Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia

Australia Day 2021

2021 Video message from H.E. Ambassador Richard Sadleir

On Australia Day we celebrate our nation, honour its achievements, reflect on our triumphs and tragedies and celebrate the people who are all part of the story of Australia.

This year, connecting with others is particularly challenging given the COVID-19 pandemic.  But we look forward to the time when we can connect with each other as we used to.  Until then, we hope that our special Australia Day feature on this website will allow you to celebrate with us virtually, and we invite you to share these resources with your family and friends.

We know that the date of Australia Day has long been difficult for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.  We aspire to an Australia Day that can increasingly include recognition and celebration of the importance and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to our nation.

I wish all Australians in the region, and all friends of Australia, a happy Australia Day.

Watch the Ambassador's video message (YouTube).


National anthem: Australian musicians in Vienna

Watch a performance of Advance Australia Fair from Australian musicians in Vienna (YouTube).

Performed by Chris Bainbridge, Antonio Chorbadzhiyski, Karl Huml, Jon Lovell, Alexander Nicholls, Kate Rafferty, Aaron Reichelt, Sonja Schebeck.

Arrangement by Kate Rafferty. Original piece by Peter Dodds McCormick.

What does Australia mean to you?

In the lead up to Australia Day we invited our community in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to share their favourite photos and memories of Australia. Thank you to all those who participated and shared their stories with us!

We drew the random winner of our promotion on 27 January: Congratulations to Heidemarie Rossiter! A box of Aussie treats is on its way.

Remember to follow us on Twitter to stay updated on all the latest news from the Embassy.


Kristina Jilly/Twitter: KristinaJilly

Gabrielle Van Stanke/IG: mylifevienna

Verena Sebinger


Elisabeth Kelvin

Ben Britten/IG: benbritten28

Evan Casella

Paul Turnbull Claudia Cobos/IG: pariscoty

Stefanie Krainer

Jasmina Popin Joanne Höcher/IG: jo_hcr

Claudia Cobos/IG: pariscoty

Evan Casella Kirstie Hansen Gabriele Weichart
Brett Bayly Pia McBean Heidemarie Rossiter
Lisa Rooke    


Australia Day activities for kids


DFAT has collaborated with leading Australian gamification experts PentaQuest and Chaos Theory Games to create KangaZoo, a mobile simulation game that promotes the beauty and diversity of Australian wildlife. You play as an Australian park ranger in training, your job is to explore the great outdoors to rescue injured native animals and discover local flora.




Rescue, rehabilitate and release animals to become a better ranger and gain access to national parks across Australia, unlocking a whole new world of native flora and fauna!

Available now from the Apple iTunes store and Google Play


KangaZoo mobile game

It’s colouring in time! (Australia Day Council of NSW)

Have a gander! Aussie Slang dictionary and quiz (Australia Day Council of NSW)

Say G’day to Aussie AR Animals (Google Augmented Reality)


More ideas for Australia Day in lockdown


Video: The Story of Australia


The Story of Australia from National Australia Day Council on Vimeo.


Australian of the Year

Celebrating the inspiring stories of some of this year's Australian of the Year nominees. Click on each nominee to learn more.

You can also watch a video celebrating the 60th anniversary of the awards from 2020.


Western Australia



South Australia


Northern Territory


New South Wales

Australian Capital Territory



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