The Australia Day Council is a not-for-profit, government-owned company that helps to facilitate the celebration of Australia Day and being Australian, and recognise inspirational Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards. Their core mission is to actively promote Australia Day to all Australians to inspire national pride and increase participation and engagement across all sectors of the community.
They work to acknowledge the contribution every Australian makes to our nation, from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have been here for 65,000 years, to those who have lived here for generations, to those who have come from all corners of the globe to call Australia home.
On the Sunday closest to Australia Day, the Australia Day Council holds a service to acknowledge and honour the contribution of all those who have served our country.
Reviewed 28 March 2023