Australia Day is a national public holiday that is celebrated on January 26 each year.
It is a day where we recognise the Australians who make up our dynamic and multicultural nation.
We celebrate our First Nations people who have called this land home for over 65 000 years.
We celebrate those who have been here for many generations.
And we celebrate those who have come across the seas to call Australia home.
On Australia Day, we acknowledge that we have a past and present of hurt and mourning. It’s a day where many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders remember the invasion of their land.
So, as our nation celebrates and mourns, we recognise that our country is made up of a diverse story that are similarly filled with both highs and lows.
We are an ever-changing nation – one that must reckon with the past, and pursue a future of justice, belonging and respect.
And so, this Australia Day, let us celebrate the land we call home.
We’re all part of the story.