Get ready to celebrate Australia Day with thousands of events and activities planned for Sydney and across NSW.
January 26 is a day when we reflect upon what makes us Australian. The 2019 theme Everybody, Every Story gives people an opportunity to share our diverse and unique stories.
Creative Director John Foreman from the Australia Day Council of NSW encourages everyone to listen to other people’s stories and get involved.
“The program is packed with free, fun ideas to reflect the fact that Australia Day means different things to different people,” Mr Foreman said.
In Sydney, the day will start on a poignant note with the WugulOra Indigenous Morning Ceremony at Barangaroo, followed by the singing of the national anthem in both English and Eora, the local Aboriginal language.
Outdoor entertainment at Darling Harbour, the Rocks, Circular Quay and North Sydney offer something for all ages, including crowd favourites The Wiggles for the kids and street parties for the bigger kids.
Crowds will be thrilled by an action-packed line up of events on Sydney Harbour, including the annual Ferrython and a 21-gun military salute that will culminate in an exhilarating aviation show as choirs sing the national anthem.
The Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay will host 70,000 people at Australia Day Live, a fantastic finale to our national day featuring performances by top Aussie artists synchronised to jet-skis, fly-boarders and fireworks.
Across the state, there will also be thousands of other community events to discover.
However and wherever you decide to celebrate, we want you to share it.