The National Australia Day Council encourages proud Aussies to recite the Australian Citizenship Affirmation each Australia Day.
The words of the Affirmation are based on the Pledge made by new Australian citizens:
|“As an Australian citizen
I affirm my loyalty to Australia and its people,
whose democratic beliefs I share,
whose rights and liberties I respect,
and whose laws I uphold and obey.”
Coin collectors enjoying this year’s Australia Day can also celebrate with a special Australian Citizenship $1 coin minted by The Perth Mint.
Issued as Australian legal tender, it proudly portrays the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and comes on a presentation card depicting more iconic Australian symbols.