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Accessibility and inclusion support

We want everyone to experience the magic of Australia Day.

Tickets for designated accessible viewing areas booked out

A limited number of free tickets to the WugulOra Morning Ceremony and Australia Day Live were released on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets booked out fast!

You are encouraged to watch this concert on ABC TV or iview from 7:30 PM from the comfort of your couch.

Transport to the accessible viewing areas

To help everyone move around the Sydney CBD safely and practise physical distancing, some road closures will be in place in the city on Australia Day 2021.

Public transport will run regularly with some additional services.

For information on wheelchair-accessible taxis, see the Transport for NSW websiteZero200 is a centralised booking service for wheelchair-accessible taxis in Sydney (phone 02 8332 0200). 

If travelling via taxi or ride share, take COVID Safe precautions. Scan the QR Code for contactless check-in or make a booking with the taxi company. Sit in the back seat and have the windows open to promote air flow, where possible. 

International Symbol of Access

Events with accessibility and inclusion considerations are identified on this website with a wheelchair icon (the International Symbol of Access).

International Symbol of Access logo

The events that are running in Sydney on Australia Day 2021 have accessibility and inclusion services for people with disability and limited mobility. This provides an opportunity for as many people as possible to enjoy the day.

Changing Places

Changing Places logo

A Changing Places amenity is available at the Sydney Opera House. The amenity includes an adult-sized adjustable change table, ceiling hoists and space for up to two assistants.


For information on accessible transport, facilities and accommodation:

Australia Day 2021 is different due to COVID-19. There are no official day-time events on in Sydney. If you still plan on going to the city on Australia Day, you may find the following access maps useful:

General enquiries

For any general inquiries relating to accessibility for Australia Day 2021, please contact Karen Wade (Event Support Officer at the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet) on [email protected]