Australia Day Live 2020

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Australia Day Live 2020


26 January 2020
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM


Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW, 2000

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Join us for Australia Day’s breathtaking musical and maritime finale.

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This year's Australia Day Live at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt and Circular Quay will be a night to acknowledge the Aussie spirit and celebrate our strength. 

Australia Day Live is a unique concert taking place both on land and water, featuring live musical performances choreographed to a flotilla of yachts, jet-skis and fly boarders, with a synchronised pyrotechnics display on the harbour.

The line-up will let the songs and lyrics tell their stories, while creating an atmosphere of optimism and togetherness in a spectacular and heartfelt concert.

Aussie music icons Vanessa AmorosiJohn WilliamsonThe Original SeekersEurovision star Isaiah Firebrace, along with rockers Eskimo Joe, singing star Christine Anu, 2019 The Voice winner Diana Rouvasopera supremo Daniel Belletalented Indigenous vocal group KARI and world-renowned didgeridoo player William Barton will move the crowd with their epic ballads, including patriotic and unifying songs such as ‘I Am Australian’. Artists will be accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.


Limited free tickets to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt are now booked out. You can register for the waitlist below to be notified if further tickets become available.

Register for the waitlist

Otherwise, everyone is welcome to gather at vantage points around Circular Quay to watch the harbour show while the performances are projected on big screens. You can also watch the concert live on ABC TV or iview from 7.30pm.


Entertainment kicks off at twilight. Make your way to Circular Quay early to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the pre-show program.


Harbour parade of working vessels


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Australia Day Live commences (including national broadcast on ABC TV)


Australia Day Live concludes

Where to watch

Sydney Opera House Forecourt: Ticket holders only

Around Circular Quay: Watch the action from the following public viewing areas:

  • Circular Quay West and Museum of Contemporary Art forecourt
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal wharf
  • Campbells Cove (reduced view)
  • Hickson Road Reserve
  • East Circular Quay
  • Sydney Opera House Northern Boardwalk.

At home: Tune in to ABC TV from 7.30pm or watch on iview.

Plan your trip

Whether you're travelling from interstate or from across Sydney, we have some helpful tips on how to plan your stay or trip to see Australia Day Live. 

Local businesses

Make the most of the large crowds at Australia Day Live by engaging with visitors and getting in the spirit of our national day. Find out more


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Plan your trip

With road closures in place, the best way to get around is by public transport. Visit for more details and the most up-to-date information. For real-time info on transport services and disruptions follow @TrainsInfo@SydneyMetro@BusesInfo and @FerriesInfo.

Some buses, ferries and light rail services will be affected by road closures and events. Find out more about services affected.

Stay safe

Be sun-smart, eat well, drink plenty of water and make sure you wear appropriate clothing for summer weather conditions.

BYO-alcohol and glass restrictions apply to some Australia Day event sites. If you do drink, do it responsibly and look after yourself, your mates and your environment.

Remember, Australia Day is for everyone. Ensure you are respectful of other people at all times.

Return and earn

Don’t be a tosser! It it’s not in the bin, it’s on you. Take your eligible bottles and cans to a NSW Return and Earn collection point.

Bring your water bottles to refill at the water stations around Circular Quay.


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