To commemorate Australia Day, members of the Australian Army attended Australia Day in the City, where they fired a traditional 21 Gun Salute.

The tradition of the Gun Salute originated in the early 14th Century, firstly, as ceremonial method of creating noise to honour a guest and, secondly, for the practical purpose of confirming the guns were empty. Salutes were considered a gesture of friendship and trust, and are always fired with an odd number of rounds as this was considered lucky.