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About Wattle Day

1 September has officially been National Wattle Day since 1992

Since 1992 National Wattle Day has been 1 September in all of Australia's States and Territories.

Before then, Australians in different States have celebrated wattle day on different days between July and September.


Golden wattle - Closeup
Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) - Australia's national floral emblem



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Golden wattle, South Australia




Wattles have long had special meanings for Australians and in 1988 the Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)  was officially gazetted as Australia's national floral emblem.

In 1992, the first day of September each year was officially declared
'National Wattle Day' throughout Australia by the Commonwealth of Australia.

2010 was the centenary of the celebration of wattle day on 1 September 1910 in NSW, Victoria and South Australia.

 For more history of this uniquely Australian day click here


Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)