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24 Jan 2019 | 10:21 AM UTC

Australia: Nationwide Australia Day celebrations January 26

Australia News Alert

Australia Day events will be held nationwide on January 26, associated demonstrations possible; heightened security measures and disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Canberra). COUNTRY/REGION Australia


Nationwide events to commemorate Australia Day will be held on Saturday, January 26, with main events taking place in the capital of Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney. In Canberra, the annual Flag Raising and Citizenship ceremony will be held at the Palmerston Recreation Centre at 13:00 (local time). Similar events will take place in urban areas nationwide and a full list can be found on the Australia Day website. Demonstrations in support of greater rights and recognition for the indigenous community are also possible throughout the country. Heightened security measures, commercial disruptions, and crowded conditions are expected around all Australia Day celebrations and associated protests.


Individuals in Australia are advised to anticipate large crowds, increased demand for transportation, commercial disruptions, and a heightened security presence.


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