The National Australia Day Council (NADC) – with the support of the Federal Government – provide funding each year to community groups and councils to support local participation in Australia Day activities.
These events use the NADC’s ‘Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story’ branding and aim to be inclusive of all Australians.
They also include collaborations with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities on activities that reflect and respect the history of local Indigenous people and celebrate their culture.
Since 2021, the NADC’s Australia Day Community Events grants have helped deliver more than 1000 community events, from Welcomes to Country to citizenship ceremonies, from morning teas to multicultural festivals.
Applications for the 2024 Community Grants program is now closed. This program is providing funding for Councils and State Government bodies to deliver Australia Day events in 2024. It was also open to Not For Profit organisations who received and Community Grant in 2023.
Below are the 2024 Community Grants Guidelines and various assets to help successful applicants in their event planning and delivery.