Wattle Day

In 1992, the first day of spring, September 1st, was proclaimed Wattle Day in all Australia’s States and Territories. The beautiful and distinctive golden Wattle is the nation’s floral emblem and while its use as an emblem can be traced back to Tasmanian colonies in the early 1800’s, Aboriginal Australians have used the plant in many ways for thousands of years.

On Wattle Day each year, all Australians are encouraged to wear a sprig of wattle as a symbol of the country’s remarkable landscape and history.