Albany Bicentenary 2026

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Albany’s Bicentenary in 2026 is a significant anniversary for the whole community. It’s an opportunity to reflect on Albany’s history, celebrate the diverse and vibrant community it has become and realise aspirations.

The Bicentenary will encompass a 12-month destination event and marketing program set to showcase the very best Albany has to offer. It is also an opportunity for Albany to realise its potential as a must see cultural destination in regional WA.

With a deeply rooted Aboriginal heritage, proud military history – notably as the departure point or the Anzacs in 1914 – a strong contribution to music and arts, well recognized, beautiful and diverse landscapes and coastlines, and historically-significant streetscapes and architecture Albany is well placed to mark this significant anniversary for the state.

In Albany 2026, anything is possible.

Preparing for 2026 

The Albany Bicentenary is a once in a generation opportunity to celebrate and recognise what a special place our home is and to showcase that to the world. We invite everyone in the community – to lend your ideas and voice to the project.  

We want to hear from young and old, homegrown and those who’ve settled here, visitors from afar or your neighbours in the next town – everyone is welcome!  

By participating in the engagement activities, you will be helping to shape the vision, goals and objectives for the Bicentenary celebrations, known as the Bicentenary Strategic Plan.  

You can be involved by participating in the following engagement activities, held in June 2022:  

  • Photo competition – share your best photo of Albany  
  • Online visioning board 
  • Open Workshops (based on theme areas) 
  • Community info session (x2) at the Farmer’s and Boatshed markets  

To take part in the online activities, head over to our engagement platform here.