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Golden Wattle (A. pycnantha) SD SearleCelebrate National Wattle Day on 1 September 

Since 1992 National Wattle Day has been 1 September in all of Australia's States and Territories. Before then, Australians in different States celebrated wattle day on different days between August and September.

Wattles have long had special meanings for Australians and in 1988 the Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) was officially gazetted as Australia's national floral emblem.

Want to know more about why we celebrate National Wattle Day?


How can you celebrate National Wattle Day in 2018?

  • WEAR a sprig of wattle or Australia's colours of green and gold
  • GREET each other with 'Happy Wattle Day'
  • Go for a walk to enjoy wattles in flower around your suburb or nearby bush
  • ORGANISE a picnic, lunch, morning/afternoon tea, BBQ or dinner for your family & friends

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Farewell Jack Fahy

Jack Fahy died on 31 March 2018. His enthusiasm, joy and love of the wattle as a symbol of Australia inspired many of us.
Jack and his wide Florence founded the Wattle Day Association 20 years ago in 1998.
For more about Jack please click here

For schools

Jack Fahy with his grandchildren


Wattle and wattle days

Share your memories and opinions about wattle and wattle days
through the Wattle Day Association's survey

Please take this short (10 minute), easy-to-fill-out, anonymous survey. Just click here

A summary of Australians' memories, experiences and opinions of wattle days and wattle will be made available in May 2018 for you to enjoy on the Wattle Day Association webpage.

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2015 Citizenship ceremony

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Edwin Ride

Edwin Ride wears wattle with style

Information about the Wattle Day Association and wattle day activities around Australia