In the Sky

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In the Sky


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


Above Sydney Harbour, Sydney, NSW, 2000

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Accessible event

$Free access

RAAF fast jets, a Navy helicopter and a Qantas aircraft shoot across the sky before Red Berets parachute over Farm Cove.

In the Sky is supported by the Department of Defence and part of the Sydney Harbour program brought to you by P&O Cruises.


  • 12:02 PM  — F18 fast jet fly past and handling display
  • 12:18 PM to 12:50 PM  — Helicopter flag display 
  • 1:15 PM  — Qantas A380 fly past
  • 2:00 PM  — Red Beret parachute display

Key vantage points

Position yourself anywhere in Sydney Cove including:

  • Hickson Road Reserve
  • Circular Quay
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Bradfield Park

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

Heatwave conditions are peaking across the Australia Day 2019 long weekend. Check for total fire bans and the fire danger rating in your area.

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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