Australia Day 2021: What’s on in Sydney


From eight.30pm on January 25 on the Headland, the Sydney Competition will maintain “an evening of efficiency and reflection … to contemplate Australia’s Indigenous heritage, in addition to its colonial establishments and modern multicultural migration”.

Invasion Day 2021 – 9am

The annual protest will probably be held at The Area. Masks and social distancing are required. This yr, organisers say “regardless of heavy police repression and an ongoing pandemic, the motion has pressured a reckoning with the deadly anti-black violence that continues [to be] constructed into the foundations of this colony, the place First Nations are incarcerated at a better charge than another group on this planet. Now we have seen a few of the first homicide expenses laid on law enforcement officials, however nonetheless no justice”.

The state’s Police Minister David Elliott stated protesters risked dealing with fines if the protest exceeds the cap of 500 folks for out of doors protests below the present Public Well being Order.

Northern seashores pool events – 9am-midday

Plenty of public swimming pools on the northern seashores, together with Warringah Aquatic Centre and Manly Andrew “Boy” Charlton Aquatic Centre, will maintain pool events, that includes massive inflatables, DJs and leisure.

Australia Day at Darling Harbour – 9am

Plenty of occasions and pop-ups will probably be obtainable within the Darling Harbour quarter, together with water slides, a floating cinema, a DJ and roving performers. Bookings are required for some occasions on-line.

Yabun Competition – midday

The annual pageant, which is normally held in Camperdown, is a closed occasion this yr attributable to COVID-19 restrictions and performances on three separate phases will probably be streamed on-line all through the day. Organisers say it’s “the most important sooner or later celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tradition in Australia”.

Australia Day Regatta – 1.30pm-6pm

Vessels will once more compete in Sydney Harbour within the annual race, which is now in its 185th yr.

Lord Mayor’s Citizenship Ceremony – four.30pm-5.15pm

The invitation-only occasion will probably be held on the Yallamundi Rooms on the Sydney Opera Home this yr. It should even be livestreamed on-line.

Holroyd Gardens celebrations – 5pm to 9pm

Cumberland Metropolis Council will maintain an occasion with fireworks, stay music and meals vehicles at Holroyd Gardens in Merrylands, which will even be livestreamed on-line.

Australia Day stay on the Sydney Opera Home – 7.30pm-9.30pm

There will probably be a fireworks show, a flotilla of yachts and jet-skis and musical performances by Delta Goodrem, Casey Donovan and didgeridoo participant William Barton on the Sydney Opera Home. In a brand new opening section, Iva Davies will have a look at Round Quay when it was referred to as Warrane. Tickets are booked out however the occasion will probably be streamed on the ABC.

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