Salute to Australia
A 21-gun military salute involving the Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force provides the ceremonial highpoint of the Sydney Harbour program and is now a much-loved Australia Day tradition.
The Salute to Australia will be received by the Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), on HMAS Canberra, located between the Overseas Passenger Terminal and Sydney Opera House.
School choirs around the Harbour foreshore will sing the national anthem, simultaneously broadcast from the HMAS Canberra, and a performance in Yolngu language of the Aboriginal song Bapa by renowned late artist Dr G Yunupingu. Join one of the many vantage points to witness this marvellous tribute to our country.