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Australia Day - 26 January

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia celebrated on 26 January each year. On this day we celebrate all the things we love about Australia: the land, sense of a fair go, lifestyle, democracy, the freedoms we enjoy and in particular, our people.

Australia Day is about acknowledging and celebrating the contribution that every Australian makes to our nation. From our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to those who have lived in the Territory for generations, to those who come from all over the world to call the Territory home.

Many shops and services close on public holidays but there’s still plenty of things to do! Including the Hot 100 Australia Day Ute Run, this wonderful Territory tradition sees an awesome display of utes, flags, dogs and fun-loving characters wind their way from Hidden Valley Raceway to the Noonamah Tavern and Rodeo. Or you can head down to the Darwin Waterfront for their annual OZRUN, a 3km or 5km walk / run where participants get together dress up have fun and embrace the spirit of Australia!

Head to the Australia Day Ute Run website for more information about the ute run, and for more information on Australia Day and OZRUN head to the Northern Territory Australia Day website.