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26 January 2016

Australia Day in NSW

Australia Day is more than just a public holiday. Whether you’re in the city, on the coast or in a regional area, there are lots of events that celebrate everything that’s great about being Australian.

What's On In Sydney Harbour

Australia Day Harbour Parade

Celebrate with some of Sydney’s most iconic vessels parading around the harbour in a dazzling display of national spirit.


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Cruising Concerts featuring the Enormous Horns and Junkyard Beats

While there’s an array of exciting events taking place all over Sydney, sometimes all you want to do is…

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Dressed and decorated to the nines, Sydney’s beloved First Fleet ferries line up for one of Australia’s most popular…

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Great Australian Swim Series – Great Sydney Swim

More than 1,000 participants are expected to take part in the final of the swim series along Australia’s east…

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P&O Cruise Ships and P&O Cruises Fireworks

P&O Cruises will bring four of the world’s most impressive cruise ships, Pacific Aria, Pacific Eden, Pacific Jewel and…

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Tug & Yacht Ballet

The Tug & Yacht Ballet is a spectacular display of nautical precision as a fleet of ten Eastsail yachts…

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Tall Ships Race

On a day that celebrates all the beauty and wonder our country has on offer, the Tall Ships Race…

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180th Australia Day Regatta

In its 180th year, the Australia Day Regatta is the world’s oldest continuously conducted annual sailing event and will…

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Athol Bay

Hoist your sails and swing your compass towards Athol Bay, the place for boaties to be this Australia Day. …

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In the Sky – Red Berets, Qantas and Russian Roolettes

The skies over the harbour will be a hive of activity with a squadron of Russian Roolettes at 12.30pm,…

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What's On Around Sydney Harbour

WugulOra Morning Ceremony

WugulOra, a special moment to commence Australia Day in Sydney, is a ceremony

celebrating Australia’s…

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Salute to Australia

Bring your friends and family down to the harbour at midday for Salute to Australia. Sing the national anthem…

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Smoking Ceremony

At 11:45am at Sydney Harbour, more than 500 people, including children from the NSW Public Schools Choir, will participate…

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Darling Harbour Australia Day

There are so many ways to be Australian; celebrate them all in Darling Harbour presented by the Sydney Harbour…

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The Ephemeral City at the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve and Skateboarding v’s Minimalism by Shaun Gladwell

Head to the Cutaway, a massive cultural space beneath Barangaroo Reserve (Hickson Road entrance), to check out Australian artist…

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Lord Mayor’s Citizenship Ceremony

Presented by City of Sydney, the Lord Mayor’s Citizenship Ceremony will welcome our newest Australians from over 20 countries.


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Australia Day at Barangaroo Reserve

Bring a picnic, find a beautiful patch of lawn, and spend the day at Barangaroo Reserve watching the parade…

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Sunset Ceremony

In a new addition to Australia Day at Sydney’s spectacular new headland park, a traditional Aboriginal Sunset Ceremony will be…

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Australia Day at OPT

Take advantage of one of the best views of the action on Sydney Harbour and stop past the Overseas…

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SOLD OUT: The Wiggles Australia Day Concert

Are you ready to get Wiggly? Australia’s biggest, brightest and wiggliest entertainment group, The Wiggles, are all set…

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SOLD OUT: Australia Day 2016 – Live at Sydney Opera House

A trailblazing cast of Australian musical legends are coming together for the biggest Australia Day concert, including Jessica Mauboy, Justice…

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What’s On Around Sydney CBD

The Rocks Australia Day

Slow down, kick back, and savour all the sounds and sensations of an iconic Aussie summer at The Rocks…

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GIO Oz Day 10k Wheelchair Race

2016 marks the 27th year of the GIO Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Race! Come and see some of the world’s…

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Festival Village

Celebrate Australia Day at the Festival Village in Hyde Park, with delicious treats and funky tunes by Soul of…

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Vintage Bus Service

For a gold coin donation in support of the Sydney Bus Museum, experience a mode of transport from our…

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KIIS FM on the Harbour

Get one of the best views of Sydney Harbour this Australia Day from the giant KIIS 1065 swing at…

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What’s On Around NSW

Every Man And His Dog Stand Up Paddle (SUP)

Head to Watsons Bay this Australia Day to catch the Stand Up Paddle (SUP) action. Run by Mermaid Joanna…

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Australia Day CARnivale

The iconic CARnivale expo comes to Parramatta for the first time in more than 30 years! First held in…

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