Australia Day Live at Sydney Opera House
Join us for incredible music and live entertainment from Sydney Harbour, including performances from Delta Goodrem, Casey Donovan, Dami Im, Mitch Tambo, Todd McKenney, tenor Lorenzo Rositano, and world-renowned didgeridoo player William Barton. Broadcast: ABC TV.
WugulOra Morning Ceremony
WugulOra, meaning ‘One Mob’, is a special moment on January 26 acknowledging our shared history and the traditional custodians of the land. Broadcast: ABC TV.
Launch of Australia Day 2021
There is no doubt Australia Day will look different this year. But, it’s still an important time for us to stop and reflect on the nation that we are and the nation that we want to be. Australia Day is greater than one event. It’s about connecting the deeper meaning of who we are as Australians.
Learn to sing ‘Advance Australia Fair’ in Eora
Learn a version of the Australian national anthem in Eora, the First Nations language of the Sydney area. Singalong with Clarence Slockee, TV presenter and proud Bundjalung man. Then go and learn more about the First Nations languages in your local area.
Learn how to pronounce the words and what they mean
Clarence Slockee, TV presenter and proud Bundjalung man, teaches us some of the beautiful interpretations and pronunciations of the national anthem, Advance Australia Fair, performed in Eora.
What it means to become an Aussie citizen
In the 16 years that Clover Moore has been the Lord Mayor of Sydney, she has made over 25,000 people Australian citizens in over 300 ceremonies.
My Australia: Rugby League player Josh Mansour
“My Australia” is a bite-sized docuseries which takes a diverse and inclusive look into modern Australia’s DNA. In this episode, meet the rugby league player who’s living his dream. Josh Mansour’s family migrated to Australia for a better life. Growing up in Western Sydney, Josh looked up to former rugby league star Hazem El Masri - a Bulldogs cult hero who pioneered the way for young Lebanese men in rugby league. Today, Josh feels like rugby league plays an important role in helping some young migrant men and women forge community connections and find a sense of belonging.
My Australia: Choosing regenerative farming over conventional farming
“My Australia” is a bite-sized docuseries which takes a diverse and inclusive look into modern Australia’s DNA. In this episode, meet the farmer who’s going against the grain. Charlie Arnott realised the lifetime of conventional farming practises instilled in him no longer matched his values. How could he produce clean, nutritionally dense produce while using chemicals? Charlie is a passionate advocator for regenerative farming, a style of farming which works with nature – not against it.
My Australia: The first Australian team to win the Spaceport America Cup
“My Australia” is a bite-sized docuseries which takes a diverse and inclusive look into modern Australia’s DNA. In this episode, meet Matthew D’Souza, an the Avionics Engineer on Australia’s first team to compete in the Spaceport America Cup. Not only did they compete in the biggest category, but the team won with the highest points total in the history of the competition.
My Australia: Becoming an Australian citizen
“My Australia” is a bite-sized docuseries which takes a diverse and inclusive look into modern Australia’s DNA. In this episode, meet Juliana, a proud new Australian citizen. What was meant to be a six month trip to Australia turned into an 11 year stay. Juliana fell in love with Australia instantly: our straightforward nature, practicality, honesty and openness. The Australian way. It’s here that Juliana has finally been able to start her own psychology business. A dream come true. We welcome her as a new Australian citizen.
My Australia: Budgy Smugglers over boardshorts
“My Australia” is a bite-sized docuseries which takes a diverse and inclusive look into modern Australia’s DNA. In this episode, meet the man producing tight, fluro swimwear for a living. Adam Linforth’s dreams of being a professional athlete were shattered after he realised he lacked coordination, strength and athletic ability. The basics really. So he went to Plan B: budgy smugglers. Adam is one of the business owners of Australia’s brightest swimwear brand Budgy Smugglers. Loved by ladies and larrikins all over the world.
My Australia: Saving our oceans from plastic pollution
“My Australia” is a bite-sized docuseries which takes a diverse and inclusive look into modern Australia’s DNA. In this episode, meet the Aussie who’s cleaning up our oceans, one piece of plastic at a time. Surf Ironwoman Lizzie Welborn was devastated to hear 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the ocean every year*. Plastic doesn’t ever completely break down. Over time it becomes smaller and smaller, creating microplastics and nanoplastics which can eventually enter our bodies. Lizzie believes Australians can be part of the solution by taking 3 for the sea. Every time you leave the beach, take 3 pieces of rubbish with you. If you’d like to read more about plastic pollution in Australia head to take3.org. *Source: Take 3.
