Introducing the 2017 #AustraliaDay emoji

By Kara Hinesley
Thursday, 19 January 2017

Whatever you’re doing this 26 January, make sure you’re part of the #AustraliaDay action with our new #AustraliaDay Twitter emoji.

Introducing the 2017 #AustraliaDay emoji

Tweeting an #AustraliaDay emoji is simple. Just use the hashtag #AustraliaDay, and an emoji of a pair of classic Aussie green and gold thongs will automatically appear on your Tweet!

No matter where they are in the world, Aussies use Twitter to share their messages and join in the global conversation to celebrate #AustraliaDay, so what better emoji to add than the humble plugger that has become an iconic symbol of the fun and laid back Aussie spirit.

Here’s a look at how the plugger emoji looks in the wild, including the very first Tweet from Twitter #AustraliaDay ambassador @kaseychambers.

Introducing the 2017 #AustraliaDay emoji

Introducing the 2017 #AustraliaDay emoji

Introducing the 2017 #AustraliaDay emoji

For the fourth consecutive year, the National Australia Day Council (@OzDay), the National Museum of Australia (@NMA), and @TwitterAU have partnered for the #AustraliaDay Your Way campaign to capture how Aussies around the world celebrate #AustraliaDay 2017.

Tweets using #AustraliaDay will be included in a live, digital exhibition hosted by the National Museum on 26 January, and added to a permanent Twitter Time Capsule. You can see the exhibition online at your.australiaday.org.au.

Whatever you’re doing on Australia Day, snap a photo or shoot a video and Tweet it with #AustraliaDay to generate the emoji and be part of this national story.