Reflect. Respect. Celebrate on Australia Day 2021*

In 2020, the National Australia Day Council (NADC) launched a new campaign, The Story of Australia, calling on Australians to reflect, respect and celebrate on Australia Day as we’re all part of the story.

The Story of Australia features real Australians reading a poem dedicated to the story of our nation.

It celebrates the extraordinary achievement that began more than 60,000 years ago and has untold chapters
still to write. 

The Story of Australia encourages Australians to reflect, respect and celebrate – whoever they are, wherever they come from – on Australia Day and throughout the year.

In the past year, Australia has faced immense challenges – drought, bushfire, floods and the coronavirus pandemic. Australia Day 2021 is a day to reflect, respect and celebrate the resilience of our nation and our people.

It is a day to encourage communities to come together and reflect, respect and celebrate the individual and collective efforts of Australians who put the wellbeing of others before themselves, supported their communities in a time of need and rose to the challenges of an extraordinary year. 

Australia Day is a time for our nation to come together and reflect on how far we have come and connect with the people around us – family, friends and those we haven’t met yet. 

Local government plays a vital role in delivering Australia Day events and activities around the nation and the NADC has supported them with $8 million in grants to help councils deliver COVIDsafe events and produce branding using free artwork.

There is no better time to reflect on The Story of Australia than on Australia Day.

*Copy supplied by Australia Day Council