Social Program

Adventure awaits for our Australian Masters Games participants, not just on the sporting arena, but also on the dance floor, in the vibrant city laneway bars and eateries and in nature’s playground.

The Australian Masters Games is renowned for its social program, almost as much as the sports. And in 2022, the festivities will take in more of Perth over 9 big nights!

To manage COVID capacities and social distancing requirements, this year, to attend the special events, you’ll need:

  • Your accreditation
  • A (free) ticket for each event (see below)
  • Proof of vaccination

If you’d love your friends or family to join you at any of our special events, first register them as a Games supporter, then grab their free tickets via the link below. Supporters receive accreditation, a kit bag and access to our 3 special events.

Grab your (free) tickets now for the three special events at this year’s Games below: 

Register for your ticket to the Opening Ceremony

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Register for your ticket to the Mid-Week Beach BBQ

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Register for your ticket to the Closing Ceremony

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Check out the overview of the nightly social program below:

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Friday 22 April Opening Ceremony
Saturday 23 April Swan River Dinner Cruise
Sunday 24 April Market Grounds
Monday 25 April ANZAC Day (Dawn Service)
Tuesday 26 April The Globe
Wednesday 27 April Mid-Week Beach Barbecue
Thursday 28 April The Lucky Shag Waterfront Bar
Friday 29 April Hadiqa
Saturday 30 April Closing Ceremony
Sunday 1 May Little Creatures and Harbourside Freo

There’ll be food and beverages available for purchase, live entertainment to get you dancing and good times guaranteed.

Please note, social program planning will be in line with advice from the Chief Health Officer and State Government restrictions as at the time of the event.

As mandated by the West Australian State Government, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required at social program events and venues. For more information regarding proof of vaccination, click here.

For the health and safety of all participants, if you are not feeling well, please do not attend social program events.

And if you’re looking for something to do during the day, why not:

  • Explore the City of Perth where there is a range of entertainment, dining, shopping and attractions to experience.
  • Visit Rottnest Island for a #quokkaselfie? It’s just a short ferry ride from either Perth or Fremantle and we’ve partnered with Rottnest Express to get you there at a discounted rate.
  • Take in the street art, visit the world’s most beautiful stadium (and home of the 2022 AMG Opening Ceremony), or find a meal at one of the diverse restaurants, cafés and pubs in Victoria Park.
  • Laze on stunning beaches, soak up world class natural beauty, and see an abundance of wildlife in Mandurah.
  • Take in a glorious sunset, try your hand at surfing or swim in the crystal clear waters at Scarborough Beach.
  • Enjoy jazz in the park on Sunday 24 April from 1.00pm-4.00pm in Yokine Reserve.

Optus Stadium

Opening Ceremony at Optus Stadium

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

Times: 6.30pm-11.30pm (Note: Gate E opens at 5.30pm)

Venue: Optus Stadium, 333 Victoria Park Drive, Burswood (entry via Gate E)

Dress: Celebrate your team in your team kit

Parking: Limited parking will be available at the venue

Public Transport: We recommend taking a rideshare to Optus Stadium as the most direct form of transport. Alternatively, take the train to Burswood station, where you will be greeted by an AMG shuttle to transport you to the venue (capacity limits and wait times may apply). Keep an eye out for the AMG sign located at the Train Replacement Bus Stop on Victoria Park Drive.

When the siren sounds at Optus Stadium to kick off proceedings on Friday 22 April 2022 it will be for the opening ceremony of the Australian Masters Games.

Games participants will be welcomed in true West Aussie style and will experience the magic of this iconic venue which was voted the Most Beautiful Sports Facility in the World in the Prix Versailles 2019 international architecture awards.

Swan River Dinner Cruise

Swan River Dinner Cruise

Date: Satuday 23 April 2022

Times: From 7.30pm-10.00pm

Venue: Swan River Dinner Cruise, departing from Barrack St Jetty

AMG Offer: $139pp. Book here with this code MASTERSUPG and receive a complimentary Premium Beverage Upgrade valid for 23 April 2022 Swan River Dinner Cruise only.

Join us for a Swan River dinner cruise offering the unique opportunity to see the Perth City lights skyline! We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy the evening atmosphere whilst the crew helps make your experience one to remember. Upon departure the tempting hot buffet awaits, complemented by an assortment of fresh seasonal salads and cold dishes. Complimentary standard beer, wine and soft drink is also available for the duration of the cruise.

Market Grounds

Market Grounds

Date: Sunday 24 April 2022

Times: From 5.00pm til late

Venue: Market Grounds, 10 Telethon Avenue, Perth

AMG Offer: 15% off food and beverages

Market Grounds is an award-winning inner-city pub, paying homage to its historical roots as a marketplace. Located near Yagan Square and RAC arena, it marks the first link between the CBD and Northbridge in more than 100 years. Home to delicious food, sophisticated cocktails & Perth’s best DJs, Market Grounds is the perfect meeting place for casual drinks, large soirees and anything in between.


