With live music, entertainment, markets and pop-up bars, there’s no where quite like The Rocks to celebrate Australia Day.
The Rocks comes alive with colour and carnival this Australia Day. A treat is in store for all the senses, with mouth-watering flavours, unique market stalls to explore, interactive games, activities and roving performers from morning till night. Spend your day relaxing and enjoying all that Australia Day has to offer against the historic backdrop of The Rocks.
Warrane Stage at First Fleet Park
Bust some moves or kick back with some food or drink, as you groove to some of Sydney’s best local bands. The bar will be open until 9pm.
The Rocks Markets
Discover local fashion, jewellery and original art of the iconic The Rocks Markets. The Rocks Markets will have extended opening hours for the day, stretching further down George Street which will be humming with energy from the surrounding giant games, chill out zones, live entertainment and two pop-up bars. Extended hours across the Australia Day weekend will see the markets open Sunday from 10am to 6pm, with special public holiday trading on Monday from 10am to 4pm.
Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Race
See our greatest wheelchair athletes rip up The Rocks at exhilarating speeds. Watch along Hickson Road or George Street near Circular Quay.
Australia Day Live
The grand finale! Come one, come all to Circular Quay to watch performing jet-skis, fly-boarders and dancing yachts. Then look to the sky for a dazzling fireworks display.
Frequently Asked Questions
No alcohol or glass should be brought into the precinct.
A number of food and beverage outlets, including take-away shops, cafes and restaurants will be running at The Rocks during Australia Day. View a list of places to eat and drink in The Rocks.
We recommend that you leave the car at home and use public transport. There will be extensive road closures and parking restrictions around The Rocks and CBD.
No, the event is FREE for all ages.
Yes the Australia Day Event has several of activities and performances that are appropriate for children and families.
All areas of the event are wheelchair accessible including train stations.