Australia Day Harbour Parade

Australia Day Harbour Parade is finished


26 January 2018
12:45pm – 2:00pm


Quay View
Sydney NSW

Vessels of all shapes and sizes will be decked out in their Australia Day finery for the annual Harbour Parade.

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Accessible event

$Free access

An armada of vessels will be transformed in a show of colour and flags as they parade around the Harbour in a display of national spirit.

Each vessel will be judged and the winners will receive a shared prize. 

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

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 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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