Australia Day is a day we celebrate living in the lucky country and reflecting what it means to be Australian. This year's theme is Everyone, Every Story, as we all have a story to share. We weave them together to shape our great home, Australia. Circular Quay in Sydney on Sat 26 January 2019 from 6.30-9.30pm is a celebration of those stories. This is where the whole kit and kaboodle comes together and unites us as one. Australia's biggest music stars will be rocking out on the big screens around the Quay as everything else takes to the water; like a flotilla of yachts, jet skis, flyboarders and much more, with spectacular fireworks throughout the show.
This is how the program is going to pan out with pre-concert entertainment and a live concert that's televised around the country. Head to the website for more details regarding vantage points and viewing restricted areas and more.
5.30-7.30 PM - Heritage and Working Boats Parade of vessels; NSW Australians of the Year doing a loop of the Quay by boat and Aussie classic hits singalong.
7:30 PM - Welcome to Country performance with local Aboriginal elders, dancers and singer
8:00 PM - Tug and Yacht Ballet performed by a flotilla of maritime vessels
8:20 PM - Sunset Ceremony featuring performances by special guests and a lighting and fireworks spectacle
8:45 PM - Tribute to Opera sung by special guest and choir, accompanied by a yacht ballet and lighting display, jet skis and fireworks
9:00 PM - Quay-wide party with an exciting on-water show and fireworks
9:15 PM - Spectacular finale with live musical medley of Australian classics synchronised with jet skis, flyboards and a breathtaking lighting and fireworks display.
You'll do well to SUBSCRIBE to the newsletter for ticket alerts as only ticket holders will be admitted to the forecourt of the Australia Day Live at Sydney Opera House Concert. Tickets will be released on Wednesday 16 January 2019, and they are free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis until they run out. Entry after 6.30pm is NOT guaranteed.
Promising to be bigger and better than ever, Australia's musical stars take to the stage for an unforgettable concert that features dazzling firework displays and a breathtaking maritime extravaganza. For all other Australia Day events, check the website.