Australia Day Harbour Parade

Australia Day Harbour Parade


26 January 2019
12:45 PM - 02:00 PM


Sydney Harbour, Sydney, NSW, 2000

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Accessible event

$Free access

Look out! The harbour is recast with bright colours and flags, with an armada of vessels of all shapes and sizes parading the waves.

This event is part of the Sydney Harbour program brought to you by P&O Cruises.

Key vantage points

Position yourself anywhere you can see the water at:

  • Bradfield Park
  • Blues Point
  • Hickson Road Reserve
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Mrs Macquaries Chair

Got your own vessel?

Get your family and friends on board to celebrate our nation's day at the best party on Sydney Harbour.

Win a share of $2000 in cash prizes. 

Vessels of all shapes and sizes are welcome to join the flotilla. 

Plan ahead

Leave the car at home. Extra public transport services are running to help you travel to and from Australia Day celebrations. Plan your trip at

To support the celebrations, road closures will be in place.

Visit for details and real-time traffic conditions. For Sydney Harbour special event and safe boating information, visit or call 131 236.

Stay safe

Be sun safe, eat well, drink plenty of water and wear appropriate clothing for summer weather conditions.

There is no BYO alcohol and no glass allowed at the Rocks, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay, Hickson Road Reserve, Circular Quay East, Darling Harbour, and Bradfield Park in North Sydney. 

Remember, Australia Day is for everyone. Be respectful of people at all times.

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