Australian Embassy

Australia Day



Australia Day 2024 – Friday 26 January


Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on the 26th of January, the date was originally chosen to mark the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships in Sydney.

Australians now recognise that our nation’s story began over 60,000 years ago with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Annual celebrations now reflect our diverse society and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new members of the Australian community.

It is a day to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate contemporary Australia and to acknowledge our history. It is an opportunity to 'Reflect. Respect. Celebrate' with all Australians.

To celebrate, the Australian Embassy in Ireland would like to invite you to join us at the below events;

Here’s what to look out for ⬇️


‘Australian Music Show Australia Day Eve Special’  on the Rock Dublin hosted by Australia's Deputy Head of Mission, James Hazell and the Rock Dublin's Lloyd Barber – Thursday 25 January


  • Live at the Rock Dublin on the 4th floor of the Rock Museum, Temple Bar, Dublin from 13:00 -14:30
  • James Hazell’s triple J hot 100 top picks.
  • Live in studio performance from Aussie artist  Declan Kennedy.
  • Giveaways from Aussie Foods, Harvey Norman and an Australian Embassy Aussie goodie Hamper.


Irish Australia Chamber of Commerce (IACC) Australia Day Eve Cocktail Party – Thursday 25 January

  • More details shown here 


Australia Day Australian Coffee across Ireland  – Friday 26 January

  • Five Australian coffee shops are confirmed this year spread out across Ireland 
  1. Badger and Dodo, Cork – Aus Day coffee specials and discounts
  2. Walkabout Café, Cavan - Aus Day coffee specials and discounts
  3. Thru the Green, Dublin – 30-50 free coffees from 10am
  4. Bravo Tango, Armagh - €1 flat whites for the day
  5. Foam Café, Donegal – Aus Day coffee specials icluding Sausage rolls, anzac buiscuits 


Ireland Australia Association (IAA) Aussie Icon Shindig – Saturday 27 January

  • All details shown here
  • Taking place at Foley’s Bar, 1 Merrion Row, D02 HY07 @ 6PM
  • Special Guest Isabella Kearney, Irish/ Australian Singer/ songwriter and potentially Irelands next Eurovision Song contest entrant.






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