Fun in the sun and fantastic fireworks
A thong-throwing competition, fancy dress parade and plastic bottle boat regatta were just some of the ways Pilbara locals celebrated Australia Day this year.
The Karratha International Hotel threw a family friendly pool party with inflatable pool toys, volleyball, an Australian menu and Aussie Girl who entertained the kids with face painting, glitter tattoos and balloon twisting.
The Tambrey Tavern punters enjoyed the Triple J Hottest 100, a thong-throwing competition, Aussie food and drink specials and live entertainment from
local band Misguided. Hundreds of local Karratha residents were unperturbed by the threat of rain, gathering at and in the streets around the Leisureplex for a fireworks display at night.
Exmouth locals gathered at the Paltridge Memorial Pool for the boat regatta in which participants made boats out of plastic bottles, tape and rope.
There was also a free barbecue breakfast, best Aussie costume parade and competition and water games.
The City of Karratha and the Shire of Exmouth also held their annual Australia Day Awards where local residents were rewarded for their contributions to their communities.
Sheridan, 9, and Cody Kittle, 7.
Will Knight, 7, during the plastic bottle boat regatta.
Esther North, 5, of Exmouth.
Aussie Girl with Ruby Boudville, 3, Jasmine Boudville, 2, Scarlett Balfour, 1, Nella Dolman, 2, and Harry James Pillar, 2.
Dee Finch, Graham Weston and Jacqui Homann enjoy Australia Day in style at Karratha International Hotel.
Australia Day fireworks at the Leisureplex in Karratha.
New Australian citizen Mette Clifton, second from left, with Sebastian, 10, Lucas, 8, Andrew and Oliver Clifton, 13.
Paul Fenner, Amber Valentine, Aaron Todd, Sara Louise Bailey and Digby Kelly.
Shire of Exmouth Australia Day Award winners Donna Koontz, Kirra DeJong, Deb Versteeg, Jess Dixon, Josh Koontz, George Simmons and Kyle Preest.
Rio Tinto representative Jessica Farrell and daughter Isabelle, 2, with Karratha Dampier Lions Club committee members Dee Finch, Wayne Donohoe and Kerry Donohoe.
Abigail North, 3, at the Shire of Exmouth's Australia Day celebrations.
Rowdy O'Dowd and Wayne Gordon.