Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships. It is a time when Australians reflect on being Australian, celebrate contemporary Australia and recognize it’s history.
Australia Day is also about acknowledging and celebrating the contribution that every Australian makes to this contemporary and dynamic nation. From the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – who have been here for over 65,000 years – to those who have lived there for generations, to those who have come from all corners of the globe to call Australia home.
I hope you are all having a great day!