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Australia Day Celebrations

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.

The Australia Day celebrations in Sydney are fit for Australia’s oldest and biggest city with events and activities spread far and wide.

In 2014, Hyde Park was transformed into a Summer Playground for Aussie kids. Children got the opportunity to see their favourite television characters and were treated to a very special afternoon performance by the Wiggles. There was a lot for kids to see and do and all the activities were family friendly and FREE. The kids were entertained all day with a cosy Book Nook with regular story times, Colouring Corner with take home artwork and face painting.

In the CBD, Australia Day CARnivale showcased hundreds of veteran, vintage and classic cars, buses and trucks as well as an extensive range of high-performance and luxury vehicles.

There’s nothing quite like Australia Day on Sydney Harbour, the city’s crowning jewel. Big bright and exciting, the 2014 program saw the harbour transformed into a floating festival of new events, with old favourites mixed in. The return of the Harbour Concert series on Sydney Harbour featured live music performances by several major artists and two new exciting events include the Tug & Yacht Ballet and Tinnie Muster. Boats formed part of the cavalcade of colour and craft, with many people walking along the foreshore to watch vessels of all shapes and sizes strut their stuff.

Information about the 2015 Australia Day program will be published when available.