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Australia Day Live at Sydney Opera House

Fireworks above the Sydney Opera House during Australia Day Live

Australia Day Live at Sydney Opera House is finished


07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

26 January 2021


Watch on ABC TV or iview

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Online event

Unforgettable musical performances by top Aussie talent choreographed with a spectacular fireworks display, a flotilla of yachts and jet-skis.

Aussie music icons Delta Goodrem, Casey Donovan, Dami Im, Mitch Tambo, Todd McKenney, tenor Lorenzo Rositano, along with world-renowned didgeridoo player William Barton will entertain the nation with their epic performances. Plus, in a ground-breaking opening segment, Iva Davies will look at Circular Quay when it was known as Warrane. 

Rounding out the talent is Indigenous vocal group KARI, the renowned Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe, and VOX Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Aussie Pops Orchestra will back up the artists, with Australia Day Creative Director and music maestro John Foreman as host alongside Jeremy Fernandez and Casey Donovan.

Australia Day 2021 is a time to reflect, respect and celebrate. We reflect on our nation’s past and the impact of European settlement on the First Nations Australians. We respect the contributions of all Australians, as well as pay tribute to our heroic frontline workers. We celebrate our cultural diversity, the Australian spirit, our mateship and our sense of community. We find optimism and hope as we look to the future.

Australia Day Live has been held at the Sydney Opera House forecourt since 2016. This year, this event brought to you by the NSW Government, Destination NSW and the National Australia Day Council, which is assisted by the Australian Government