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Register for the Harbour Parade


Got your own vessel? Get your family and friends on board to celebrate our nation’s day at the best party on Sydney Harbour, Australia Day Harbour Parade

Vessels of all shapes and sizes are welcome to join the flotilla. 

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

Register below now!


  • 11:30am - Marshalling commences (please use VHF 15 as the marshalling channel).
  • 12:45pm - The parade departs to make a loop of the harbour.
  • 2:15pm - The parade finishes in Athol Bay with the announcement of best dressed winners.


There are two marshalling areas:

  1. Jeffrey Street Wharf for vessels 20-metres and under. Vessels marshalling here MUST attend the Captain's Briefing (due to proximity to cannons and exclusion zone). Limited places available (due to space restrictions).
  2. Lavender Bay for vessels over 20-metres and any arrivals after 11:45am (when the exclusion zone is in place). 

Register now

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Vessel details

Which category are you entering?*
Will you have a VHF Marine Radio on Australia Day?*



Captain's briefiing

Captains of all craft (from navy ships to tinnies) are invited to attend the Captain's briefing.

  • Date: Thursday 19 January 2017
  • Time: 5:30pm start
  • Venue: Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour

Attendance is optional but strongly encouraged. 

Will your captain attend the briefing?*


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