On 26 January each year, more than 400 Australian communities nationwide host a special guest at their Australia Day celebrations.
In city suburbs, regional cities and remote towns, Australia Day Ambassadors take part in local council Australia Day celebrations.
WHO ARE THE AMBASSADORS?
Drawn from diverse fields such as the arts, sport, science, business, government and entertainment, they can be of any age but they all share the common traits of achievement through hard work, talent and a strong sense of patriotism.
AMBASSADORS HELP COMMUNITIES CELEBRATE
You may well be wondering what an Australia Day Ambassador does? The activities of the Ambassadors on Australia Day are as diverse as the communities and events themselves.
Ambassadors generously volunteer their time and energy to inspire pride and celebration. They hand out Australia Day community awards, judge lamington competitions, preside over thong-throwing challenges, help cook sausage sizzles and mingle with locals over a cup of tea.
Ambassadors may also give an address that captures the spirit of being Australian and present certificates at citizenship ceremonies.