Australia Day Address

Australia Day Address

When

Date
23 January 2019
Time
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Where

Watch on social media and TV OR listen on radio

Other information

January 26 is a time to celebrate and reflect on our national spirit, and the Australia Day Address serves to focus our attention on what that means to all of us.

Since 1997 the Australia Day Address has drawn on distinguished members from within the community to express their unique perspective on our nation’s identity and the diversity of our society. Each year the speaker is encouraged to share their experiences and reflect upon our history and our future, securing the Address as one of the most important Australia Day initiatives.

Eminent speakers from past years include Professor Michelle Simmons, Deng Thiak Adut, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Sir Michael Parkinson CBE, Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Associate Professor Charlie Teo AM and Kurt Fearnely OAM.

2019 speaker: Hugh Mackay AO

Social researcher and bestselling author Hugh Mackay AO will deliver the Australia Day Address in 2019. His books include The Good Life, The Art of Belonging and Australia Reimagined.

How to watch or listen to the Address

Facebook Live

On 23 January 2019 from 12:30 PM AEDT, watch the Address live and in full via the official Australia Day Facebook page.

TV

On 23 January 2019 from 12:30 PM AEDT, watch the Address live and in full on the ABC News Channel or SKY NEWS EXTRA (Foxtel Channel 648). 

Highlights and key moments will be also broadcast on SKY NEWS LIVE (Foxtel channel 601). 

Radio

On 26 and 28 January 2019 at 1 PM AEDT, listen to the Address in full on ABC Radio National (tune into 576 AM in Sydney or find frequency). 

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