Australian Embassy

Australia Day

Australia Day eNewsletter – Wednesday 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;

WugulOra Morning Ceremony (Tuesday evening 20:30 GMT due to the time difference)

Indigenous Australians are the foundation of our nation’s story and continue to maintain the world's oldest living culture. As the sun rises on 26 January, connect with the world’s oldest living culture for the WugulOra Morning Ceremony. Event streamed from 7:30 to 8:30am AEDT on the official Australia Day Facebook page. Further information available below

 WugulOra Morning Ceremony (

Australia Day Address – (Wednesday at 01:30am GMT due to time difference)  

First delivered in 1997, the Australia Day Address is a celebration of thought, diversity of opinion and freedom of speech. The address will be available as an online event that can be streamed via the Australia Day Facebook page on the day from 12:30 to 1:30pm AEDT. Further information below

Australia Day Address - Australia Day in NSW

Leading from the Skies: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce in conversation with Provost Linda Doyle

At 1pm on Wednesday 26 January, Dr. Linda Doyle will speak to Alan about his personal journey – from his years at Trinity to his professional successes at Qantas – and will cover a range of topics including the future of aviation in a post-pandemic world and how the industry can respond to the great challenges of our time. Link below for more information and to register

Webinar Registration - Zoom

Australia Day Music show special on the Rock Dublin

  • Aussie Music from 12pm – 7pm
  • Australian Ambassador, Gray Gray live show at 5pm
  • Aussie giveaways
  • Aussie live performances and guests

Australia Day online Australian wine tasting

Australia Day online Quiz

Australian coffee across Ireland

  • Working with some Aussie coffee specialists across Ireland, enjoy some great coffee promotions and deals to get that Australia Day caffeine fix
  • Check out Badger and Dodo (Cork City) Thru the green (Dublin City) Foam Café (Bundoran, Donegal) and Brew Café (Moy, Armagh)
  • Pick up a discounted coffee, ANZAC biscuit or Aussie sausage roll supported by the Australian Embassy



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