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Australia Day Your Way

26 January 2016

Join us for Australia Day Your Way as the National Museum of Australia, Twitter and the National Australia Day Council create a digital snapshot of our national day in 2016.

A caricature of a koala wearing green and gold sunglasses.

No matter where you are or how you are celebrating, you can be part of history by sharing a photo using the official #AustraliaDay hashtag on Twitter.

Use the new emoji

Tweet using the #AustraliaDay hashtag to generate the exclusive Twitter koala emoji.

Enjoy the live curated feed

Watch Australia Day unfold across the country and world, by following the live curated feed on the Australia Day Your Way website.

Don't forget to check the site to see if your Tweet makes it to the feed!

Twitter time capsule

Australia Day Your Way 2015 received more than 130,000 tweets. The curated images were collected and stored in a Twitter time capsule handed over to the National Museum on 19 January 2016.

The National Museum is curating tweets again from 26 and 27 January 2016, with a time capsule from each year to create a permanent collection of images representing our national day in Australia and across the world.

The Australia Day Your Way 2015 Twitter time capsule is on display at the Museum.

Continuing culture: Australia Day festival

With the incredible Encounters exhibition as a backdrop, meet new generations of Indigenous artists and practitioners who are keeping culture alive and strong. Enjoy talks, film, demonstrations, craft, music, dance and a performance by B2M (Bathurst to Melville), a unique seven-piece R’n’B band from the Tiwi Islands

Tuesday 26 January 2016, 10am – 2pm
Free entry. Some activities require a gold coin donation

More on our Australia Day festival

The Australia Day festival is proudly supported by The Canberra Times.

The Canberra Times



Australian of the Year 2016 Awards exhibition

See this new exhibition which pays tribute to the eight extraordinary finalists chosen for the Australian of the Year Awards 2016. The exhibition features personal objects of special significance chosen by the finalists.

Free. On show in the Hall from 16 December 2016

More on our Australian of the Year Awards 2016 exhibition