Aus Lights 2023

2023 Program

The 2023 Australia Day Program was guided by two overarching themes, Belonging to Country, and Connecting to Nature.

Aus Lights on the River was a two-day program held on Wednesday 25 January and Thursday 26 January. The program showcased Our SA Story through immersive visually engaging light, vision, and sound installations supported with complimentary children’s activations.  Thank you to the  33,000 people who attended Aus Lights on the River across 25 and 26 January 2023.  Thank you to the 3,200 people who attended Mourning in the Morning Smoking Ceremony on 26 January 2023

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Message from the CEO

The Aus Lights program enabled us to reflect on this great land and its peoples, starting with the oldest living cultures, our First Nations, to our most recent arrivals, the refugees fleeing from Ukraine and Afghanistan who now call Australia home.

This Australia Day was an opportunity to reflect on how we can continue to deepen our connection to nature and belonging to Country. Our increasingly fragile world reminds us all of the extraordinary beauty, richness, and expansiveness of our great country and the incredible diversity of its peoples. We can look back at our history, acknowledge the times we are now living through, and manifest our future on the foundations of respect, inclusivity and shared values.

Jan Chorley, CEO Australia Day Council of SA

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Event Photography and Video Footage

Professional photography and video was taken for promotional purposes at this event. The photos and video footage may be used on the organisers social media, website, and other promotional avenues such as news media and TV. Visitors and exhibitors who do not consent to be filmed or photographed should advise the photographer or videographer at the event.