Definition of Australia Day in English:

Australia Day


  • A national public holiday in Australia, commemorating the founding on 26 January 1788 of the colony of New South Wales.

    • ‘The Commonwealth created an Australia Day Council in 1946 to raise public awareness of the day.’
    • ‘She will announce the Citizenship awards, various sporting awards and deliver an Australia Day Address.’
    • ‘Darwin Naval Base provided 16 people for a tri-service guard that paraded at the Stadium for an Australia Day ceremony.’
    • ‘She had arrived home from America only two weeks earlier just to end up in Canberra to perform in an Australia Day concert.’
    • ‘Young people are certainly not forgotten in the Australia Day celebrations, and one of the great activities is an Australia Day Breakdance Competition.’


Australia Day