National Australia Day Council
|Predecessor||National Australia Day Committee|
|Formation||25 October 1990|
|Headquarters||Old Parliament House|
|Services||Australian of the Year Awards; Australia Day celebrations|
|Danielle Roche OAM|
|Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet|
The National Australia Day Council (NADC), a non–profit social enterprise owned by the Australian Government, is the coordinating body for the Australian of the Year Awards and Australia Day throughout Australia.It was founded in 1990, as the successor of The Australian National Day Committee.
The NADC heads a network of state and territory Australia Day affiliate organisations and local Australia Day committees and is designed to inspire national pride and spirit, and to enrich the life of all Australians. It aims to promote the meaning of Australia Day through activity, education, reflection, discussion and debate and to promote good citizenship, values and achievement by recognising excellence and service to the nation.
Chairs of the Council
The following individuals have served as Chair of the National Australia Day Council:
|Chairs of the National Australia Day Council|
|Order||Name||Term begin||Term end|
|1||John Newcombe, AO, MBE||1990||1992|
|2||Phillip Adams, AO||1992||1996|
|3||Kevan Gosper, AO||1996||2000|
|4||Lisa Curry Kenny, AO, MBE||2000||2008|
|5||Adam Gilchrist, AM||2008||2014|
|6||Ben Roberts-Smith, VC, MG||2014||2017|
|7||Danielle Roche, OAM||2017||incumbent|
- "Annual Report" (PDF). National Australia Day Council. 2013.