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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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Nominations are now OPEN for the Golden Wattle Award 2018

In 250 words (max.) write why your nominee is an Australian(s) who deserves honourable recognition for their work or actions that express the best of the Australian spirit.

Previous recipients of this award have included Samuel Johnson and his sister, Connie (2017), Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne and her champion strapper brother, Steve (2016), surfers Julian Wilson & Mick Fanning (2015), VC winner Ben Roberts-Smith (2014), Mel Irons a Tasmanian student and community activist (2013), Nobel Prize winner Professor Brian Schmidt (2012) and Tour De France Winner Cadell Evans (2011).

Please send your nominations with up to 250 words as to why this person's contributions deserve to be recognised to the President of the Wattle Day Association:

The winner will be announced on Saturday 1 September 2018.

Please note that the The Wattle Day Association Committee's decision is final.

Wattle and wattle days - Share your memories and opinions

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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