Australian Unity has celebrated Australia Day, or Foundation Day, as it was originally known, since 26 January 1888.

Since then, Australia Day has become much more than a celebration of our nation’s foundation – it is a celebration of the modern, diverse and inclusive country that we have become.

Australian Unity marks the day by partnering with organisations that provide activities for all Australians to come together in a spirit of community connection and celebration.

In 2016, Australian Unity launched its Reconciliation Action Plan which included the call to support a national conversation about the appropriate date to celebrate Australia Day.

At Australian Unity's annual Great Australia Day Breakfast in 2017 our address was by the Hon Ian Macfarlane. Visit the Great Australia Day Breakfast page to read his speech and past speeches.