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Our picks for 7 must-see events at Vivid Sydney
Nightlife

Our picks for 7 must-see events at Vivid Sydney

From dazzling lights and live music in an old substation to big ideas with Matildas royalty, discover what's new at this year's festival, 24 May to 15 June.

Sydney sparkles for Pride
Community & causes

Sydney sparkles for Pride

Join the celebrations with events, nights out and performances from LGBTIQA+ communities 

What to do in Sydney this June
Theatre, dance & film

What to do in Sydney this June

Music, movies, markets and more – Sydney’s events calendar heats up this winter.

Small business webinars: From e-commerce to harnessing AI for productivity and supercharging your social media 
Talks, courses & workshops

Small business webinars: From e-commerce to harnessing AI for productivity and supercharging your social media 

Learn in your lunch hour with our free Reboot series. Join a stellar line-up of experts and business leaders from some of Australia’s most successful companies.

Entries open for the Year of the Snake drawing call-out
Children & family

Entries open for the Year of the Snake drawing call-out

Budding illustrators aged 5 to 12 years old can have their best creations showcased during Sydney Lunar Festival 2025

Biennale stories: hear from Sydney artist Kirtika Kain
Exhibitions

Biennale stories: hear from Sydney artist Kirtika Kain

Delhi-born Australian artist, Kirtika Kain shares the inspiration and process behind her latest work.

What to do in Sydney this May
Theatre, dance & film

What to do in Sydney this May

As the weather cools, markets, festivals and nightlife are just heating up.

Find your purr-fect match at our animal shelter
Community & causes

Find your purr-fect match at our animal shelter

We’re offering discounted adoption fees on dogs and cats for a limited time.

9 reasons to love Customs House
Tours & experiences

9 reasons to love Customs House

The perfect place to relax, write, reflect or mingle.

Over 60? Swim, dance and play free in March
Community & causes

Over 60? Swim, dance and play free in March

Celebrate getting older with events and activities at Seniors Festival

What to do in Sydney this April
Tours & experiences

What to do in Sydney this April

From comedy, art, talks, music and more – add these to your yes list.

Sydneysiders cycling without age
Community & causes

Sydneysiders cycling without age

BIKEast volunteers bring the joy of cycling to Sydney’s older people

Support available for Sydney’s after dark businesses
Nightlife

Support available for Sydney’s after dark businesses

A grant could help your business offer new night-time activities, put on gigs, or collaborate with artists.

Transition to clean tech in a post-pandemic world
Talks, courses & workshops

Transition to clean tech in a post-pandemic world

Tesla and New Energy Nexus share wisdom with Sydney startups.

How to adapt your business to the 2021 workplace
Talks, courses & workshops

How to adapt your business to the 2021 workplace

Management expert Ben Thompson shows why a successful business is a good employer and how you can shape up.

Tech experts help reboot Sydney businesses
Talks, courses & workshops

Tech experts help reboot Sydney businesses

Businesses and creatives can access experts from some of Australia’s fastest growing companies in our free new webinar series.

How to support local hospitality right now
Food & drink

How to support local hospitality right now

The latest wave of Covid-19 has been a challenge for our community.

Top futurist calls for urgent human focus in technology
Talks, courses & workshops

Top futurist calls for urgent human focus in technology

Forbes-listed Galit Ariel thinks innovation must do more to shape the social good.

What to do and where to eat during Sydney Lunar Festival 2024
Community & causes

What to do and where to eat during Sydney Lunar Festival 2024

Fabulous feasts, spectacular shows and magnificent artworks – it’s time to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

Meet the Sydney duo putting more queer into the comedy scene
Theatre, dance & film

Meet the Sydney duo putting more queer into the comedy scene

How a City of Sydney sponsorship is helping to bring Sydney’s brightest performers to Oxford Street this Mardi Gras

What to do in Sydney this March
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney this March

March into autumn with star gazing, street celebrations and intriguing ideas for enquiring minds.

By George, dragons! Experience the magic of Sydney Lunar Festival
Tours & experiences

By George, dragons! Experience the magic of Sydney Lunar Festival

The roarsome dragons and lanterns making George Street shine for Sydney Lunar Festival.

