Australia Day

26 January 2015

282 days to go

Together Let's Celebrate our National Day

Australia Day, Thursday 26 January 2012, is a day for all Australians to come together and celebrate what makes our country great.

Research* shows that 87% of Australians celebrate Australia Day in some way on 26 January, and over 5 million Australians attend organised public events around the country.

National Australia Day Council CEO Warren Pearson said that he’s delighted that so many Australians are proud to celebrate all the great things about being Australian.

“The research also shows that 93% of Australians consider Australia Day our most important national celebration, which demonstrates how proud we are of this diverse land we share,” Mr Pearson said.

“We are a multicultural country, with so many Australians having history and heritage from countries across the world. In our diversity, there are still shared values that bind us together as Australians, no matter where we are from,” Mr Pearson said.

“Australia Day gives us the opportunity to come together to celebrate these shared values of freedom, democracy and our sense of a fair go.”

This Australia Day, the National Australia Day Council is encouraging everyone to be part of the celebrations and to also consider what it is you think makes Australia a great place to live.

“There are thousands of organised events happening across Australia, from in big city centres to the smallest of our regional communities. To get involved in what’s happening in your local area, find all the details at www.australiaday.org.au,” Mr Pearson said.

For more information about Australia Day and all the events happening around the nation, visit www.australiaday.org.au/events