2021 photo gallery
First Nations at first light
For the first time on Australia Day, the Sydney Opera House sails were lit up at dawn with Indigenous art as a poignant recognition of Australia’s First Nations people. Shortly after first light, the Aboriginal flag was raised alongside the Australian flag on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. NSW artist, Frances Belle-Parker, was commissioned to create the artwork for the projection on the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
WugulOra Morning Ceremony
WugulOra, meaning ‘One Mob’, is a special moment on January 26 acknowledging our shared history and the traditional custodians of the land.
Sydney Lord Mayor’s Citizenship Ceremony
Salute to Australia
Salute to Australia ceremony recognises and celebrates the contributions of many Australians. It includes a stirring 21-gun 'Salute to Australia' by the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force.
Australia Day Live at Sydney Opera House
Unforgettable musical performances by top Aussie talent choreographed with a spectacular fireworks display, a flotilla of yachts and jet-skis.