Salute to Australia

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Salute to Australia


26 January 2019
11:30 AM - 12:05 PM


Sydney Harbour, Sydney, NSW, 2000

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Accessible event

$Free access

A stirring 21-gun military salute from our armed forces and the awe-inspiring HMAS Choules. Hear the NSW Governor’s Address then join a crowd of epic choirs – young and old from across NSW – to sing our national anthem to the sky as RAAF fast jets soar overhead.

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

Key vantage points

Position yourself anywhere in Sydney Cove where you can see the water, including:

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


Listen live on the radio

Tune into 89.3 FM radio for the full soundtrack and a live audio description of the Salute to Australia.

Alternatively, listen via the live stream on the 'Disability and mobility support' page on this website

Please note that listening via FM radio is recommended. Listeners may experience several seconds delay with the live stream. Also, due to heavy mobile phone usage around the Harbour on Australia Day, a reliable internet connection may not be possible.

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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