Australia Day at NSW Government House

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Australia Day at NSW Government House


26 January 2020
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM


Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, NSW, 2000

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Anyone for a picnic? Bring a basket and enjoy the beautiful gardens of Government House, home of the Governor of New South Wales.

Escape to an oasis in the heart of the city for a free family-friendly experience at Government House.

Come on in and discover Sydney’s ‘Castle by the Harbour’. Explore the exquisite state rooms, picnic in the newly refurbished gardens, or kick back and enjoy musical entertainment from the Corrective Services NSW Band and the Fire and Rescue NSW Band.

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Muscular Dystrophy NSW, the Society of Australian Genealogists, St John Ambulance NSW, and Fire and Rescue NSW are among the organisations showcasing their work throughout the day.

For more information visit the Governor of NSW website.


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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