Albany Bicentenary 2026

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.

Expressions of Interest 

The City of Albany is seeking expressions of interest to be part of our new Reference Groups for the 2026 Albany Bicentenary.

Members of all groups will be key advocates for the project and assist in determining scope for the Bicentenary through engagement and consultation with the wider community.

Expressions of interest are now open for below groups:

  1. Menang Noongar Reference Group
  2. Community Reference Group
  3. Commercial and Industry Reference Group

Please refer to the EOI document by clicking on the links above for each group to read more about the groups objectives and how to apply.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday September 28, 2021.

Bicentenary Book 

The City of Albany is seeking expressions of interest from authors, researchers and writers who are interested in contributing to the Albany Bicentenary Book Project, a commemorative publication for the Bicentenary which will bring every element of our heritage together in one place.

Article proposals are sought on topics such as physiography, Indigenous history, pre-settlement activities, health, transport, education, music, religion, sport, architecture and military.

For more information and how to apply please see the EOI document here.