Celebrate Australia Day in the Capital


Start your day with the Great Aussie Day Breakfast at 7.30am. Then head over to celebrate in Commonwealth Park from 9am where there will plenty on offer for the whole family including a variety of entertainment and amusements.

Preschoolers can hop on board the "Dinosaur Train" at Stage 88 with three shows from 9:30am to learn about natural science, natural history and paleontology.

At 10am wander down to Rond Terrace to watch the National Flag Raising, before welcoming Canberra’s newest citizens at the Australian Citizenship Ceremony at 10:30am.

Be sure to return to Stage 88 at midday where local band Los Docos will open with the national anthem for the Salute to Nation with the national anthem. Kick back and enjoy the festival atmosphere food and drink throughout the day.

There's no better way to end the celebration of our nation with your family and friends than by enjoying the Australia Day Fireworks Spectacular on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

Check out our interactive map below for a full list of activities or visit act.australiaday.org.au

Share your #AustraliaDay on social media

For the first time ever, you can Tweet using the #AustraliaDay to generate a new emoji created especially for Australia Day 2016.

Each time the hashtag ‘#AustraliaDay’ is used on Twitter, the image of a Koala wearing green and gold ‘shades’ will automatically be added to the Tweet.

This year the National Australia Day Council, the National Museum of Australia and Twitter Australia will again gather together Twitter messages and photos for a live digital exhibition hosted by the National Museum on 26 January 2016. The exhibition can also be viewed online at www.your.australiaday.org.au