Start the day by taking a moment to reflect on the marked history of Gadigal land, by honouring our First Nations people at this visually stunning and poignant event. Spectacular First Nations artowrk will light up the sails of the Opera House, and both the Australian and Aboriginal flags will be raised on the arc of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in a symbol of unity.
In Australia, January 26 has very different meanings for different people. For First Nations people, the day marks the beginning of colonisation and is sometimes called Invasion Day or Survival Day. For recent migrants, January 26 is the day of many citizenship ceremonies across the country. However you choose to spend it, we've picked out the main events taking place on the public holiday in 2023.