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Australia Day is a day for all Australians, no matter where our personal stories began. It’s a day to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate contemporary Australia and to acknowledge our history.

Australia Day today is a community day. With formal ceremonies around the country - flag raisings, citizenship ceremonies and the presentation of community awards - combined with local events and fun activities, the day belongs to the people.  It's a day that is supported by our communities, strengthened by our diversity, and driven by our desire to make Australia a better place, now and in the future.  

On Australia Day, which is observed as a public holiday in all states and territories, we celebrate what's great about being Australian. It's the day to reflect on what we have achieved, what we can be proud of and to acknowledge the contribution that every Australian makes to our diverse nation.

2021 Australia Day Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony

At the Auditorium, Darwin Convention Centre from 10 am

Free event and the general public is welcome to attend.

Order of Proceedings

  • Welcome to Country
  • Lord Mayor to give Welcome Address
  • Australian Defence Force to raise the Australian flag
  • Band of the 1st Brigade
  • Citizenship Ceremony
  • Australia Day Awards Presentations
2020 Australia Day Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony

Australian of the Year Awards

We all know that there are so many amazing Territorians around and some that truly deserve recognition for the work that they do.

Do you know anyone? If so please follow the link and nominate them for an Australian of the Year Award.

Alternatively you can pass their name on to us and we can do the rest.

There are four categories:

  • NT Australian of the Year
  • NT Senior Australian of the Year
  • NT Young Australian of the Year
  • NT Local Hero


For more information on other Australia Day Awards and events, please contact the Australia Day Council:

08 8989 5290

Visit the Australia Day Council website

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