Australia Day

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On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. It's the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation.

Although 26 January marks this specific event, today Australia Day celebrations reflect contemporary Australia: our diverse society and landscape, our remarkable achievements and our bright future. It also is an opportunity to reflect on our nation's history and to consider how we can make Australia an even better place in future.

Each year on Australia Day, Fairfield City Council residents and their families gather to celebrate locally.

Event details

Tuesday 26 January 2021

  •  Prairiewood Leisure Centre. 10pm-4pm Tuesday, 26 January 2021. Prairie Vale Road Prairiewood. Cost: free pool entry for Fairfield City residents. Children under 16 years require supervision.  Note: limited numbers due to COVID-19 restrictions. 
  • Fairfield Leisure Centre, 10am-4pm Tuesday, 26 January 2021. Fairfield Park Precinct, Vine Street Fairfield. Cost: free pool entry for Fairfield City residents. Children under 16 years require supervision. Note: limited number due to COVID-19 restrictions. 


Citizenship Ceremony

For many newly arrived residents it is a very special day. A Citizenship Ceremony takes place, with the singing of the Australian National Anthem, Advance Australia Fair. The City’s Citizen of the Year and other Award recipients are also announced on the day. An Australia Day Ambassador is also nominated for the City. At the ceremony, the Ambassador gives an address about what being an Australian means to them.

Each year we also have an annual Australia Day Community Awards ceremony. You can see past award winners here.

For more information on Australia Day, please visit the Australia Day website.


  • Tuesday, 26 January 2021 | 12:00 AM