Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War.
An article about why Australians and New Zealanders commemorate ANZAC Day on 25 April each year, the anniversary of the day on which the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (the ANZACs) landed at Gallipoli in 1915 during the First World War. The article looks at the origin of ANZAC Day services, the spirit of ANZAC and the ANZAC legend. Links to relevant online resources are provided.
Australia Day, January 26, is the biggest day of celebration in the country and is observed as a public holiday in all states and territories. This site includes links to what's on; information about our national symbols; activities for kids and teaching resources. The National Australia Day Council is the coordinating body for the Australian of the Year Awards and Australia Day celebrations across the nation.
The 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) led by Douglas Mawson was the first Australian-led Antarctic expedition. From 2011, Australia celebrates the centenary of this expedition, and 100 years of Australian Antarctic expeditions. Website contains links to events and information about the centenary.
An article about festivals held in Australia. Links to relevant online resources are provided.
Melbourne Cup Day is Australia's most famous Tuesday. It's a day when the nation stops whatever it's doing to listen to the race call. At 3.10pm AEST, on the first Tuesday in November, Australians everywhere stop for the Melbourne Cup.
Remembrance Day - general information as well as an outline for ceremonies and education resources and activities.
This Australian War Memorial page links to information about ANZAC Day - what we commemorate and how.