With a day of special events planned for what it describes as “Australia’s premier tourist and historic precinct, The Rocks”. It says the Rocks precinct will be transformed into a lively place of celebration for Australia Day 2015, with free musical performances featuring some of Australia’s best bands and entertainers.

From noon the events start with the OZ Day 10-kilometre wheelchair race along George Street.From midday, George Street South will be closed to traffic and transformed into “The Common” – a relaxation zone, with Astro turf, greenery, performances and street party games, including croquet as a count down begins to “Triple J’s Hottest 100”.“

We encourage visitors to drop by and catch a performance by an inspiring young artist, grab some tasty treats from The Rocks Markets on Argyle Street or chill out on The Common,” says the Authority.In 2014, Australia Day at The Rocks attracted more than 105,000 visitors between midday and 6pm.

It’s all happening on Monday, 26 January from noon until 6pm. And is free.