National Australia Day Council


Established in 1979 as the National Australia Day Committee, the vision was to make future Australia Day celebrations 'truly national and Australia-wide'.

In 1984 the Committee became the National Australia Day Council, and two major dates since then - Australia's Bicentenary in 1988, and the Centenary of Federation in 2001 - shaped today's focus on encouraging Australians to participate in, and reflect on the meaning of, Australia Day.


While acknowledging there is much still to do, the National Australia Day Council is proud of developing a Reconciliation Action Plan with Reconciliation Australia, and take pride in making a contribution to the process. 


The National Australia Day Council is generously supported by the federal government through the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

To learn more about the National Australia Day Council, visit the National Australia Day Network website.

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