Multi-million dollar investment for a 24-hour city
Food & drink

Multi-million dollar investment for a 24-hour city

The plan will see extended hours for cultural institutions and a festival of live music, outdoor dining and theatre performances over a 6 month period.

Covid-19 restrictions eased for hospitality venues and outdoor music performances
Food & drink

Covid-19 restrictions eased for hospitality venues and outdoor music performances

The NSW Government has introduced changes to allow more people to dine out together and attend live music.

Ready, set, grow: business innovation program applications now open
Talks, courses & workshops

Ready, set, grow: business innovation program applications now open

Take your business to the next level and join our free innovation program.

Riding from Green Square to the city
Sport & fitness

Riding from Green Square to the city

With excellent riding connections, it’s no wonder local residents ride more than anywhere else in Sydney.

Some ways to spend this Valentine's Day in Sydney
Nightlife

Some ways to spend this Valentine's Day in Sydney

A run-down of romantic things to do on February 14

Applications for our 2024 public art program are now open
Exhibitions

Applications for our 2024 public art program are now open

Calling all creatives: It’s time to submit your ideas for Art & About

Your guide to Sydney’s markets
Shopping, markets & fairs

Your guide to Sydney’s markets

Take home fresh produce, vintage treasures or a one-off piece from an up-and-coming designer. There’s so much on offer at Sydney’s markets.

What to do in Sydney this February
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney this February

Soak in the summer with celebrations for Lunar New Year, Mardi Gras and more! Here are 10 things to do in Sydney this month.

5 things you should know about Yabun Festival
Community & causes

5 things you should know about Yabun Festival

A look back on the evolution of Yabun Festival.

What to do in Sydney this January
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney this January

Honour the survival of the world's oldest living cultures, immerse yourself in art & make the most of school holidays. Here are 10 things to enjoy this month.

Visitor's guide to Sydney: 13 things you should know
Tours & experiences

Visitor's guide to Sydney: 13 things you should know

Your on-the-ground guide while you’re in town

Things to do in Sydney with kids
Children & family

Things to do in Sydney with kids

After school, during the weekend and indoor, Sydney has plenty of fun for all ages.

Things to do on a rainy day in Sydney
Community & causes

Things to do on a rainy day in Sydney

Have buckets of fun even when it’s bucketing down in Sydney.

Your guide to what’s on this Christmas
Children & family

Your guide to what’s on this Christmas

Here are the highlights of Sydney’s festivities, from Santa’s arrival to light displays and concerts

Our Sydney Festival highlights
Theatre, dance & film

Our Sydney Festival highlights

With opera, dance, performance art, music (and giant seagulls!) plan your festival from 5 to 28 January

What to do in Sydney this December
Exhibitions

What to do in Sydney this December

Browse Christmas markets, celebrate with free concerts and explore the historic Yirranma Place. Here are 10 things to enjoy this month.

Refugee Week 2023: 3 stories of coming to Australia
Community & causes

Refugee Week 2023: 3 stories of coming to Australia

Meet Abang, Simon and Khatereh. We're proud to welcome them, and all refugees and people seeking asylum, to our city.

We asked 5 people with disability some difficult questions in the lead up to International Day of People with Disability
Community & causes

We asked 5 people with disability some difficult questions in the lead up to International Day of People with Disability

Hear their answers about what it’s like to live with disability and what the day means to them.

What to do in Sydney during a heatwave
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney during a heatwave

Here’s how to stay cool when temperatures get hot.

Sydney’s best Christmas lights and decorations
Tours & experiences

Sydney’s best Christmas lights and decorations

Get into the spirit of the season with a tour of your sparkling city

5 ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Sydney
Children & family

5 ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Sydney

From free family concerts to decorations that make you go ‘ahhhh’. Here’s a taste of what’s happening during the festive season

Christmas markets to explore in Sydney
Shopping, markets & fairs

Christmas markets to explore in Sydney

From gourmet food to handmade gifts, find a little something for everyone

Disability-inclusive things to do in Sydney
Community & causes

Disability-inclusive things to do in Sydney

If you’re looking for adventure or culture, there are plenty of inclusive and accessible activities in our city.

Meet your new best friend at our animal shelter open day
Community & causes

Meet your new best friend at our animal shelter open day

Animal lovers unite: Mark your diary for half-price adoptions, discounted microchipping and fun for the whole family.

