About Australia Day Council of NSW
The Australia Day Council of NSW was established by the NSW Government in 1981 following the formation of the National Australia Day Council in 1979. With the approach of the Australian Bicentenary in 1988 and the significant amount of energy and coordination that would require, ADCNSW was tasked with delivering quality, creative, innovative and diverse community events and being the custodian for sharing and enhancing Australian identity and culture.
In the 25 years since the Bicentenary, the Australia Day Council of NSW has continued to strengthen its partnerships with businesses as we consider such associations essential for the continued success of Australia Day celebrations.
The vision of ADCNSW is to inspire national spirit and enrich the life of the nation. The Council works with and for the community to unite the people of NSW in celebration, promote excellence in service to the nation and leads discussion and debate to build our shared future.
The Australia Day Council of NSW is appointed by the Premier of NSW. The Department of Premier and Cabinet provide the secretariat from which the Australia Day Council of NSW operates.