Australia Day Celebrations: A Nationwide Guide

As Australia prepares to celebrate its national holiday, cities across the country are gearing up for a day filled with festivities and reflection. From dawn services to cultural performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this Friday. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening in the nation’s capital cities:


Start your day with a visit to the illuminated Sydney Opera House, followed by the Sydney Harbour Splash and The WugulOra Morning Ceremony at Barangaroo Reserve. Wrap up the evening with the Australia Day Live concert at the Sydney Opera House forecourt.


Reflect on the impact of colonisation at dawn services in Kings Domain Resting Place before joining the family-friendly program at Federation Square. Don’t miss the flag-raising ceremony and heritage aircraft fly-past visible from the CBD.


Join the Invasion Day rally at Queens Gardens and enjoy food and live performances at Riverside Green in the South Bank Parklands.


Attend the National Citizenship and Flag Raising Ceremony at Rond Terrace, followed by the Drone SkyShow and Night Markets featuring breathtaking displays of Australian native flora and fauna.


Participate in the Mourning in the Morning gathering at Elder Park and join the Survival Day rally at Victoria Square.


Start your day with an Australia Day BBQ Breakfast at Victoria Gardens and join the City of Perth celebrations at Langley Park, featuring carnival rides and a spectacular light show over the Swan River.


Join the Change the Date street march and explore community events hosted by councils around the state.


Participate in the Oz Run event at the Darwin Waterfront and join the afternoon program of entertainment, workshops, and a food market at the Territory Netball Stadium in Marrara.

Join the Celebration!

Wherever you are in Australia, there are plenty of ways to mark Australia Day and celebrate the nation’s rich cultural heritage. Check out the events in your city and join the festivities!

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