Australia Day is a special day for all Australians. It is a national public holiday right around the nation on 26th January and celebrations are organised in cities around the country like Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra. Australia Day has become the country's biggest annual day of national celebrations and this holiday can sometimes fall to make a long weekend. A weekend of celebration. So that also means lots of celebration ideas for Australia Day Eve. If you need some ideas of events or places to go for this Australia Day celebrations, then hopefully we can help!
Australia Day 2025 Celebration Ideas
Great things to do for this Australia Day on 26th January at venues and events. Or if you are staying in checkout our other idea options.
Australia Day in Melbourne
Australia Day in the Sporting Capital
With the Aus Open Tennis entering it's final stages Melbourne is a buzz over the Australia Day Holiday. Catch the tennis action at Arbory Afloat, party to the Hottest 100 at The Wharf or enjoy LIVE music on Australia Day Eve at Melbourne Public.
Australia Day in Sydney
Australia Day in the Harbour City
There are heaps of things to do on Australia Day in Sydney, cruise the harbour with Sydney Harbour Escapes, enjoy a fine meal at The All Hands Brewing House plus many more exciting events and offers across the Harbour City.
Australia Day in Perth
Australia Day in the West
So much fun to be had over the Australia Day weekend out in the West. You can get out of Perth and see what Rottnest Island has to offer, enjoy competitions and prizes at The Aviary or head out to The Vines Resort for an Australia Day Pool Party.
Why is the Day named Australia Day?
Australia Day is a platform for the symbol of celebrating a united Australian identity. It is celebrated on this day in each state and territory throughout Australia. Hence it is not Victoria Day or Queensland Day. The Australian flag is prominent in most celebrations on this day or culturally people can use there own Australian symbols ... eg. The Thong or Vegemite or something else they might consider that captures the essence of being Australian. BBQs with friends on this day are very popular.