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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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How we can fix the Australia Day mess

President of the Wattle Day Association, Terry Fewtrell, suggests that National Wattle Day has a unique role to play to diffuse some of the anger and disharmony that occurs now with celebrations on 26 January. Click here to read more...

Terry Fewtrell, President of the Wattle Day Association, in front of Parliament House, Canberra

Photo: S.D. Searle


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