Undoubtedly the largest national day of celebration in Australia, Australia Day is heralded as a day of celebrating national pride. Citizenship ceremonies, live bands, indigenous ceremonies, enormous barbeques and children's entertainment are all major hallmarks of the day’s celebrations.
For something special, Cockle Bay’s extensive fireworks display is a highlight of Sydney’s celebrations. In Melbourne the day is celebrated with street acrobatic performances and a unity breakfast at Parliament House. Queensland's festivities include flag raising ceremonies and a huge party in the Southbank Parklands with performers and community groups showcasing their talents.