Traditionally, distinguished Australians are invited to present their unique reflections on our national identity and share their vision for the future of all Australians.
Each Australia Day Address has been as individual as the person delivering it, presenting inspiring and thought-provoking messages from some of our nation’s leading visionaries.
Previous Australia Day Address speakers include human rights lawyer Deng Adut; Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO; media icon Ita Buttrose AO OBE; novelist Thomas Keneally AO; quantum physicist Professor Michelle Simmons AO; internationally renowned mathematics teacher Eddie Woo; and founder of the #buyfromthebush initiative Grace Brennan.
Australia Day Address 2009 by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO
Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO delivered the Australia Day address at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Tuesday 20 January 2009.
Australia Day Address 2008 by The Hon. James Jacob Spigelman AC
The Honourable James Jacob Spigelman AC delivered the Australia Day Address at the Conservatorium of Music on Sydney 22 January 2008.