We invite you to start the new year by joining us this Saturday January 28, at our Australia Day - ANZMEX Barbecue, which will take place at the Official Residence of Australia.
It will be a relaxed and casual event for our members and their friends and families. We will provide sausages and lamb for the barbecue, salad, dessert buffet, water and soft drinks and you are welcome to BYO (bring your own) drinks and anything you would like to share.
Please confirm your attendance with Héctor Martínez.
Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, which marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. In contemporary Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community
The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday on 26 January is a recent one. Not until 1935 did all the Australian states and territories use that name to mark that date. Not until 1994 did they begin to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday on that date.
To know more about the celebrations of Australia Day both in Australia and around the world please click here.
In recent years, the advertisements produced by the Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) have become a regular part of the build up to the event. To see video click here
*Note: For security reasons all confirmations and payments should be done by Thursday 26th January.