Embassy of Switzerland in Australia & Consulate General of Switzerland in Sydney
Dear compatriots and friends of Switzerland,
Due to the restrictions in place across Australia, we will celebrate the 1st of August virtually, but together again. This year we are on a… 1st of August mission to find out…
What’s Switzerland to you?
For us, 1st of August is a day to celebrate Switzerland, its culture and diversity, its people and nature, and 730 years of history since the founding of the Swiss Confederation! It is also an opportunity to reflect on 60 years of diplomatic relations with Australia. Since 1961, Switzerland and Australia have collaborated intensively, forming a successful relationship in pursuit of peace, stability and prosperity.
And all along, the Swiss in Australia – you ! – have played and continue to play an essential part in our bilateral relations by people-to-people links, sharing proudly your culture and your perspectives with a still young but ever more multicultural Australian society.
So we want to hear from you: Tell us your stories of Switzerland, your memories of past National Day celebrations as well as your Swiss-Australian anecdotes, experiences and history, of course.
This is how you can participate:
- Tag us on your messages, photos and videos of your National Day celebration on social media
- Participate in the DIY activities on the platform and share your creations with us via social media using the hashtag #Mission1stAugustDownUnder – you’ll have the chance to win a Swiss goodies hamper!
- Please note that we are not partaking in the Win a Dinner with the Ambassador contest due to the Covid-19 situation, but stand a chance to win a hamper instead!
We’d love to hear from you. Until then, stay safe and stay healthy.
Happy Swiss National Day!
Bonne Fête nationale suisse!
Schöne Schweizer Bundesfeier!
Buona Festa nazionale svizzera!
Buna Festa naziunala svizra!
Your ‘Team Switzerland’ in Australia