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National Australia Day Council


The council was established in 1979 as the National Australia Day Committee, with a vision to make future Australia Day celebrations 'truly national and Australia-wide'.

In 1984 the committee became the National Australia Day Council. 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.

Reconciliation Action Plan

While acknowledging there is much still to do, the National Australia Day Council is proud of developing a Reconciliation Action Plan with Reconciliation Australia.

Learn more

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.