182nd Australia Day Regatta

182nd Australia Day Regatta is finished


26 January 2018
1:30pm – 5:00pm


Eastern part of Sydney Harbour
Sydney NSW

The Australia Day Regatta, proudly acclaimed as the oldest continuously-conducted annual sailing regatta in the world.

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Accessible event

$Free access

Boats taking part range from large ocean-racing yachts to 18 foot skiffs and radio controlled model yachts. In recent years some 700 vessels have taken part in the Australia Day Regatta making it one of the highlights of the celebrations on Australia Day each year.

The 182nd Australia Day Regatta is part of the Sydney Harbour program brought to you by P&O Cruises.

Vantage points

Key vantage points include Bradley’s Head, Shark Point, Shark Island and Clark Island.

Dos and don'ts

DO NOT BYO. BYO alcohol and glass are not permitted in Bradfield Park in North Sydney, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay, including the Overseas Passenger Terminal and Dawes Point.

DO check out the health and safety tips

Public transport

Plan ahead and leave the car at home. The best way to get around on Australia Day is by public transport using an Opal Card.

If travelling by train, please allow some extra travel time. 

Visit transportnsw.info for details on train, bus, light rail and ferry services. 

Road closures

Road closures and special event clearways will be in place for Australia Day.

For real-time information about road closures and traffic conditions:

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