's Cup victory, has captured the hearts of Western Australians far and wide. The overwhelming response from enthusiasts, fans, and the public has been nothing short of extraordinary.

With the event just around the corner, organisers are keen to ensure the safety and satisfaction of all attendees. Due to the exceptional interest and limited capacity at certain venues within Victoria Quay Precinct, it's crucial for attendees to stay informed about access and potential attendance constraints.

To stay in the know about event details, access, and attendance updates, please visit this website and follow on socials Mellen Events  Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries These channels will provide real-time information to help attendees plan their visit to the Australia II 40 Years On Celebration.

This event promises to be a memorable occasion, and with the unwavering support of the community, it's shaping up to be a true testament to Australia's enduring passion for its maritime history.


Join us to celebrate the anniversary of a defining moment in Australian sporting history. Tuesday 26 September marks the 40th Anniversary of the moment the Australia II team broke the longest winning streak in sporting history and brought the America's Cup to Western Australia.

A 1980s themed, FREE family friendly celebration will see Fremantle’s Victoria Quay come alive on Sunday 24 September with iconic 80s rock bands taking to the stage including; Hoodoo Gurus, Baby Animals, Voyager and, Slim Jim and the FATTS Bands.

As the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, experience the story of the 'unwinnable race' told by a sound and light drone show capturing the iconic battle between the yachts - Australia II and Liberty.

The Celebration includes free entry to the WA Maritime Museum at Victoria Quay, including the new Australia II: 40 Year On Exhibition, all weekend.

The best thing - no need to call any boss a bum, because you all get the Monday off!

More info at

Event: AUSTRALIA II: 40 YEARS ON - The Celebration

Date: Sunday, 24 September 2023

3:15pm VOYAGER

Times are approximate and subject to change.