Australia Day

Australia Day

Sydney celebrates: 26 January 2014

Australia Day is more than just a public holiday. It’s an opportunity to celebrate everything that’s great about being Australian.

To help you get around central Sydney, some extra public transport services will be added for Australia Day celebrations.

There are many accessible options available for people catching public transport.

You can see also view one of our maps to help you find your way around the local area.

Our Neighbourhood Service Centres will be closed on Australia Day, but you can contact the City of Sydney 24 hours a day on 02 9265 9333 and

 An audience during an Australia Day citizenship ceremony.

Australia Day 2014 highlights

Sample Sydney

Many of central Sydney’s galleries and museums will hold special events to commemorate Australia Day and some will even offer entry for free or reduced prices.

Hyde Park Summer Playground

Sydney’s magnificent Hyde Park will be serving free entertainment for the whole family all day. Kids will get to see some of their favourite TV characters and there will be a special afternoon performance by the Wiggles.

Don’t miss the Lord Mayor's citizenship ceremony on the main stage which will feature stories of families becoming the nation’s newest citizens.

Lawn Library at Sydney Festival Village

Australia Day will be your last chance to visit the Festival hub before it packs up for another year. Enjoy free entry, plenty of things for kids and adults to see and do, plus a relaxing space to grab a book and take it home for free.


The Rocks

The essential summer street festival, linger in the lanes and go barefoot on the green as all the sounds and sensations of a great Aussie summer come together in The Rocks.

Sydney Food Trucks

Experience the fresh food and beverage delights provided by Sydney Food Trucks, serving everything from your yum cha favourites to kingfish ceviche, veggie burgers, fresh juices, organic gourmet pizzas and soft tacos.

Yabun Festival

Sydney’s premier festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures presents the best in music, dance, ideas, sport and so much more. The family friendly, alcohol-free event increasingly draws interest from people from all nations around the world.

Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a huge range of fun events taking place on Australia Day.

Last updated: Tuesday, 28 January 2014