General Information

Yes, you can view the map of the full event site here.

Please remember the 1.5m distancing is a really great way of ensuring we all stay safe in busy locations. Some ways to make this work are to use a picnic rug to define a space,  spread your chairs out, or hold your arms out at your side and if someone can do the same beside you without touching you know you are a safe distance apart.  

Please ensure you take personal responsibility for your own COVID safety and abide by the current ACT Public Health Directions.

Do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell, have tested positive for COVID-19, have been identified as a close contact or have been advised by ACT Health to quarantine or isolate.

Up to date restriction information and Public Health Directions can be viewed here: Home - COVID-19 (

Check In CBR QR codes will be located throughout Commonwealth Park and at each bar location – please check in if you are accessing these services.

Let’s keep Canberra COVID safe.  If you’re attending Australia Day in the Capital 2022, we recommend that you wear a mask if you can’t physically distance from others, such as when you are near food vans or toilets.

ACT Health has directed that any person participating in a workshop onsite will be required to wear a mask. Masks will be made available at these locations for anyone that does not have one.




Busses will run as normal on the Sunday Timetable.

Transport Canberra have increased the number of bus services to ensure more busses are available to the public.

The extra bus runs to the city will leave from the Belconnen and Tuggeranong depots and run from the City to Commonwealth Park from 10 am - 5pm on Wednesday 26 Jan.

Plan ahead and use the TC journey planner or call 13 17 10 for further information.

Check the full Sunday timetable here.

Yes, Regatta Place off Albert Street will be closed to the public from 4pm-10pm (25th Jan) and 9:00am-5pm (26th Jan).

No, please park in designated parking spots only, we don’t want you to go home with a parking ticket as NCA parking attendants will be out during the event.

No, there will be event parking at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive and the Civic Pool Carpark.

There will be a partial road closure at Regatta Point, limiting access to some roads, between 4pm-10pm (25th Jan) and 9:00am-5pm (26th Jan).

Uber and Taxi pick up drop off areas will be located at the bus and coach parking bay at Regatta Point, Mall Road West and Allara Street (behind Civic Pool).


Food and Drinks

Absolutely, bring a picnic, relax and enjoy the shows.

Yes, there will be food trucks, and a selection of multicultural community stalls throughout Commonwealth Park.

No, there will be 2 bars on site with alcohol available.


Security, First Aid and Safety

Roving police and security patrols will be on duty to monitor crowd behaviours.

Yes, first aid tents will be located at the following locations:

-        Main Stage

-        Regatta Point

Please call 000 noting the required emergency services needed and your location, please provide an easily identifiable marker – ie nearby road, building, etc.



There will be 3 stages across Commonwealth Park. A range of Indigenous and multicultural performances will take place across these stages from 10:30am until 4:30pm.

To download the program and map click here.

We have a great range of local entertainers, please go to to see the full list or simply download here.


Other Important Information

Please keep an eye on Events ACT social media and website for weather updates on Australia Day.

If an electrical storm comes through while you are picnicking it is advised that you seek shelter in a permanent structure or vehicle (not under trees or in a marquee).

Please note that due to the amount of wet and windy weather Canberra has experienced in the lead up to summer that there is an increased likelihood of fallen trees and branches along the lakeside. Please keep this in mind when choosing a safe picnic spot and stay away from fallen trees.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people.

We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and region.