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 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. It’s the Australian spirit.
What’s on Australia Day 2021
Australia Day activities and events will be different this year due to COVID-19.
However you choose to reflect, respect and celebrate this Australia Day, stay safe and abide by the restriction guidelines for your state. Respect these restrictions, they’re there to keep us safe.
To find out what’s on in your state visit Australia Day 2021