Australia Day, the nation celebrates and reflects
Friday 26 January 2024
Sydney Harbour takes centre-stage on Australia Day for the Ferrython, Australia Day Live, Australia Day Parade, Tall Ships Race, Australia Day Regatta, Tug and Boat Ballet, flyovers, fireworks and more.
Discover our range of Australia Day cruises.
Reflect, Respect and Celebrate are the core messages as we are encouraged to pause and reflect on the First Nations Australians and to celebrate our cultural diversity and rich migrant heritage as only Australians can. In future years the date may well change away from the anniversary of the landing of Captain Arthur Phillip, but for now 26 January marks a spectacular finale to the Summer holidays and the Sydney Festival.