Australia Day

Australia Day

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip.

Date: 26 January every year
Significance: Date of landing of First Fleet in Port Jackson in 1788
Observed by: Australian citizens, residents and expatriates

Public Holidays in SYDNEY
New Year’s Day
Australia Day
Good Friday
Easter Saturday (the Saturday following Good Friday)
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday
Anzac Day
Queen’s Birthday
Bank Holiday *
Labour Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day