About

Australia Day Council WA (ADCWA) is an independent, non-profit, membership based association, founded in 1977.  

We are part of the ‘national family’ of eight State and Territory Australia Day Councils and our peak body is the National Australia Day Council.

Our role at ADCWA is to promote what it means to be Australian and encourage all Australians living in Western Australia to embrace active citizenship and Australian values, to feel pride and a sense of belonging, and most importantly, a desire to contribute to a better Australia.

We believe that Australian citizenship is a shared identity; a common bond which unites all Australians while respecting their diversity. We encourage a sense of national unity and belonging by promoting and engendering alignment with core Australian values which include:

Respect – of self, of others, of law and the environment we all live in

Tolerance – acceptance of difference and freedoms each individual is enitled to

Mateship – the spirit of egalitarianism, our openess and informality 

Fair go – both with the tenacity of how we apply ourselves and the belief of providing opportunity for all 

We seek to bring all Australian’s living in WA along our journey towards a united and socially cohesive country, not just on Australia Day, but every day of the year.   

We do this by acknowledging our past through cultural awareness and reconciliation; rejoicing in the present with our awards, recognition programs and celebration of achievement; and looking confidently to our future by embracing diversity and promoting inclusiveness and participation by all Australians to make our country better.

ADCWA runs several year-round programs and initiatives including: 

  • The Australian of the Year Awards (WA)
  • Aussie of the Month recognition program in schools 
  • Community Citizen of the Year Awards for Local Government
  • Great Australian Leadership events
  • Alumni Awareness, Forums and Events
  • Social Inclusion Programs and Initiatives
  • Australia Day Ambassador’s Program
  • Civics and Citizenship Workshops and Leadership Forums
  • Being Australian promotions, campaigns and social media activation.

We could not do what we do without the funding and support from our stakeholders and sponsors. These include the Australian Government (via the National Australia Day Council), the State Government, our membership base (including all Local Councils, Corporates and Individual Members), sponsorships, grants, merchandise sales and partnerships with like-minded organisations.

 

Read our 2016-2017 Annual Report

 

To find out how you can get involved, contact:

The Chief Executive Officer
Australia Day WA
The Lodge, Government House
25 St Georges Terrace
Perth, WA 6000

 

Postal:
PO Box 2320
East Perth WA 6892

Ph: (08) 9325 9988
Email: info@ausdaywa.com.au

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