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This page has a range of resources designed to help you in promoting and running your local Australia Day event.

2019 Australia Day Ambassador Program

The Australia Day Ambassador Program is the cornerstone of local Australia Day celebrations.

Every year the program sends over 300 high-achieving and proud Australians to towns and cities across the nation to inspire and unite communities, and drive participation in Australia
Day events.

Councils who host Ambassadors receive complimentary Australia Day merchandise, including flags, lapel pins and certificates, and an invitation to attend the Ambassador Reception event to meet their allocated Ambassador.

Registrations for our 2019 Australia Day Ambassador program have now closed.

This year, we received over 100 invitations from local councils and shires across Victoria to have an Ambassador visit their towns on Australia Day.

Australia Day Merchandise

Only councils who host an Ambassador via the Australia Day Victoria program receive complimentary merchandise.

Additional merchandise, including a range of certificates, are available to purchase online through Aussie Merchandise, a not- for-profit organisation. Visit

National Australia Day Council (NADC) Logo

For any usage of the NADC logo, please contact NADC directly via

Media, Web Banners and Social Media Tiles

There’s plenty of information to help you plan and implement your events on the new website, including

and more. Visit today to see all the new resources available to support your local Australia Day celebrations in 2019.


Australian National Anthem

Verse 1
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.
Verse 2
Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.


Australian Citizenship Affirmation

Include the Affirmation in your events this Australia Day.

Citizenship ceremonies are an integral part of Australia Day, with tens of thousands of people becoming Australian citizens on 26 January each year.

The Australian Citizenship Affirmation can be included as part of every citizenship ceremony and gives the whole community the opportunity to affirm their loyalty to Australia and its people. It’s a wonderful way to bring the whole community together to celebrate our values on Australia Day.

For more information and to order the Australian Citizenship Affirmation cards, visit



Whilst most councils and Australia Day event organisers determine their own protocol associated with ceremonies, guidance on protocols can be found relating to:

Australian Flag Protocols

Forms of Address

Victorian Table of Precedence

Commonwealth Table of Precedence


Indigenous Information

For useful information see The Little Red Yellow Black Book.

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