My Australia: Focusing on soft skills in education
“My Australia” is a bite-sized docuseries which takes a diverse and inclusive look into modern Australia’s DNA. In this episode, meet the teacher who’s digging deeper than the ATAR. Christine Huynh, a Year 12 English and Drama teacher at Liverpool Boys High School, doesn’t believe one mark should sum up a student. So, she developed a unique skills profile assessment which looks at soft skills like communication and creativity. She wants this assessment to be looked at by Universities, alongside a student's ATAR.
My Australia: Celebrating the local surf club
“My Australia” is a bite-sized docuseries which takes a diverse and inclusive look into modern Australia’s DNA. In this episode, meet the man who’s giving back to his community. Peter Carter admits that as a teenager, he wasn’t in a good place. The Avalon Surf Life Saving Club became Peter’s second home. Getting fit and strong from surf boat rowing, and the discipline from training changed Peter forever. 30 years on, Peter now coaches surf boat rowing and mentors young people at this very same club.
My Australia: Supporting Aussie Artists
“My Australia” is a bite-sized docuseries which takes a diverse and inclusive look into modern Australia’s DNA. In this episode, meet the Flight Facilities musician who’s cheering for Aussies on the main stage. Hugo Gruzman, best known as one half of DJ group Flight Facilities, isn’t just a musician. He’s an artist too. But his confidence with painting didn’t come easily. Getting into music actually felt less daunting, because he had nothing to lose. Hugo is a huge advocate for the Australian arts and music scene and believes Australia is an awesome place to work on your craft.
Love an Aussie Road Trip episode 1: Fasten your seatbelts
Join Adam Spencer as he brings the Aussie road trip to you, wherever you are.
Love an Aussie Road Trip episode 2: A foodie’s heaven – French style
In Mudgee, Adam meets a French rugby player turned winemaker and the kids miraculously turn into mini MasterChefs at dinner time.
Love an Aussie Road Trip episode 3: Getting to the heart of a community, through sport
In Mudgee, Adam has a kick with our next generation of Socceroos and Matildas and realises he should stick to his day job and leave football for the talent of regional Australia.
Love an Aussie Road Trip episode 4: Tour de Zoo
In Dubbo, Adam catches up with some friends from the Galapagos and learns about dating and mating in the wild.
Love an Aussie Road Trip episode 5: Heroes of the Royal Flying Doctor Service
In Dubbo, Adam meets the heroes of emergency unit in the air and a former patient who owes his life to them.
Love an Aussie Road Trip episode 6: Discovering the Dish
In Parkes, it's one giant leap for Adam's road trip as he meets the Aussie hero of the moon landing and a local artist whose work is featured on the $1 coin.
Love an Aussie Road Trip episode 7: A city slicker goes bush
In Wellington, Adam is welcomed with open arms by a mate who’s taken the family bush.
Love an Aussie Road Trip episode 8: Riding the rapids
In Gloucester, Adam rides the rapids of an iconic Australian river, and happens upon the most awesome Aussie backyard complete with sheep and a goal post.
Love an Aussie Road Trip episode 9: A pit stop to see our furry friends
In Port Macquarie, Adam meets his long-lost marsupial cousin and country legend John Williamson (well, kind of) and the kids take to the sand dunes for a bumpy ride.
Love an Aussie Road Trip episode 10: Beach, surf and cricket
On the last leg of the journey, Adam and crew stop at South West Rocks, the perfect mix of nature and the best of beach cricket.
Australia Day Live 2020 highlights
Sydney Harbour - not just a pretty face!
Language of dance
Australia Day Live at Sydney Opera House highlights
KARI Choir singing the Australian anthem in Dharawal
Meet Bailey, the Assistant Director of Seagulls
Aussie Slang Challenge: Part One
Aussie Slang Challenge: Part Two
Welcome to Country
Australia Day Highlights 2018