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Australia Day 2021

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by Lynne Vertannes (subscribe)
There is always somewhere you can be and something to do.
Australia Day 2021 - Let's Celebrate

We all love to celebrate and join in the activities for Australia Day and this year you can still enjoy this special day. It will be different in 2021 but there are a number of events going ahead and activities to do.

7.30am - 8.30am WagulOra Morning Ceremony (WagulOra - 'One Mob') An ancient Smoking Ceremony is something very special to witness. Signifying new beginnings, something we can all do with in 2021! WugulOra will celebrate through dance, music and language. There will be performances by Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander dancers and singers, including the Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe. The ceremony will be held at Headland Sage, Barangaroo Reserve - a ticket is required to attend and tickets will be announced in January. You can subscribe to the newsletter for ticket alerts, otherwise you can enjoy this ceremony from the comfort of your home via ABC TV. For more information on this wonderful celebratory ceremony, visit WugulOra Morning Ceremony
WugulOra Morning Ceremony
WugulOra Morning Ceremony

9.00am - 10.30am 10km Wheelchair Race, Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks. The race will feature superstar athletes, incredible stories and Paralympians of the future. The best vantage points are George Street in The Rocks and Hickson Road.

12.30pm - 1.30pm Australia Day Address, live on the official Australia Day Facebook page. This Address celebrates thought, diversity of opinion and freedom of speech. These thought provoking messages inspire hope and vision and the 2021 speaker will be announced in January.

1.30pm - 6.00pm Australia Day Regatta
A spectacular flotilla of all classes of yachts and 18ft skiffs, racing on the harbour. Click here to participate

7.30pm - 9.30pm - Australia Day Live at Sydney Opera House. Watch on ABC TV or iview. The grand finale of the day - musical performances by Australias top talent, stunningly choreographed to a parade of yachts, jetskis and fly boarders. What a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to our frontline workers, connect through dance, music and ceremony, celebrate the stories of our new citizens and to acknowledge your own strength and resilience. The day will be wrapped up with a spectacular fireworks display.

Live at Sydney Opera House
Live at The Opera House

Please note, due to evolving health advise, events may change. Please refer to the Australia Day website for current information.

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Why? To celebrate Australia's diversity
When: Tuesday 26th January
Where: Online and various locations
Cost: Free
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