♿Accessibility and inclusion Information

We want everyone to experience the magic of Australia Day and make every effort to ensure our program is accessible to our whole audience.

Pick up and drop off points

Pick up and drop off locations are no parking zones or Special Event Clearways so persons utilising the areas will be required to move on a soon as they have dropped off their passengers.






The Rocks

Harrington St – western side (in front of Clock Tower Square)

All day


Pitt St

South of Reiby Place (Opposite Export Finance House)

All day


Loftus St

1 Loftus St – in front of Paragon Hotel and McDonald’s

Before 7:30pm and after 10:30pm


Macquarie St

1 Macquarie St – western side (Aria Restaurant) and round-about at SOH

All day


Terms and Conditions of Entry

  • Access to the Circular Quay precinct will be via security check points where 100% visual bag inspections will be carried out for the safety and security of all visitors and patrons. This may include electronic screening so please be patient and allow extra time.
  • All guests will be required to check in via QR code at all security points.
  • This is an outdoor event and there will be no shelter available. The performance will proceed in all-weather so we encourage patrons to come prepared with protective clothing and sunscreen.
  • A priority queue for accessibility guests will be provided at all security entry points.

Prohibited items

  • Alcohol
  • Flammable devices (flares, fireworks and smoke bombs)
  • Glass 
  • Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Umbrella
  • Illegal substances
  • Laser pointers 
  • Sharp items including knives

What to bring

  • We recommend you bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen and clothing that provides weather protection including wet weather protection.
  • There will be food and beverage outlets so please bring a credit / debit card for contactless purchases.
  • Water bottle refilling stations will be available at key vantage points.
  • Please be advised that seating will be provided at all accessible viewing areas

Site Entry

Entry Points:

  • Overseas Passenger Terminal Guests – West of Wharf 6 Circular Quay
  • Sydney Opera House Guests – East of Wharf 2, Circular Quay
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal viewing area is 500 metres (6 min walk) from the entry point
  • Sydney Opera House viewing areas are 600 metres (8 min walk) from the entry point

A priority queue for accessibility guests will be provided at all security entry points.

Getting There

Public Transport

Public transport is the best way to get around on Australia Day. Extra public transport services are running to help you travel to and from Australia Day celebrations.

Circular Quay is the closest transport hub with frequent trains, buses, ferries and light rail services. Alternatively, Wynyard, Martin Place and St James transport hubs are also within walking distance. Some transport services will be affected by exclusion zones on the harbour and road closures.

For more information, please see www.australiaday.com.au/information/public-transport/

Road closures
Road closures will be place in the city on Australia Day. For more information, please see www.australiaday.com.au/information/road-closures/.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

For information on wheelchair-accessible taxis, see the Transport for NSW website. Zero 200 is a centralised booking service for wheelchair-accessible taxis in Sydney https://www.13cabs.com.au/zero200/ or you can call 02 8332 0200

Auslan interpreting

Auslan interpreting will be provided at all key activations on Australia Day. Audiences requiring this service are seated in the section closest to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines. 

Auslan Interpreting will be available at the following events: 

  • WugulOra Morning Ceremony, Barangaroo
  • Salute to Australia and Citizenship Ceremony, Hickson Road Reserve
  • Australia Day Live, Sydney Opera House

The Australia Day Live concert will have an Auslan Interpreter which will be embedded onto the surrounding screens in Circular Quay.

Accessible Amenity & Changing Places

Portable accessible toilets that consider wheelchair users will be provided at all major hub areas for AustraliaDay.

The changing places amenity is deployed under the concourse of the Sydney Opera House (SOH).

When registering please advise if you require the use of this amenity, so we can ensure you are registered at the SOH vantage points, close to the location of the changing places amenity.

‘On the Day’ Contact

For more information, please contact Karen Wade, Accessibility and Inclusion Officer, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, on 9228 4613 or email on [email protected]

Being COVID Safe is a responsibility we all share.

With the evolving COVID-19 situation, Australia Day may be subject to change. Our priority is to keep the community COVID Safe. Practice safe behaviour wherever you go. Check nsw.gov.au/covid-19 for health and wellbeing advice, case locations, symptoms, testing clinics and what you can and can't do under the rules.

Accessible viewing area locations

Accessible viewing area registration

For further information and to registered for one of the three designated accessible viewing areas at key vantage points please click on the links below:

  1. Concert Forecourt (stage location)  This allocation is now FULL.
  2. Concert Hall, External Podium
  3. Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks


Presenting Partners

Major Sponsors