31st anniversary of National Wattle Day

The Hon Patrick Gorman MP,
is Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, and Assistant Minister for the Public Service

Media release

“Celebrated on 1 September each year, National Wattle Day honours the Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) as Australia’s national floral emblem.

This year marks the 31st anniversary since the golden wattle was officially proclaimed as Australia’s floral emblem. It builds on a long unofficial tradition of wearing the wattle blossom on 1 September.

“Let us all join in honouring the golden wattle, which has become an important and distinct symbol of Australian culture and holds a special significance for First Nations people.

“I encourage all Australians to celebrate National Wattle Day and Australia’s floral heritage, and invite them to wear a wattle blossom and plant a sprig in commemoration.”