What to do in Sydney this November
Food & drink

What to do in Sydney this November

Eat, shop and play in Surry Hills, Potts Point and Pyrmont, also celebrate the Sydney Peace Prize winner. Here are 15 things to enjoy this month.

In pictures: Artist Georgia Hill brings her geometric punch to the KGV Recreation Centre
Exhibitions

In pictures: Artist Georgia Hill brings her geometric punch to the KGV Recreation Centre

Stage 1 is dry. Stage 2 gets taped, brushed and rolled in July.

Net zero by 2040: Ambitious new emissions target set
Community & causes

Net zero by 2040: Ambitious new emissions target set

We’ve brought forward our own deadline by a decade.

Sneak peek: Get ready to make a splash at our new aquatic centre
Sport & fitness

Sneak peek: Get ready to make a splash at our new aquatic centre

Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre opens soon.

What to do in Sydney this summer
Tours & experiences

What to do in Sydney this summer

Warm nights and fun events call for celebration - see our picks for summer in Sydney.

Access our libraries anywhere on our new app
Talks, courses & workshops

Access our libraries anywhere on our new app

Enjoy contactless checkout and never lose your card again.

Ways to support Indigenous Business Month
Shopping, markets & fairs

Ways to support Indigenous Business Month

A round up of brands and small businesses you can get behind.

5 things you need to know about the 2023 referendum
Community & causes

5 things you need to know about the 2023 referendum

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice referendum will be held on Saturday 14 October 2023.

What to do in Sydney this October
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney this October

Eat, shop and play in Glebe and Darlinghurst, make your own jewellery and take an adventure in manga. Here are 9 exciting events to enjoy.

Our guide to making events more inclusive and accessible
Community & causes

Our guide to making events more inclusive and accessible

Guidelines to help event organisers provide equitable opportunities for people with disability and people with access needs to enjoy and participate.

How to keep household chemicals out of landfill
Community & causes

How to keep household chemicals out of landfill

Common household chemicals can be toxic. But there’s a way to recycle them responsibly.

What to do in Sydney this September
Food & drink

What to do in Sydney this September

Say goodbye to winter blues with 9 events that will put a spring in your step.

20 unique tours for a day out in Sydney
Tours & experiences

20 unique tours for a day out in Sydney

Savour delicious food, absorb fascinating info, meet new friends and make the most of the city.

It’s spring! Enjoy the sunshine and dive into one of our city pools
Sport & fitness

It’s spring! Enjoy the sunshine and dive into one of our city pools

Sydneysiders and visitors who love the water can visit any of our 6 outstanding aquatics centres.

Voices from the past come to life during History Week
Talks, courses & workshops

Voices from the past come to life during History Week

Explore the fascinating interviews from the City of Sydney’s oral histories collection

Unveil Sydney’s vibrant past during History Week
Talks, courses & workshops

Unveil Sydney’s vibrant past during History Week

Explore laser-cut workshops, captivating podcasts, the history of the Uluru Statement of the Heart and over 100 years of stories.

5 fun-filled activities to shake up your night out
Nightlife

5 fun-filled activities to shake up your night out

Switch up your routine with something other than your same old Saturday night.

The best places for after-work drinks in Sydney
Food & drink

The best places for after-work drinks in Sydney

We asked about your favourite city haunts for cocktails and catch-ups.

National Science Week 2023: check out these events in our area
Talks, courses & workshops

National Science Week 2023: check out these events in our area

From sampling bush foods to learning about the greatest scientific innovations over the years, there’s something for everyone.

What to do in Sydney this July
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney this July

Chase away the winter blues with Sydney’s hottest events

8 ways to connect with First Nations cultures and communities
Community & causes

8 ways to connect with First Nations cultures and communities

Make an impact beyond National Reconciliation Week

8 reasons to love Darling Square Library
Community & causes

8 reasons to love Darling Square Library

An exciting hub for learning, innovation and creativity in a beautifully designed building.

7 Vivid Music events under $50
Music

7 Vivid Music events under $50

From electronic to hip hop, reggaeton to rap – find music to suit your taste at some of Sydney’s coolest venues.

