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. 


Nominations for the 2021 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.

2020 Tasmanian Australian of the Year Award Winners


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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

Plan your event!

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

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