An annual crowd favourite, Ferrython is one of Australia Day’s most popular and iconic events. Head down to the harbour to watch Sydney’s beloved Emerald Class ferries race through the waves in this hugely popular Australia Day tradition.


The Ferrython, which has been staged on Australia Day every year since 1977, sees Sydney’s iconic green and yellow ferries colourfully dressed in honour of their namesakes as they line up for a race from Fort Denison, around Shark Island and back to the finish line under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Spectators can watch the extravaganza on the water and cheer on their favourite ferry from a number of free onshore vantage spots including Milsons Point off Jeffrey St Wharf, between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Shark Island, and Lavender Bay.

The four ferries that will participate in 2023 are Catherine Hamlin, May Gibbs, Fred Hollows and Bungaree. Each vessel will be filled with invited guests from various community groups and charitable organisations, in a celebration of our diversity, inclusive and multicultural society.

Watch highlights from Ferrython 2022

For more information go to the Australia Day website