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Australia Day in the Capital 2022 

This Australia Day Canberrans are encouraged to come together to Reflect, Respect and Celebrate the Australian experience, from its origins millennia ago to today. Celebrations commence with projections onto the National Carillon from 23 January featuring Australian of the Year recipients. This will be followed by an intimate and meaningful First Nations event on the evening of 25 January at Nerang Pool, Commonwealth Park, continuing into 26 January with vibrant displays of diversity across the multiple stages and food tents located in Commonwealth Park. As the sun goes down the National Museum of Australia will conclude the activities around Australia Day in the Capital with a relaxed, family-friendly concert.


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