Australia Day at Government House

Australia Day at Government House is finished


26 January 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm


Government House
Sydney NSW

Explore the grand interiors of one of Australia’s finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture, relax in the beautiful surrounding gardens, and enjoy displays and activities organised by community organisations.

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Accessible event

$Free access

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC Retd Governor of NSW and Mrs Linda HurleyHis Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor of NSW, and Mrs Linda Hurley invite you to explore Government House and relax in the gardens. 

Visit the Government House website for more information. 

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Live music

Musical entertainment will be provided courtesy of the NSW Fire Brigade Band and the NSW Police Band.

Free tour

Guides will be on hand to answer questions about the history of this stately residence. Afterwards, enjoy a stroll through the Harbour-side property’s beautiful gardens or picnic on the lawns.

Picnic with snags

Purchase food and non-alcoholic drinks from the State Emergency Services of NSW's sausage sizzle. 

You can also bring your own food and picnic in the grounds.

Family-friendly activities

Little and big kids alike can take a look around the State Emergency Services of NSW's emergency vehicle display. 

Check out robots at Robocup Junior Australia's demonstration. 

Learn about community organisations including Michael Hughes Foundation, Riding for the Disabled, Girl Guides NSW, the Country Women’s Association of NSW and Women’s Bowls NSW. Make a donation to support these community groups. 

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 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.

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