Ask the government to make Australia Day more inclusive and Change the Date!

Selecting Sign & Send will open a pre-filled email in your email application with the information below for you to sign and send.  Alternatively, you can copy and paste the letter and email addresses from below to your own email. For more information about January 26 and ‘Australia Day’ please see information on our January 26 page.
Note: Many politician’s email services have auto-replies enabled, so you will receive a bunch of auto-responses. These can be deleted.

Email the Prime Minister

Emailing the Prime Minister can only be done via a form online here

To email the Prime Minister, we recommend:

1. COPY & PASTE the text of the letter, below, into the online form link, above.
2. MODIFY the letter to make it personal (optional).
3. SEND!

LETTER – copy, paste and personalise in your own email or the PM's contact form

					Dear Members and Senators,

I write to request that Australia Day be no longer held on January 26 and that you act to bring about this change through government. I believe that celebrations of Australia held on that day are deeply disrespectful to many First Nations peoples. For many First Nations peoples, January 26 represents invasion, mourning and survival. Whilst it may be appropriate to hold celebrations of Australia, this must be done respectfully and avoid dates which have significance in the colonisation of this land and the consequent harms done to the First Nations peoples who have lived here for more than 60,000 years.

January 26 is not a day when all Australians, including First Nations peoples, can celebrate Australia. Given First Nations peoples have never ceded sovereignty or established treaties with the colonial government/s in Australia, I believe it is only a matter of respect that we do our utmost to remove institutions e.g. Australia Day on January 26, which perpetuate offence and trauma.

Please let me know what action/s you will take to change the date for the celebration of Australia Day, thank you.

Yours sincerely

[Your name]
[Your address]
[Your email]


Bill Shorten MP, Daniel Mulino MP, Tim Watts MP, Linda Burney MP, Adam Bandt MP, Peter Dutton MP, Senator Jacqui Lambie, David Littleproud MP, Senator Malarndirri McCarthy, Gavin Pearce MP, Senator David Pocock, Senator Ralph Babet, Senator Raff Ciccone, Senator Sarah Henderson, Senator Jane Hume, Senator Bridget McKenzie, Senator James Paterson, Senator Janet Rice, Senator Jana Steward, Senator Lidia Thorpe, Senator David Van, Senator Jess Walsh, Andrew Wilkie MP, Kate Chaney MP, Zoe Daniel MP, Helen Haines MP, Monique Ryan MP, Sophie Scamps MP, Rebekha Sharkie MP, Kylea Tink MP, Zali Steggall MP, Allegra Spender MP.

MEMBER & SENATOR EMAIL ADDRESSES – copy & paste into the BCC field of your email


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