What's on in Sydney 2022

Australia Day is a day of reflection, respect, unity, gratitude and a celebration of our many achievements.

There are plenty of other ways to mark Australia Day - getting out in your local community in a COVID-safe way, supporting local business, buying locally made products, picnicking by Sydney Harbour with family and friends, booking a cruise on Sydney Harbour or a table at a restaurant in the CBD or watching the Australia Day Live and WugulOra broadcast on ABC TV or iview.

Please note due to COVID, the events listed by Local Councils may be subject to change, please check the Council websites for the most up to date information.

Circular Quay

Dawn Reflection

05:30 AM - 06:00 AM

26 January 2022

Frances Belle Parkers' artwork projected on the Sydney Opera House at dawn
Barangaroo Reserve

WugulOra Morning Ceremony

07:30 AM - 08:30 AM

26 January 2022

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Sydney Harbour East

Sydney Harbour Splash

08:00 AM - 10:45 AM

26 January 2022

Sydney Harbour Splash v3
The Rocks

Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Race

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

26 January 2022

15. Wheelchair 10K 4
Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour and Aerial Daytime program

All Day

26 January 2022

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Circular Quay

Family Chill Out around the Overseas Passenger Terminal

10:30 AM - 04:00 PM

26 January 2022

Entertainers dressed with stilts walking through Overseas Passenger Terminal
Sydney Harbour

Vintage Bus Ride

10:30 AM - 04:30 PM

26 January 2022

Vintage Buses on Australia Day
Sydney Harbour

Australia Day Ferrython

10:45 AM - 11:20 PM

26 January 2022

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Sydney Harbour

Australia Day at The Rocks

11:00 AM - 06:30 PM

26 January 2022

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Hickson Road Reserve

Salute to Australia

11:30 AM - 12:05 PM

26 January 2022

AD Salute to Australia  Courtesy of Australia Day Council of NSW
The skies over Sydney Harbour

Navy Helicopter flag display

11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

26 January 2022

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Sydney Harbour

RAAF Fast Jet Flypast and Handling Display

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM

26 January 2022

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Darling Harbour

Australia Day at Darling Harbour

12:00 PM - 06:00 PM

26 January 2022

Meat cooking on a BBQ with a kangaroo shaped Australian Flag toothpick
Sydney

Wine & Dine at Circular Quay on Australia Day

All Day

26 January 2022

wine and dine
Circular Quay

Maritime Mayhem

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

26 January 2022

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Sydney Harbour

Australia Day Harbour Parade

12:45 PM - 02:00 PM

26 January 2022

Jetpack acrobatics on Sydney Harbour during Australia Day 2018
Sydney Harbour

Tall Ships Race

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

26 January 2022

tall ships
Sydney Harbour

186th Australia Day Regatta

01:30 PM - 04:00 PM

26 January 2022

Yachts sailing during Australia Day Regatta
Overseas Passenger Terminal

Campbells Cove Tall Ship Exhibit

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

26 January 2022

26. Tall ship 4
Online

Sydney Lord Mayor’s Citizenship Ceremony

04:30 PM - 05:15 PM

26 January 2022

New citizen Gabriel with Lord Mayor Clover Moore Tanya Plibersek MP and Alex Greenwich MP
Circular Quay

Australia Day Live at Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay

07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

26 January 2022

KARI singers perform at Australia Day Live at Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour

Experience Australia Day fireworks on the water

07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

26 January 2022

Lit Vessels on Sydney Harbour

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