Australia Day Harbour Parade

Boats and crews will parade in their national day finest as they challenge for best dressed or cheeky prizes such as the Going Overboard Award and the Budgie Smuggler Award.


12:45 PM - 02:00 PM

26 January 2022


Circular Quay

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All set to make waves, the Australia Day Harbour Parade will celebrate some of Sydney’s most iconic vessels parading around the harbour in a dazzling display of fun national spirit. Vessels of all shapes and sizes will dress their decks, showing off their wacky, patriotic, fancy dressed or elegantly decorated boats on the best harbour in the world.

Boats and crews will parade in their national day finest as they challenge for best dressed or cheeky prizes such as the Going Overboard Award (the most imaginative vessel) and the Budgie Smuggler Award (best small vessel). The prize pool includes EFTPOS gift cards, family passes to Luna Park and the Australian National Maritime Museum, long lunch dining cruises with Captain Cook Cruises and a twilight sail on board the historic Duyfken tall ship!

Register for the Harbour Parade by 20 January 2022 at

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Vantage points: Blues Point, Milsons Point, Kirribilli, Cremorne Point, Hickson Road Reserve, Northern end of Sydney Opera House, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Bradley’s Head

Don’t have your own boat but still want to join in all the fun of the Harbour Parade? For the best seats in and amongst all the Sydney Harbour action, book a cruise on board one of the charter boats taking part.

Visit to book:

Captain Cook Cruises

My Fast Ferry

Australian Cruise Group

Sydney Tall Ships

Barefoot Charters

Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruises

Goodtime Harbour Cruises

Magic Cruises

Spirit Fleet

Are you a commercial vessel operator running an Australia Day cruise? Contact us to have your link included in our listings.


Please note the cruise operators above are participating in the official program. Cruise operators are responsible for adhering to any relevant public health orders. Inclusion on this website is not an endorsement of the cruise operator.

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