However, January 26 isn’t just commemorated Down Under... after all, why should Aussies living abroad miss out?

This year, the Associazione Italia Australia, in Italy, will host the 13th edition of its annual Australia Day celebrations.

Held in a different place each year, the 2019 festivities will take place at the spectacular Villa Italia, in Padua, in the northern Italian region of Veneto.

Entitled ‘Spirit of Australia’, the event will allow people to gather and share their passion for Australia, while making new friends.

Guests will have the chance to explore the spirit of our nation through a multimedia experience and encounters with speakers straight out of Australia.

This year’s event is particularly significant as it marks the 65th anniversary of bilateral relations between Italy and Australia.

In honour of this milestone, the first ever Italo-Australian of the Year award will be granted to a worthy recipient.

The evening will also feature drinks and finger food, followed by a sumptuous gala dinner.

For more information or bookings send an email to: , or call +39 34 9217 8303.