Australia Day - ANZMEX Family Barbecue

Come and celebrate with us Australia Day!

Adrienne Bonwick, president of ANZMEX and Chris Sladen, our Energy Sector leader will be hosting at their home a barbecue for our members and families to celebrate Australia Day.

it will be a relaxed and casual event and members are asked to BYO (bring your own) meat and alcohol and make a donation of $150 to cover catering costs.

Treasury Wines have kindly extended their special discount for ANZMEX members which you can find below.

If you wish to attend please send an email to Lucia Lopez.


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.

ANZMEX, together with the Australian Embassy is currently organising a joint event to conmemorate this day. Information will be published shortly.

To know more about the celebrations of Australia  Day both in Australia and around the world please click here.