Public transport

Plan ahead and leave the car at home. The best way to get around on Australia Day is by public transport.

Get around Sydney

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Australia Day with a variety of events across Sydney. With road closures in place in popular precincts including The Rocks, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and Milsons Point, the best way to get around is by public transport. 

Plan your trip

Visit for details on the public transport services including additional train, bus, light rail and ferry services. The best way to get around is by using an Opal Card

Large crowds are expected, particularly for events in the Sydney CBD and Harbour Foreshore so plan your day ahead of time.


  • Some bus services in the city and North Sydney will be diverting from their regular routes due the road closures in place. Plan ahead and check if your bus service is affected by using the Trip Planner.
  • Ferry services are very popular on Australia Day. Services may reach capacity early or experience delays due to the number of events taking place on Sydney Harbour. 

Dos and don'ts

DO NOT BYO alcohol or bring glass to the city.  

DO check out the health and safety tips

Get around regional NSW

NSW is well connected by a network of regional airlines, trains, buses and coach services.

Visitor facilities such as car hire, tour guides and transfers are available at most major centres. Contact the visitor information centre at each destination for local information. 

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