Promote your events on What’s On
Food & drink

Promote your events on What’s On

Share your listings on our official events guide for free marketing support.

7 ways to have a fun day out in Pyrmont
Tours & experiences

7 ways to have a fun day out in Pyrmont

Ideas for an interesting visit to one of Sydney’s most unique suburbs.

6 Sydney WorldPride ideas for kids and teens
Children & family

6 Sydney WorldPride ideas for kids and teens

Don’t miss drag queen storytimes, family-friendly circuses, movie days and more.

Bunny bounty: Discover the 36 rabbits created by Sydney’s youngest artists
Children & family

Bunny bounty: Discover the 36 rabbits created by Sydney’s youngest artists

A key feature of the Sydney Lunar Festival, the shortlisted artworks by children aged 6 to 12 years old were selected from more than 600 entries.

Local schools open gates to the community these school holidays
Children & family

Local schools open gates to the community these school holidays

Outdoor facilities at some schools in our area will be open to the public from Wednesday 21 December to Sunday 22 January.

10 unmissable Sydney WorldPride events
Theatre, dance & film

10 unmissable Sydney WorldPride events

From cinema to street parades, exhibitions to comedy galas – see our picks for your festival season.

Seeking referees for sports competitions at our centres
Sport & fitness

Seeking referees for sports competitions at our centres

Basketball, netball, volleyball and futsal are played at KGV Recreation Centre, Ultimo Community Centre and Perry Park Recreation Centre.

Sydney Modern opens with artworks you can’t miss
Exhibitions

Sydney Modern opens with artworks you can’t miss

After a decade of planning and construction, the expansive new building hits the scene in true style with showstopping pieces.

Have your say on activities and services in our community centres and libraries
Community & causes

Have your say on activities and services in our community centres and libraries

We invite your feedback and ideas to help us improve our programs and services.

Fitness in the city: Sydney’s best workout spots
Sport & fitness

Fitness in the city: Sydney’s best workout spots

You've got a park? You've got a gym.

The best picnic spots in our area
Food & drink

The best picnic spots in our area

13 parks, gardens and reserves to explore during warmer weather.

Free 1-on-1 cycling lessons and advice
Sport & fitness

Free 1-on-1 cycling lessons and advice

Our 1-on-1 sessions and bike help line are free to everyone who lives or works in our area.

9 ways to make the most of Mardi Gras
Community & causes

9 ways to make the most of Mardi Gras

Sydney’s biggest LGBTIQ celebration comes to an all-singing, all-dancing crescendo when the Mardi Gras Parade takes over our city on 29 February.

LGBTIQA+ communities take pride of place in proposed Oxford Street revamp
Community & causes

LGBTIQA+ communities take pride of place in proposed Oxford Street revamp

We’re inviting people to have their say on our draft LGBTIQA+ social and cultural place strategy.

How to pay your respects to Queen Elizabeth II in Sydney
Community & causes

How to pay your respects to Queen Elizabeth II in Sydney

Where to leave floral tributes and condolence messages, and observe the passing of Her Royal Highness.

9 Instagram-worthy places in Sydney
Tours & experiences

9 Instagram-worthy places in Sydney

Choose your own adventure with our pick of spots that will look great on social media.

What to do on your lunch break in Sydney
Tours & experiences

What to do on your lunch break in Sydney

Return to the office refreshed and refocused with these activities that will make you feel like you’ve had a proper break.

10 things you can do free with a library card
Community & causes

10 things you can do free with a library card

Membership is great value

What’s on at the theatre this autumn
Theatre, dance & film

What’s on at the theatre this autumn

From glamorous Parisian cabarets to sharp and political plays, this is your guide to what’s on at the theatre.

Sydney welcomes new Progress Pride flag
Community & causes

Sydney welcomes new Progress Pride flag

Find out what it means and where you can see it this Mardi Gras Festival.

8 events we think you’ll love this March
Theatre, dance & film

8 events we think you’ll love this March

From cabaret to wine festivals, new theatre shows to independent dance workshops – don’t miss these events.

Let’s dance: Sydney locals share top places to boogie
Nightlife

Let’s dance: Sydney locals share top places to boogie

With Covid restrictions easing, we asked you to name the nightclubs, bars and pubs perfect to bust a move.

