We encourage everyone across the state to celebrate Australia Day on 26 January.

Tasmania's Australia Day Program is delivered by the Department of Premier and Cabinet. We work with local government to promote Australia Day and expand Australia Day celebrations throughout the community. 


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The grant program offers local councils seed funding to grow a great idea in its first year.

Citizenship Ceremonies

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Each year on Australia Day, more than 16,000 people choose to become an Australian citizen

Australia Day Awards

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On Australia Day, local councils across Tasmania recognise the exceptional contribution of their community members.

Countdown to Australia Day

Chris and Jack Duffy

Chris and Jack Duffy

Jack was born in Launceston in 2006 with Cerebal Palsy Spastic Quadriplegia. He is currently 12 years old and can honestly boast that he has been a part of more adventures than many of us ever will. In his short life Jack has sea kayaked from Launceston to Hobart (Kayak Jack), hiked the Overland Track (Overland Jack) has completed 4 marathons, and most recently formed part of a celebrity team for the George Town Triathlon. Jack is now the namesake of the not for profit organisation, ‘Just Like Jack’ which allows children and families with disabilities to experience adventures and get the most out of life.

Discover more to find out where Jack and Chris will be this Australia Day.

Dr Christina Henri

Dr Christina Henri

Dr Christina Henri’s passion for the female convict story has connected communities throughout Australia and across the globe. Christina has received significant accolades for her work. In 2013, she was inscribed on the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women, and Roses from the Heart won the prestigious Tasmanian SME Award. Christina then went on to be awarded the 2014 Tasmanian Senior Australian of the Year Award.

Find out where Christina will be this year in his role as an Australia Day Ambassador.

Michael Veitch

Michael Veitch

Michael Veitch began his career writing and performing in television comedy in programs such as the D-Generation and Fast Forward before working as a newspaper columnist and regular broadcaster for ABC radio. In addition to numerous television, film and theatre credits, he has written eight books, primarily on military aviation: Flak, Fly, The Forgotten Islands, Heroes of the Skies, Southern Surveyor for the CSIRO and 44 Days – 75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia and Barney Greatrex. .

Discover more to find out where you can hear from Michael this Australia Day.

Nominations for the 2019 Australian of the Year Awards are now open. You can be one of our greatest Australians by giving our nation's best the recognition they deserve. Select 'Nominate Online' now to have your say on who you feel should be recognised in one of the following categories:



If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 for the cost of a local call. TIS National operates nationally and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for over 160 languages and dialects. If you need assistance writing your nomination check out our selection criteriaFAQs page and tips for nominating.

2019 Tasmanian Australian of the Year Award Winners

Plan your event!

Whether hosting friends and family or a large community gathering, everything you
need to know about planning your Australia Day event.