Australia Day Program
2020 Sample Program - subject to change
|10.45am - 11.30am||Ferrython
Dressed and decorated to the nines, Sydney's beloved ferries line up for annual Ferrython dash to the finish line under the Harbour Bridge.
|11.30am - 12:05pm||21 Gun Salute to Australia
In a grand ceremonial display of respect, the Salute to Australia will see the Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force combine their efforts to pay tribute to our magnificent country. The 21 Gun Salute will be received by the Governor of NSW, and synchronised groups of choirs at key vantage points around the inner harbour will lead the crowds in singing the national anthem.
|12.00pm - 2.00pm||In the Sky - Red Berets, Qantas & Hornets
See the team showcase their fast and agile skills. The sky will be alive with Hornet F18s, a Navy helicopter and a Qantas A380 fly over the Harbour Bridge, culminating in a Red Berets Australian Army parachute display over Farm Cove.
|12.05pm - 12.15pm||Tug & Yacht Ballet
A fleet of yachts, powerful tug boats, jet skis and ferries treat spectators to a unique display, maneuvering in unison in an amazing show.
|12.45pm - 2.00pm||Australia Day Harbour Parade
With so much going on, Australia Day is all about doing whatever floats your boat. If that happens to be enjoying boats, then the Harbour Parade is for you. All set to make waves, the event will celebrate some of Sydney’s most iconic vessels parading around the harbour in a dazzling display of national spirit. Vessels of all shapes and sizes are welcome to join the flotilla, decked out in their Australia Day finery.
|1.00pm - 1.30pm||Tall Ships Race
Watch Sydney's fleet of historic vessels as they battle it out for the Tall Ships trophy.
|1.30pm - 5.00pm||184th Australia Day Regatta
The world's oldest annual sailing regatta has been held since 1837. See 100 vessels race around Sydney Harbour in events for all classes of yachts and 18 foot skiffs.
|6.30pm - 9.30pm||'Australia Day Live' at Circular Quay Extravaganza & Fireworks
Enjoy the breathtaking maritime, musical and dance extravaganza plus a dazzling fireworks display in the second 'Live at the Quay' event.
Example Program includes Heritage & working boat parade, Welcome to Country, Tug & Yacht Ballet and water Show & fireworks