Australia Day 2025

Australia Day 2025Australia Day 2025

The next gazetted public holiday is Australia Day on Sunday 26th January 2025.

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Observed annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet at Port Jackson in New South Wales, and the raising of the British flag at Sydney Cove by Arthur Phillip.

The national public holiday - officially known as Australia Day - will be marked on Monday, January 27.

Historical

1935 - Australia Day, Foundation Day, ANA Day

Invasion Day, National Day of Mourning*

The day and date has long been a difficult symbol for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who see it as a day of sorrow and mourning.

Since 26 January, 1788, Indigenous people have endured oppression and dispossession on a wide scale.


Melbourne


There'll be an official flag-raising ceremony around 9.15am.

*An Invasion Day Rally will start at Parliament House around 10am.

At midday, there'll be a 21-gun salute at the Shrine of Remembrance, and from 1pm there'll be live performances at Federation Square.

What's On




❊ When ❊


Date: Sunday 26th January 2025

Melbourne
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View Event: Australia Day 2025: 21-Gun Salute at the Shrine of Remembrance
Australia Day 2025: 21-Gun Salute at the Shrine of Remembrance
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26 January is a time to Reflect, Respect and Celebrate. On Australia Day Victorians are invited to witness a 21-gun salute by the Royal Australian Artillery at the Lower Foreco.. Show More..

View Event: Australia Day Fireworks 2025 at Docklands
Australia Day Fireworks 2025 at Docklands
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Located along Harbour Esplanade, Australia Day celebrations showcase roaming artists, entertainment and a variety of food trucks. Finishing the night with a spectacular firework.. Show More..

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Sunday 12th January 2025 - Sunday 26th January 2025 Melbourne Park Official Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au The countdown to the Australian Open 2025 is on! For the secon.. Show More..

View Event: Government House Open Day 2025
Government House Open Day 2025
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Government House hosts an Open Day on Australia Day (26 January*) each year. Government House Victoria invites you to visit on the annual open day, presenting a diverse program.. Show More..

View Event: Hanging Rock Cup 2025
Hanging Rock Cup 2025
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Kyneton & Hanging Rock Racing Club Sunday 26th January 2025 Gates open at 11:00 It's Got It All Get stronger together at Hanging Rock for a day that's got it all. Enjo.. Show More..

View Event: January 26 Public Holiday 2025 at Fed Square
January 26 Public Holiday 2025 at Fed Square
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Sunday 26th January 2025 @ Fed Square Head to Fed Square for a day of free programming, food and giveaways.. Details to come.. stay tuned.. Show More..

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Share The Spirit 2025
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Sunday 26th January 2025 @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl Songlines presents Share the Spirit Share the Spirit, presented by Songlines Aboriginal Music, returns for another year as.. Show More..





❊ Web Links ❊

Australia Day 2025

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_Day

www.australiaday.vic.gov.au

❊ Also See.. ❊


Australia Day Fireworks 2025 at Docklands

Invasion Day Rally 2025

January 26 Public Holiday 2025 at Fed Square

Australia Day 2025: 21-Gun Salute at the Shrine of Remembrance

Hanging Rock Cup 2025


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