Australia Day is a day driven by communities, and the hundreds of celebrations held in each town, suburb or city are the foundation of its ongoing success. And Australia Day is big. Over 780 local community celebrations take place on 26 January right across the nation. They generate immense community spirit, they are authentic and genuine, they celebrate enduring Australian values and they are for everyone - family, fun and free.
On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. It's the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It's the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.
Australia Day celebrations reflect contemporary Australia: our diverse society and landscape, our remarkable achievements and our bright future. It also is an opportunity to reflect on our nation's history, where we have come from and how we can shape our future.
Without doubt Australia Day is the largest day of national celebration. On Australia Day, 60% the nation’s population attend either an organised community event, or get together with family and friends with the intention of celebrating our national day. Many more spend the public holiday relaxing with family and friends.