Australia Day 2018

Highlights

Every January Australians come together to celebrate their national day, reflecting on the nation's diversity and achievements, as well as its past and future. And, true to tradition, Australia Day 2018 will deliver plenty of lively events and great activities to participate in and enjoy.

  • Darling Harbour Fireworks on Australia Day
  • Wiggles in concert, Australia Day

About Australia Day 2018

Enjoy exciting spectacle and events around beautiful Sydney Harbour for Australia Day.  Visit the lovely Barangaroo Reserve at 8am to see indigenous performers celebrate the world’s oldest living culture at the captivating Wugulora Morning Ceremony. 

Hear some of the hottest tunes and musical tributes at the Australia Day Concert at the Sydney Opera House, featuring top talent. See Sydney’s First Fleet ferries, decked in colour, as they plough across the Harbour in the iconic Ferrython race, as well as the Tall Ships race at 1pm. You can also Head to The Rocks for markets and great live music, including New Orleans styled-tunes, indie folk and alt-country songs.

Australia Day 2016

Darling Harbour also hosts an incredible harbourside party. Enjoy live music, food and drink and an evening of light, sound and exhilarating fireworks for the Australia Day Spectacular

There are many exciting events happening around Sydney. Experience Australia Day in Parramatta with the spectacular Aerial hot air balloon display from 6am, and enjoy the Big Barbecue and popular Carnivale vintage car display. There are also plenty of kids’ activities and amusement rides, as well as a massive fireworks finale.

The gorgeous Northern Beaches hosts the hugely popular Dee Why Australia Day Big Breakfast, which traditionally includes a hot breakfast, Car and Bike Show, Thong Throwing Competition, rides and entertainment.

  1. Australia Day Sydney

    Friday 26 January 2018, City Centre

    On 26 January each year, Australians come together to celebrate their national day. The date commemorates the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet from Great Britain, reflecting the nation's diversity and...

    26 Jan
  2. Hottest 100 Party Parramatta

    Friday 26 January 2018, Parramatta

    Parramatta is throwing a free, all-ages Hottest 100 Party to celebrate triple j’s annual countdown! Sit back and relax with a great line-up of live bands and DJ’s and the countdown streaming between sets....

    26 Jan
  3. Wugulora Indigenous Morning Ceremony

    Friday 26 January 2018, Barangaroo

    Begin your Australia Day by celebrating the world’s oldest surviving culture. Watch a special performance by Indigenous dancers and singers at Barangaroo.Listen and sing along with the choral performance of...

    26 Jan
  4. Australia Day Parramatta

    Friday 26 January 2018, Parramatta

    Celebrate everything that makes this nation great at Parramatta’s massive all-day Australia Day party. Featuring the spectacular Aerial hot air balloon display, the Big Barbecue—with more than 90 metres of meat; the...

    26 Jan
  5. Australia Day Cruises

    Friday 26 January 2018, City Centre

    Sydney Harbour goes all out for its Australia Day celebrations, featuring an amazing line up of events including ferry races, tall ships, sailing regattas, fly-overs, fireworks and much more. Take in all the action...

    26 Jan

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