Australia Day Harbour Parade

This annual tradition sees boats and crews parade in their Australia Day finest as they challenge other vessels for best dressed and other prizes.


12:45 PM - 02:00 PM

26 January 2024


Sydney Harbour

Important Information

Free access

Registrations are open now!

Sydney Harbour is the place to be on January 26 with the exciting new Australia Day Harbourfest program offering an abundance of free and fun events for all to enjoy across sea, shore and sky.

The Harbour Parade is ‘fashions on the field’, but for boats and their crews as they don their finest and most flamboyant Australia Day-themed decorations to parade through the waves in a dazzling display of national spirit.

All vessels, regardless of size or shape, are invited to dress their decks and be part of the annual flotilla.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning vessel in each of the following categories:

  • Budgie Smuggler Award — Best Small Vessel
  • Best in the Biz Award — Best Commercial Vessel
  • Hello Sailor! Award — Best Newcomer
  • The Captain’s Choice Award — Best Dressed
  • Going Overboard Award — Most Imaginative

In 2024, for the first time, all participating vessels will also have access to front-row Harbour views to catch all the exciting action of the thrilling Ferrython race.

Want to take part in the 2024 Harbour Parade? Secure your spot by registering your vessel before 5:00pm AEDT on Monday 15 January 2024. 

Supported by

Australia Day in NSW Partners