Australia Day 2020

A day of support 

The NSW Government and Australia Day Council of NSW recognise that it’s been an incredibly difficult time for so many communities across NSW. We are all devastated by the loss and destruction, and stand in solidarity with those affected.

Australians share a unique set of values that define and unite us – values based on the spirit of resilience, community, selflessness and courage. On Australia Day, we want to help people come together to reflect on and celebrate these values, while continuing to support each other.

There are many ways to participate in Australia Day. We encourage everyone to mark the day in a way that is right for them. The essence of the day is about coming together as a community, whether that's gathering with family and friends, sharing stories, listening to our neighbours or attending Australia Day community events.

We hope you can join us as we come together to support our communities.

What's on

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 a series of free activities across the CBD. As the sun sets, everyone is invited to Circular Quay to experience Australia Day Live, which will be broadcast live to the nation on ABC TV and iview.

See what's on in Sydney

There are plenty of Australia Day events happening in Greater Sydney and across the state. We encourage everyone to explore what's on in their community.

See what's on in NSW


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