ANZAC Day Dawn Service [invitation only]

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

Times: 05:50am – 07:00am

Venue: State War Memorial, Fraser Avenue, Kings Park

The Returned & Services League of Australia, Western Australia Branch Incorporated (RSLWA) hold an annual Dawn Service at the State War Memorial in Kings Park and Botanic Garden to pay respect to the men and women who have served and continue to serve our great nation. Anzac Day is a solemn day of remembrance, gratitude and national pride.

The Globe

The Globe

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Times: From 5.00pm til late

Venue: The Globe, 497 Wellington St, Perth

AMG Offer: 10% off your total bill using the code Masters21 via the Order at Table system, which can be found in venue by scanning the QR code at the table or tapping the phone against the NFC table number.

One of the best places to eat in Perth’s CBD, The Globe features a large vibrant beer garden and bar, designed to make the most out of Perth’s sunshine. The modern Australian menu serves up something for everyone, from bar bites to burgers, and shared platters. An extensive beer list of international and local brews means you will be spoiled for choice, and the seasonally updated wine and cocktail offers something new with each visit.

Coast Port Beach

Mid-Week Beach Barbecue at Coast Port Beach

Date: Wednesday 27 April 2022

Times: 5.00pm-10.00pm

Venue: Coast Port Beach, 42 Port Beach Road, North Fremantle

Dress: Bring your beach barbie vibes

Parking: Limited parking will be available on the southern side of the venue

Public Transport: We recommend taking a rideshare to Coast Port Beach as the most direct form of transport. Alternatively, take the train to Fremantle station (Phillimore St Fremantle Station Stop ID: 10441), where you will be greeted by an AMG shuttle to transport you to the venue (capacity limits and wait times may apply).

On Wednesday 27 April, play moves from the stadium to the sand for a beach barbie at Coast Port Beach. Games participants will experience an unforgettable Indian Ocean sunset at the beach bar located in Fremantle – just one of Perth’s pristine metropolitan beaches. Toes in the sand and a West Australian wine in your hand… now that’s something to look forward to!

The Lucky Shag

The Lucky Shag Waterfront Bar

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Times: From 5.00pm til late

Venue: The Lucky Shag Waterfront Bar, Barrack Street Jetty, Riverside Drive, Perth

AMG Offer: $20 burger and drink deal

The Lucky Shag is Perth’s premier waterfront venue right on the city edge. With a large expansive deck they cater to both walk ins and reservations for casual pub dining and corporate sundowners with the best views of the Swan River. Established in 1998 the venue has grown into an iconic Perth venue with great food and the freshest beer in town!



Date: Friday 29 April 2022

Times: From 5.00pm til late

Venue: Hadiqa, 40 Irwin Street, Perth

AMG Offer: 20% off food and beverages. Maximum discount $45.00. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Ts&Cs apply.

Hadiqa is a Middle Eastern-inspired oasis nestled in Hibernian Place. Inspired by the Arabic word for ‘garden’, Hadiqa is a stunning rooftop bar and restaurant which offers an escape from the concrete jungle of Perth’s CBD.

Bringing a touch of spice, Hadiqa delivers a signature share-friendly menu fused with Moroccan, Mediterranean and Greek flavours which can be enjoyed with a selection of bespoke cocktails, unique craft beers and thoughtful wine offering. Belly dancers and snake handlers make regular appearances too!

Sit back and sip on their signature Turkish Delight martini under the stars and prepare to be transported somewhere truly beautiful.

WA Museum

Closing Ceremony at WA Museum Boola Bardip

Date: Saturday 30 April 2022

Times: 6.30pm-11.30pm

Venue: WA Museum Boola Bardip, James Street Mall, Perth CBD

Dress: Dress up for a night at the muesum

Parking: Paid parking will be available at City of Perth State Library (Nearest ACROD).
City of Perth Cultural Centre Carpark.

Public Transport: Take the train to Perth station and take the short walk to the venue

To close out the Games on Saturday 30 April, Games participants are in for ‘A Night at the Museum’ with the brand-new WA Museum Boola Bardip to host the closing ceremony. But it won’t be the museum exhibits coming to life, it will be the Games participants firing up after a big eight days of sport to ensure a Games send-off to remember!

Located at the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre on Whadjuk Nyoongar land, Boola Bardip means ‘many stories’ in local Nyoongar language. Games participants can choose their own adventure at the closing party – perhaps dancing the night away or maybe exploring exhibitions that showcase the rich diversity of Western Australia’s cultural and natural heritage. This stunning new venue opened in November 2020 and is sure to be a highlight.

Little Creatures

Little Creatures and Harbourside Freo

Date: Sunday 1 May 2022

Times: From 11.00am til late

Venue: Little Creatures and Harbourside Freo, 40 Mews Rd, Fremantle

AMG Offer: 10% off all food and beverages

Little Creatures on the water’s edge in Fremantle is an iconic brewery renowned for its fresh from the tank beer, great food and vibrant atmosphere. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner it’s a venue not to be missed. Join a brewery tour at 12 or 2pm daily or simply soak up the vibe with a pint and a woodfired pizza. Next door in Harbourside enjoy the best views in the harbour whilst sipping on a delicious cocktail or some Mediterranean cuisine.

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