THE TOP 25 AUSTRALIA DAY HASHTAGS ON INSTAGRAM IN 2024

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THE TOP 25 AUSTRALIA DAY HASHTAGS ON INSTAGRAM IN 2024

Use some of the below hashtags to get more views on your Australia Day social media content.

Whether you celebrate, debate or reflect on the meaning and purpose of Australia Day, you can use some of the below hashtags to increase the chances for your photos, images and videos to go viral on Instagram.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Before you check out the most popular “Australia Day” hashtags for Instagram, let me make use of my rights to voice my personal opinion about Australia Day.

The Australia Day debate on whether to name it differently or change the date may just be a distraction to keep the general public away from what the actual progress should be.

Although it is true that Australia is not the only invaded country in the world, it is also true that — along with Fiji and BotswanaAustralia is the only Commonwealth nation in the world yet to sign a treaty with its First Nations peoples.

One of the massive opportunities and rights we have – as Australians – is to sign a sovereignty treaty

A treaty that offers self-determination and sovereignty to different ethnicities found in Australia must be signed.

Forget the Government’s “Voice to Parliament” proposal and the referendum.

Australian indigenous people already have a voice.

Aboriginal Australians don’t want to continue being asked to assimilate a constitution written by white people.

What indigenous Australians want and deserve is a sovereignty treaty.

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Vice – Australia Day – Instagram post

THE TOP 25 AUSTRALIA DAY HASHTAGS ON INSTAGRAM 2024 LIST

The 26th of January 1788 was the date Captain Arthur Phillip raised the Union Jack (British flag symbol) at Warrane, claiming British sovereignty. Some still believe it marks the arrival of James Cook in 1770, which in reality happened in April.

January 26 is symbolic of the shameful and systemic oppression, racism and exclusion that First Nations people in Australia still face. The colonial project all Australians have been benefiting from is built on blood and “Australia” does not deserve a national holiday in any capacity.

So if your brand is making a celebration of “Australia Day” on January 26, some of your customers may feel it is insulting as it marks the beginning of the widespread oppression, dispossession and genocide of First Nations people.

26th of Jan is a day of mourning.

It always will be.

25. #abolishaustraliaday

4+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #abolishaustraliaday hashtag.

Related: #removeaustraliaday – #deleteaustraliaday – #discontinueaustraliaday – #whiteaustraliahasblackhistory

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Abolish the date Dylan Mooney illustration – tearing Australian flag – Instagram post

24. #indigenousaustralians

5+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular  #indigenousaustralians hashtag.

23. #traditionalowners

6+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #traditionalowners hashtag.

Related: #traditionalcustodians

22. #ausdaygiveaway

6+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #ausdaygiveaway hashtag.

Related: #australiadaysale – #australiadaygiveaway – #ausdaysale – #aussiedaysale – #australiadaychallenge – #australiadayreaction – #ausdaypromo – #australiadaypromotion – #ausdaypromotion – #australiadayoffer – #australiadaydeal

Australian Museum Australia Day Instagram post

Australian Museum Australia Day Instagram post

21. #australiaday2024

The popular #australiaday2024 is expected to be tagged on 7+ thousand posts on Instagram. 

20. #aboriginalday

7+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #aboriginalday hashtag.

A writer’s note:

While I was writing this article I was thinking of examples of honouring and showcasing local cultural pride before colonisation.

The obvious one is the popular “National Independence Day” celebrations running around the world. But it also made me think of a few museums that showcase local culture before colonisation.

A few years ago, while I was doing a “round the world” trip, I landed in Mexico City.

I was excited, I was finally going to visit the pyramids of Teotihuacan and the National Museum of Anthropology.

And when I got inside this massive museum, it did not disappoint.

I was in awe of their collection of indigenous art, stories, traditions and culture.

Colombia – for example – has an amazing Gold Museum in Bogotá showcasing some of the most exceptional art pieces made with gold by local people before the Spanish “conquistadores” came to steal all the gold.

The Kluge-RuheArt Museum – the only museum outside Australia dedicated solely to Indigenous Australian art – in the U.S.A. is more proud of showcasing Australian Indigenous Art than some museums in Australia. For example, The Art  Gallery of NSW (in Sydney), keeps their Indigenous collection in the basement, kinda not wanted to show it.

