City of Perth Skyworks (Formerly the
Lotterywest Skyworks) is a fireworks
show that is held over the section
of the Swan River in Perth, Western
Australia known as Perth Water. It
is held every Australia Day on the
26th of January.
Skyworks show usually runs for half
an hour and have involved fireworks
launched from bridges, sky scrapers
and moving boats in the past. The
fireworks are choreographed to a
soundtrack which is played on the
radio while the fireworks are
underway. Many people travel into
the inner-city to watch the Skyworks
but many people can also be found
watching the show from the top of
hills and bridges that provide a
view even from kilometres away. The
Skyworks started in 1985, and now
are one of the most popular events
in Perth. Some people camp out from
early morning to get the best view.
Good viewing points are South Perth,
Kings Park, and the Perth foreshore.
In 2005 and 2006 onwards, Foti
Fireworks were in charge of the
fireworks. In 2007, Howard and Sons
were responsible for the fireworks
and Laser System Europe were
responsible for the new laser show.
City of Perth Skyworks are currently
sponsored by the City of Perth,
Channel Seven and Mix 94.5. There is
usually a delayed telecast of the
Skyworks on Seven. The soundtrack is
broadcast twice by Mix 94.5, to be
synchronised with both the fireworks
and the TV broadcast.
than a week from the 2010 Skyworks
display, Lotterywest pulled out as
the naming rights sponsor for the
display because of concerns
revolving around alcohol fueled
violence. Lotterywest was the major
sponsor for 15 years.