Salute to Australia and fast jet flyover

A ceremonial highlight of our national day was Salute to Australia, a tri-service salute from Australian Defence Force personnel.


11:30 AM - 12:05 PM

26 January 2023


Hickson Road Reserve

12A Hickson Road, Dawes Point, NSW, 2000

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Reflect. Respect. Celebrate.

The Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force combined at Hickson Road and Circular Quay for the grand ceremonial display.

Spectators enjoyed impressive Defence Force displays including HMAS Sydney in the harbour, a booming 21 gun-salute at Hickson Road Reserve and Sydney Cove and an impressive fly-past by a F-35 Lightning II fast jet.

The Salute also included the sharing of many inspiring Australian stories, an address from Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC Governor of NSW, an official citizenship ceremony and displays by jet-skiers proudly carrying the Australian National and Australian Aboriginal flags.

The event concluded with the Australian anthem being sung in both English and Eora language.

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