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Australia Day Harbour Parade


26 January 2017
12:45pm – 2:15pm


Sydney Harbour
Sydney NSW

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Revel at the sight of 40 boats big and small – from the quirky to the stately – partying on the water and decked out in an abundance of flags, colour and Aussie humour in the hope to win the honour of ‘best dressed’ boat.

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Accessible event

$Free access

Spectator vantage points:

  • Bradfield Park
  • Hickson Road Reserve
  • Sydney Opera House Northern Broadwalk
  • Farm Cove.

Prior to the Harbour Parade, view HMAS Canberra, listen to School Choirs and watch the Salute to Australia including a 21 Gun Salute, then enjoy the Tug and Yacht Ballet

Got your own vessel? 

To win a share of the $2000 cash prize, show your proudest national spirit and dress your decks with colour and flags.

Register now!


People with disability or limited mobility can register to watch the harbour celebrations from the accessible viewing area at the Overseas Passenger Terminal

Accessible toilets for people with disability and limited mobility will be available at this event. 

For more information, please contact the Event Access and Inclusion Manager


DO NOT BYO. BYO alcohol and glass are not permitted in 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


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