Australia Day is a day for all Australians to reflect, respect and celebrate what it means to be Australian. Throughout our region, on 26 January, various events are held to celebrate and acknowledge our history. These events are listed on this page in early January.

Australia Day awards are presented on 26 January, usually at one of the events.

2024 award recipients

All 2024 award recipients can be found on our Australia Day award recipients page.

Past Australia Day Award winners

See all Australia Day Award winners from 1982 onwards.

Award nominations

Nominations are open for the Australia Day awards all year. Instructions on the process are available on the Australia Day Awards nominations article.