You could argue that Aussies now have the Berndt Museum of Anthropology, housed at the University of Western Australia as the only museum dedicated to Australian Indigenous art in Australia.

I found it quite disappointing that on the 26th of January 2022, the National Museum of Australia did not mention anything about the invasion and genocide by British troops in Australia. 

I feel there is nothing more “Australian” than the people who lived in Australia before colonisation with all the rich culture they had: their way of living, food, customs, games, art and traditions.

Everything else after the invasion came from overseas, including that first Australian constitution, which the British wrote to benefit their interests and destroyed the interests and rights of the people who have been caring for this precious land called Australia for thousands of years.

19. #australiadaylongweekend

8+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #australiadaylongweekend hashtag.

Related: #ausdayweekend – #aussiedayweekend

♻️ MAKE IT AUSTRALIA DAY SUSTAINABLE

“Think briefly about all the millions of tons of waste generated during Australia Day. I invite you and your business to avoid buying any product you cannot recycle or upcycle.  Avoid buying Australian flags or any products with the Australian flag made of plastic or other material that end up at your local tip”

Mau

Kmart Australia Day products range merchandise

Kmart Australia refuses to sell Australia Day products range merchandise – Claire G. Coleman Twitter post – 35k+ likes

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18. #ulurustatement

13+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #ulurustatement hashtag.

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Queen Elizabeth – no god can save us from the mean spirited and appalling – Nicole Kemp artist – #ulurustatement Instagram post.

17.#australianflag

19+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #australianflag hashtag.

Related: #aussieflag – #australiaflag – #realaussieflag

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16. #dayofmourning

22+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #dayofmourning hashtag.

Related: #mourningday

The appropriateness of celebrating the arrival of the first British fleet in Australia has long been a heated topic of conversation, with many Indigenous Australians instead recognising the 26th as a #dayofmourning whom the date carries only painful associations.

marie claire Australia day Instagram post

Marie Claire – Australia Day – Instagram post

15. #noprideingenocide

25+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #noprideingenocide hashtag.

Related: #genocideday

When did Australia Day become a Public Holiday?

The 26th of January was made a public holiday in New South Wales in 1836, and Victoria adopted it as a public holiday in 1931.

The 26 January was recognised by all states and territories as Australia Day in 1946, but it was not until 1994 that it was celebrated as a national public holiday

Since 1960, the winner of the “Australian of the Year” award is announced by the Australian Prime Minister on the eve of 25th of January.

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14. #survivalday

31+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #survivalday hashtag.

Should you celebrate Australia Day?

This is completely a personal and ethical choice.

I do not celebrate it because I found it disrespectful to all the people who suffered during the British colonisation process in Australia.

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13. #treaty

36+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #treaty hashtag.

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12. #invasionday

46+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #invasionday hashtag.

Related: #invasiondayrally

#InvasionDay rallies have significantly gathered steam in recent years, with protests around the country attended by tens of thousands of Aussies.
Abbie Chatfield Invasion Day post Instagram

Abbie Chatfield Invasion Day post on Instagram – Australian radio and tv presenter/host

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11. #stolenland

49+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #stolenland hashtag.

guardian Australia Day Instagram post

guardian Australia Day Instagram post

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10. #indigenousaustralia

52+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #indigenousaustralia hashtag.

9. #indigenousland

71+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #indigenousland hashtag.

When was Australia Day made a public holiday?

January 26 was made a public holiday in Australia in 1994.

WHY AUSTRALIA DAY IS OFFENSIVE FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS

The current Australia Day is offensive to Indigenous Australians because it celebrates the arrival of the first British settlement in Australia in 1788 that brought suffering, slavery and murder to the people who had already lived for 60+ thousand years in Australia.

8. #captaincook

81+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #captaincook hashtag.

7. #changethedate

82+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #changethedate hashtag.

Related: #changetheflag – #changethedateofaustraliaday

Chris Hemsworth Australia Day post #changethedate Instagram January 2022

Chris Hemsworth Australia Day post #changethedate Instagram January 2022 – Chris is one of the top 25 most popular Australians on Instagram

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6. #alwayswasalwayswillbe

135+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #alwayswasalwayswillbe hashtag.

