The Australia Day Foundation UK Trust established in 2013 is a non-political, not-for-profit charity, governed by a board of trustees.

The Trust is administered by the Australia Day Foundation Limited; a not-for-profit foundation established in 2003 to develop Australia Day celebrations and events in the UK and to promote the very best Australia has to offer. www.australiaday.co.uk

Australia Day Foundation UK Trust Objectives:

Australia Day is celebrated on the twenty-sixth day of January and marks the day in 1788 when Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Botany Bay to found the colony of New South Wales. It is a day to celebrate our cultural diversity and to acknowledge the contribution of both indigenous Australians and those who have come from more than 150 countries to make Australia their home today.

In the United Kingdom it is also a day to recognise the benefits we have gained from our British heritage and appreciate the close links that are retained between our two nations.

The Australia Day Foundation UK Trust’s objectives are to promote the education, including the social and physical training, of young Australian citizens who are living or working in, or visiting the United Kingdom, in such ways as the charity trustees think fit, including by:

(1) awarding to such persons financial assistance in the form of allowances and grants tenable at any university, college or institution of higher or further education;

(2) advancing their education (including the study of the arts, culture, heritage or science), or assisting them to undertake travel in furtherance of that education or to prepare for entry to any occupation, business, trade or profession.

  • Trustees:
  • Philip S Aiken AM
  • Bronwyn Curtis OBE
  • David C (Chris) Hickey
  • William M Muirhead AM
  • Patrons
  • Dame Valerie Beral DBE,AC
  • Meredith Hooper
  • Michael Whalley
  • Trust Administrator:
  • Judith Cooper

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