Midday Salute

Gather at midday around Circular Quay for an inspirational event that weaves together cultural and ceremonial traditions in a tribute to our nation


11:45 AM - 12:05 PM

26 January 2024


Circular Quay and Inner Sydney Harbour

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The Midday Salute held at noon on Australia Day is a unique combination of meaningful events that weaves together cultural traditions and military displays in a tribute to our nation.

Be awe-inspired by a ceremonial showcase from the Australian Defence Force, including a thunderous 21-Gun Salute resonating from North Sydney, followed by an aerial flypast courtesy of the Roulettes, the Royal Australian Air Force's elite aerobatic team.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Australian Navy’s Seahawk Helicopter soaring along the harbour, proudly displaying the Australian flag.

The Wirawi, part of the Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation fleet, will conduct a serene on-water smoking ceremony, cleansing all who gather.

To conclude the Midday Salute, everyone is encouraged to join in singing the National Anthem around Circular Quay. The anthem will resonate in both English and Eora, with lyrics available on event screens and here.

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