Here’s what you need to know as Sydney reopens
Community & causes

Here’s what you need to know as Sydney reopens

Find out what’s open, how we’re helping to keep you safe and the latest health advice from the NSW Government.

Free February: 28 ideas for free things to do this month
Tours & experiences

Free February: 28 ideas for free things to do this month

From walks to outdoor festivities, from sunsets to cinemas – discover something new and free to do in your city.

9 city adventures to get excited about this November
Tours & experiences

9 city adventures to get excited about this November

Don’t miss these great live music, film, food and art events.

Sydney on foot: best ways to walk our city
Sport & fitness

Sydney on foot: best ways to walk our city

From the harbourside to hidden laneway gems, Sydney is a city for walking.

3 creative ways to get behind the Rabbitohs in the NRL grand final
Sport & fitness

3 creative ways to get behind the Rabbitohs in the NRL grand final

Don your team colours, order your favourite takeaway and get fired up for the final.

Boredom-busting activities you can enjoy online for free
Talks, courses & workshops

Boredom-busting activities you can enjoy online for free

From fitness classes to jigsaw puzzles, enjoy these lockdown life-improvers from home.

6 online jigsaw puzzles using City of Sydney archive photos
Community & causes

6 online jigsaw puzzles using City of Sydney archive photos

Take a moment to relax and explore the city from a different perspective.

I went to the climate strike: What can I do now?
Community & causes

I went to the climate strike: What can I do now?

Here are 4 things you can do to make real change happen

Big ideas: Night of free talks at Sydney city venues
Talks, courses & workshops

Big ideas: Night of free talks at Sydney city venues

Raising the Bar: Light Rail edition gets leading innovators to discuss today’s issues from culture to technology.

The best vintage shops locals try to keep secret
Shopping, markets & fairs

The best vintage shops locals try to keep secret

Locals share their go-to op shops and favourite vintage stores.

7 things you’ve probably never done before in Sydney
Community & causes

7 things you’ve probably never done before in Sydney

From underwater parties to drag queen bingo and dumpling masterclasses, expect the unexpected this autumn.

Eat, drink and play in Sydney with Dine & Discover NSW
Food & drink

Eat, drink and play in Sydney with Dine & Discover NSW

If you’re a NSW resident over 18, $100 worth of vouchers are yours to spend.

5 ways to rediscover the city centre
Tours & experiences

5 ways to rediscover the city centre

Sydney is bustling with new experiences, from live music to outdoor dining spaces and public art.

Sydney’s climate emergency: why we need to act now
Community & causes

Sydney’s climate emergency: why we need to act now

Across the globe, cities are declaring a climate emergency and calling on government at all levels to do the same.

Theatre in a pandemic: Inside the reopened Giant Dwarf
Nightlife

Theatre in a pandemic: Inside the reopened Giant Dwarf

New headquarters, programming and hygiene measures at 280 Cleveland Street’s home of experimental theatre.

A star-studded line up for Sydney’s newest outdoor stage
Music

A star-studded line up for Sydney’s newest outdoor stage

Alex the Astronaut, Ben Lee, Sneaky Sound System, Emma Pask and Peking Duk to open Sunset Piazza in the city centre.

Sunset Piazza extends star-studded program
Music

Sunset Piazza extends star-studded program

Ben Folds, Kate Miller-Heidke, Josh Pyke, Eddie Perfect, G Flip, and Pnau (DJ set) join the line-up.

New cultural, business activation and community Covid-19 recovery grants are now open
Community & causes

New cultural, business activation and community Covid-19 recovery grants are now open

Adapt your business, revitalise our city centre and support our communities.

Applying for Art & About: Insider tips
Music

Applying for Art & About: Insider tips

We asked 2 former participants about their experience in the program.

Great films library members can stream free
Theatre, dance & film

Great films library members can stream free

From award-winning documentaries to all-time classics and Christmas movies, here are our librarians picks to enjoy over the holidays.

Show your support on AusMusic T-Shirt Day
Music

Show your support on AusMusic T-Shirt Day

Be part of a nationwide celebration of Australian music and help workers in need.

