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2021 'Week of the Wattle' around Australia

Lighting up for National Wattle Day

Around Australia, national institutions and city councils are joining in the celebration of this national day. For the first time, for example, Townsville, Brisbane, Townsville, Queanbeyan Canberra, Hobart and Adelaide lit up their landmarks in shades of yellow to wish everyone a Happy Wattle Day…at a safe distance. National institutions such as the Queensland Museum,  National Gallery of Australia, Parliament House and the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra opened up their national collections via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  for us to see what wattle is there.

This year more councils and other organisations across Australia are lighting up in gold and green on the eve (31 Aug.) and the evening of National Wattle Day (Wednesday 1 September 2021).  

For example, Main Roads WA are lighting up their bridges, Matagarup, Mount Street, as well as Joondalup Drive and Sky Ribbon along with Tunnel entry artwork for Australian National Wattle Day on September 1.

Matagarup Bridge Perth

The spectacular Matagarup Bridge in Perth Photo courtesy of Main Roads WA

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New South Wales


Australian Plants Society NSW - Armidale Markets in the mall & Wattle day lunch
Sat. 29 Aug 2021
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Wattle day lunch will be held at the Wicklow Hotel at 1.00pm, after the markets.