Local Arts, Cultural Groups and Annual Cultural Events

Dive into Cockburn’s vibrant arts and cultural scene, a rich tapestry of creativity where local artists, historical societies, and cultural groups thrive. Discover a year-round calendar of cultural events celebrating the diverse heritage and community spirit of Cockburn.


Artzplace is a vibrant community of visual artists offering a variety of activities including annual exhibitions, workshops, and art retreats for members.

  • Meetings: Mondays at 7pm at Old Council Chambers, Corner of Rockingham & Forest Roads, Hamilton Hill
  • Contact: Biruta McLaughlin, Secretary - 08 9434 1351
  • More information: Visit the Artzplace website.

Cockburn Community and Cultural Council

This council serves as an umbrella for several art and cultural groups, promoting collaborative cultural activities.

  • Meetings: Fourth Thursday of each month at 7.30pm, Old Council Chambers, Hamilton Hill
  • Contact: Bill Wallington, President - 08 9337 3814

Historical Society of Cockburn

The Society manages the Azelia Ley Homestead Museum, a focal point for local historical activities.

  • Meetings: First Wednesday of each month at 4pm, Azelia Ley Museum, Manning Park, Hamilton Hill
  • Contact: 08 9418 6648

Cockburn Creatives Artists Database

The City of Cockburn is developing a database to connect with artists who live and work in the area. Our goal is to foster a vibrant creative community, promoting opportunities for dialogue and collaboration. We welcome all artists, from painters and poets to puppeteers and beyond. If you're a creative individual, we invite you to join our database and become a part of the Cockburn Creatives community. Please use the link below to register.

Join Cockburn Creatives Artist Database

Annual cultural events

From community fairs to commemorative events, Cockburn hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the year:

  • Harmony Day (March): Celebrating cultural diversity
  • Coogee Live (March): Celebration of all things Cockburn along the coast
    Mosaic Street Festival (April): A showcase of global cultures
  • Show Off Art Exhibition (April): A display of local artistic talent at Memorial Hall
  • ANZAC Day (25 April): Memorial services at Memorial Hall
  • Reconciliation Week (May): Honouring shared histories and cultures
  • Heritage Week (June): Exploring local history from Foundation Day to the following Sunday
  • NAIDOC Week (Early July): Celebrating Indigenous culture and achievements
  • Hiroshima Day (Early August): Reflecting on peace and history
  • Cockburn Rotary Spring Fair (Last Sunday in October): Community fun and festivities.
See what's coming up in our Events and Workshops calendar.

More information and contact 

For more information or to discuss adding your organisation to this page, please contact the City's Community Arts and Cultural Development Coordinator on 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected].



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