Chill Out Zone at the OPT

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Chill Out Zone at the OPT


26 January 2020
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, NSW, 2000

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Go overboard at the Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT) this Australia Day!

Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture through Virtual Warrane and see what Sydney Cove was like before 1788. 

Experience Koomurri interactive art and workshops, have a game of wheelchair basketball or head to the photobooth dressed as an Aussie legend. 

Experience all this and more while enjoying great views of all the action on Sydney Harbour.

Around the OPT

Food trucks
9.00am — 9.00pm
A selection of delicious and gourmet meals on wheels.

Roving performers
11.30am — 3.30pm
Snap a selfie with one of the many magical performers roving around the OPT.

OPT Undercroft 

DJs in the Undercroft
10.00am — 6.00pm
Enjoy the smoothest beats in the CBD. We hope you brought your dancing shoes.

P&O Look Like an Aussie Legend
11.00am — 3.00pm
Come dressed up for a photo at P&O Cruises’ ‘Look Like an Aussie Legend’ photobooth, and submit your photo online to win a P&O cruise on Australia Day 2021.

Tattoo stall
10.00am — 4.00pm
Make sure Australia Day leaves its mark with a true blue tattoo.

OPT Arrivals Hall

Virtual Warrane Indigenous virtual reality (VR) experience
10.00am — 4.00pm
Transport yourself back in time to the land around Sydney Cove – Gadigal land – as it was over 250 years ago.

Indigenous workshops by Koomurri
10.00am — 4.00pm
Have your face painted in ochre, place your handprints on a giant canvas and become part of an interactive artwork.

OPT Cargo Hall

Wheelchair Basketball and AFL games
Compete against family and friends in wheelchair basketball and AFL.

  • 10.30am — 11.45am: Wheelchair basketball games
  • 12.20pm — 2.00pm: Wheelchair basketball games
  • 2.30pm — 4.00pm: Wheelchair AFL games

Wharf access 

The OPT wharf will be closed until 11am. Between 9.00am and 11.00am pre-registered guests will board the HMAS Canberra in preparation for the Salute to Australia.

From 10.00am to 11.00am, please access the OPT venues via Quay West roadway.


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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