Going out in Sydney: how to plan for a safe and fun time
Food & drink

Going out in Sydney: how to plan for a safe and fun time

Tips to help when you visit your favourite venue - or try something new - and help keep you and your community safe

Share your feedback about attending events in Sydney
Community & causes

Share your feedback about attending events in Sydney

We want to know how you’re feeling about attending events at the moment

Step back in time and see Sydney as it once was
Talks, courses & workshops

Step back in time and see Sydney as it once was

Revisit Sydney’s past at History Week through a series of free events.

Register now for sports competitions at Perry Park recreation centre
Sport & fitness

Register now for sports competitions at Perry Park recreation centre

Registrations are open for spring competitions in futsal, netball and volleyball at Green Square’s Perry Park recreation centre.

Sydney’s best online events just a click away
Community & causes

Sydney’s best online events just a click away

Virtual nightclubs, live music streams, online exercise classes and other digital events to keep you connected and entertained.

Staying apart, keeping together: listing online events on What’s On
Community & causes

Staying apart, keeping together: listing online events on What’s On

Virtual dance parties, live music broadcasts, online exercise classes and other digital events can help keep us connected.

In pictures: A mystery ride with Art & About’s Passenger
Theatre, dance & film

In pictures: A mystery ride with Art & About’s Passenger

A conversation on a bus, a cowboy and a horse at White Bay.

Sydney Climate Action Summit postponed
Community & causes

Sydney Climate Action Summit postponed

In light of the evolving worldwide health emergency, the City of Sydney and C40 Cities have made the difficult decision to postpone the summit.

Sydney Climate Action Summit calls on Australia to take action
Community & causes

Sydney Climate Action Summit calls on Australia to take action

From the local level and with 94 world cities, the Sydney Climate Action Summit plans for real collective change.

Sydney’s new food festival: Jake Smyth of Mary’s tells us why we should hit the streets
Food & drink

Sydney’s new food festival: Jake Smyth of Mary’s tells us why we should hit the streets

The City of Sydney is backing a new retail campaign to support our local bars, cafes, restaurants and retailers.

Bike riding in Sydney shows safety in numbers
Sport & fitness

Bike riding in Sydney shows safety in numbers

A decade’s worth of data shows there are more bike riders with fewer crashes on city roads.

Call for artists to capture Sydney’s lunar spirit
Exhibitions

Call for artists to capture Sydney’s lunar spirit

The City of Sydney invites artists to submit ideas for the 2021 Sydney Lunar Festival.

Sydney Rides photo competition
Sport & fitness

Sydney Rides photo competition

The Sydney Rides Gallery shows scenes and stories from people who ride.

How to get involved in Sydney Rides Festival
Sport & fitness

How to get involved in Sydney Rides Festival

Even if you're not an avid bike rider!

7 small arts experiences to blow your mind in autumn
Exhibitions

7 small arts experiences to blow your mind in autumn

From demon bunnies to flamenco mastery, expand your horizons with these unmissable Sydney shows.

On your bike: an intro to cycling in Sydney
Sport & fitness

On your bike: an intro to cycling in Sydney

Make 2020 your year to get back on a bike. From fun group rides to courses and try-a-bike events, SydneyCycleways has you covered.

Places to get creative in Sydney
Talks, courses & workshops

Places to get creative in Sydney

There’s no time like the present to try something new. Find inspiration and learn a thing or two at these creative spaces in Sydney.

Things you should do in Sydney at least once
Tours & experiences

Things you should do in Sydney at least once

When was the last time you really explored your own city? Play tourist at these attractions and see Sydney from a different perspective.

In pictures: Sydney’s newest library opens in Darling Square
Community & causes

In pictures: Sydney’s newest library opens in Darling Square

Playful architecture, innovative design, a makerspace, dinosaurs and of course books, there’s plenty to explore at Darling Square Library.

Pedalling a vision at Harold Park
Theatre, dance & film

Pedalling a vision at Harold Park

A free pedal-powered outdoor cinema.

Tails of Sydney: Episode 3 – Urban farming
Community & causes

Tails of Sydney: Episode 3 – Urban farming

Bee hives are popping up in more spots around the city, and we learn about keeping chickens as pets in Sydney.

Tails of Sydney: Episode 1 – Dogs
Food & drink

Tails of Sydney: Episode 1 – Dogs

Meet Bailey Haggarty, assistant director of seagulls at Australian National Maritime Museum.