“From the river to the sea, always was, always will be, First Nations Lands and Sea”

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5. #systemicracism

177+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #systemicracism hashtag.

Telstra, Woolworths, Deloitte, The Australian Football League (AFL) and PwC are some of the many companies that offer their employees the opportunity to work on Australia Day in return for a day in lieu.

4. #stopkillingus

250+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #stopkillingus hashtag.

3. #firstnations

657+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #firstnations hashtag.

2. #aboriginal

870+ thousand posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #aboriginal hashtag.

WHY IS AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATED ON THE 26TH OF JANUARY?

The 26 January was chosen because it is the day of the establishment of the first British settlement at Port Jackson, Sydney, NSW by British captain Arthur Phillip in 1788.

1. #australiaday

1+ million posts on Instagram have been tagged with the popular #australiaday hashtag.

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OTHER POPULAR AUSTRALIA DAY HASHTAGS

  • #australiadayeve
  • #ausdaysyd Related: #australiadaysydney. Some of Sydney’s inner-city councils are reducing events on Australia Day, including moving citizenship ceremonies to the following day. For 2024, The City of Sydney has moved its annual citizenship ceremony to 27th January, while the inner west councils have adopted a similar position since 2019.
  • #notadatetocelebrate
  • #australiadayfun. For the unaware human, surely the public holiday can be a great day to enjoy and have fun.
  • #australiadaycelebrations
  • #australiadayvic. In 2023, the Victorian Government quietly removed,  “Australia Day” celebrations sparking praise from the public. The Australian Open will also be an “Australia Day” free zone with Tennis Australia ignoring the contentious “Australia Day” public holiday due to the public’s different views about it.
  • #ausdayperth
  • #aussiedaytrips
  • #australiadayfireworks

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  • #australiadayawards
  • #australiadaybbq. Quite disgusting to see so much cheap bread and sausages contaminating the bellies of the average Australian looking for free food. It is quite sad to see parents turning a “blind eye” and letting their kids eat this type of food during this mourning day.
  • #australiadaybaby
  • #stopcolonialism
  • #australiadayperth
  • #australidayparty
  • #australiadayparade
nine news Australia Day Instagram post

nine news Australia Day Instagram post

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  • #torresstrait
  • #revivalday 
  • #australiadaynails
  • #fuckaustraliaday
  • #australiadayholidays
  • #australiadaycookies

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  • #australiadayfood
  • #ozzyday
  • #australiadayqld
  • #aussiedayeve
  • #aussiedaylongweekend
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NITV Australia Day post Instagram

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  • #sovereigntyday
  • #australiadayultra
  • #australiadaysa
  • #australiadaydoneright
  • #australiadayplay
  • #australiadayhonours

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  • #australiadayoutfit
  • #aussiedayfun
  • #australianationalday
  • #arthurphillip
  • #aussiedayout
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  • #australiadaygiveaway
  • #australiadaymelboune
  • #australiadayselfie
  • #australiadayspecial
  • #australiadayshenanigans

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  • #australidaypublicholiday
  • #australiadayprep
  • #australiadayworkout
  • #aussiedaybaby
  • #aussiedaybbq

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  • #aussiedaycelebrations
  • #australiadaysydney
  • #reconcilationday
  • #aussiedaydoneright
  • #australiadaytournament

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  • #australiadaywedding
  • #australiadaytradition
  • #australiadaythemovie
  • #australiadaytomorrow
  • #australiadayactivities

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  • #australiadaymakeup
  • #australiadaypolo
  • #australiadaypicnic
  • #australiadayrun
  • #australiadayride

✪ Expert tip: Add popular New Year hashtags to your Instagram Stories to increase your chances of being displayed on the Instagram Explore page using the hashtag sticker (you can only add one hashtag) or use the text tool (you can add up to 10 hashtags), you can even hide them by placing a sticker on top of them or use the colour tool to make the hashtags invisible but still findable” Mau

  • #aussiedayantics
  • #aussiedayparty
  • #aussiedaysale
  • #australiadaybrisbane

CONCLUSION

Some of the most popular Australia Day hashtags on Instagram are powerful marketing tools to expand reach, increase engagement, promote community interaction, and enhance brand visibility, ultimately contributing to the success of Australia Day marketing campaigns on Instagram.

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