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Resources for local councils - Australia Day Victoria

A range of resources are available to councils to assist with the planning and delivery of your Australia Day events.

Welcome to Country and Acknowledgment of Traditional Owners

Beginning your Australia Day event with a Welcome to Country or Acknowledgment of Traditional OwnersExternal Link provides your local community with the chance to reflect on our nation’s past, in addition to affording the appropriate respect to Traditional Owners of Country.

Victoria has a strong and proud Aboriginal history, and complex ownership and land stewardship systems stretching back many thousands of years.

Use the interactive Welcome to Country and Acknowledgements MapExternal Link to find out who the formally recognised Traditional Owners are for your area.

Australia Day artwork

To support the national campaign, ‘The Story of Australia: Reflect. Respect. Celebrate – we’re all part of the story’, the National Australia Day Council (NADC) have made available free print ready artwork to download for all the Australia Day brandingExternal Link , including the Australia Day logo.

Australia Day event templates

The NADC has created a collection of customisable promotional templatesExternal Link to use for your Australia Day events.

Aussie Merchandise program

A wide range of Australian themed products and clothing are available to purchase online through Aussie MerchandiseExternal Link .

Australian National Anthem

Free downloads of the National Anthem are available on the Department of Prime Minister and CabinetExternal Link website, including information on how to order a free copy of the National Anthem on CD.

Australian National Flag Protocol

The Australian National Flag takes precedence in Australia over all other flags and should be flown in the position of honour when in company with other flags.

Detailed information about flying and using Australian flags at your Australia Day events is available on the Department of Prime Minister and CabinetExternal Link website.

Citizenship Ceremonies

The Australian Citizenship Ceremonies CodeExternal Link provides guidance to help plan and conduct your citizenship ceremonies. It outlines your legal requirements and provides information on your responsibilities for before, during and after the ceremony.

Citizenship products

There are a number of citizenship promotional products available to either download or order online for your personal use or as a ceremony organiser. Products include:

  • posters
  • stickers
  • bookmarks
  • balloons
  • plus more.

If you'd like to order citizenship products, complete the Australian citizenship product order formExternal Link on the Department of Home Affairs pageExternal Link .

Reviewed 12 January 2023

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