There are so many ways to be Australian, but only one place like Darling Harbour! With a free program of family-friendly fun, music and entertainment, our famous fireworks and many waterfront bars and restaurants where you can relax and refuel, Darling Harbour is the perfect place to celebrate our nation’s day. Make sure you come along and share in the Australia Day celebrations, proudly presented by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.
12 noon – 4.30pm, Palm Grove
Big kids and little kids are invited to learn to juggle, stilt-walk, hula-hoop and walk the balance beam under the supervision of skilled instructors from Circusworks.
Street Performer's Pitch
12 noon – 5pm, Harbourside Amphitheatre
Be delighted by a diverse array of sounds from talented buskers, hailing from Australia and abroad.
Dancing in the Street
12.30 – 4.10pm, Pier 26
Look out for the huge transistor radio at Pier 26, opposite Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium! Catch different styles of dance as performers tune-in to different frequencies that inspire each unique piece.
Culture Beats World Music Stage
1 – 6pm, Darling Quarter
Darling Harbour hosts over 25 cultural festivals from all over the world every year. Catch some of these amazing performers at the Culture Beats Stage this Australia Day and groove to Latin, Tibetan and Indigenous sounds.
2 – 7pm
Colourful roving street performers will be making their way around Darling Harbour throughout the day to keep the party mood going.
6 – 7pm, Cockle Bay
Catch a twilight concert with a twist – it’s on the water! The Australia Day barge will glide into Cockle Bay at 6pm, with The Voice superstar Darren Percival performing on board. There’ll also be a live video link to screens around the precinct, so you don’t miss out on the action.
Official NSW Australia Day Ceremony and Fireworks Spectacular
7 – 9pm, Over Cockle Bay and Tumbalong Park
Don’t miss the official NSW Australia Day ceremony and fireworks spectacular – a dazzling extravaganza of fireworks, digital effects, multi-media and music!