Australia Day 2020

Everyone, every story

We are a land of endless stories – from cultures kept by hundreds of nations of First Peoples to histories carried here from faraway lands. Woven together, these stories create our nation and make us who we are.



Australia Day is a time to acknowledge the contribution of all Australians. A time for people of all backgrounds and cultures to listen, engage and discuss what we love about our country, what we hope to change and where we’re heading as a nation.

On Sunday 26 January 2020 NSW will host a program of events built on the values which define us as Australians – diversity, inclusion and respect.


Australia Day in Sydney will start with the WugulOra Morning Ceremony at Barangaroo, honouring the world’s oldest living culture. This will be followed by an exciting series of free activities spanning Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour, The Rocks and Darling Harbour.

As the sun sets, everyone is invited to Circular Quay to experience Australia Day Live – a dynamic 360-degree event experience featuring performances by Aussie music legends, a spectacular on-water show and stunning fireworks. ABC TV will broadcast Australia Day Live to the nation.

There are plenty of events happening in Greater Sydney and across the state. We encourage everyone to explore what’s on in their community and be part of the day.

The Australia Day in Sydney event program will be published here soon, so stay tuned. A schedule of NSW events will also be available, so please check back here or visit your local council’s website.

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