January 26 – Australia Day is for all Australians
The story of Australia is a remarkable one.
It begins with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have lived on this great land for more than 65,000 years. Fast forward to those who have lived here for generations dating way way back – to today’s chapter, a diverse and multicultural Australia, where people from all over the world choose to call Australia their home.
The point is, new chapters are written every day and we are all part of Australia’s story.
Australia Day is a day to acknowledge and reflect on this story, including Australia’s highs and its lows. It is a day to respect its history and come together to celebrate contemporary Australia and its achievements.
But most of all, to celebrate us – the people of Australia. Together we make this nation an extraordinary nation. It’s in our nature to pull together when the going gets tough. The tragic losses from the bush fires is a fine example of our collaborative Australian spirit.
So this Australia Day embrace the wonderful activities and events being held around the country. Gather with your friends and family, participate in community events or celebrate being Australian in your own way and what it truly means to you.
What’s on Australia Day 2020
Activities and events have been planned all around the country to help communities come together.
To find out what’s on in your state visit Australia Day 2020