Proclamation Day

Proclamation Day Quick Facts

2022 Date27 December 2022
2023 Date26 December 2023
Proclamation Day (SA)

Proclamation Day History

Proclamation Day commemorates the day South Australia established their own government. The proclamation which announced the establishment of South Australia’s Government was written by Captain John Hindmarsh in 1836. South Australia was a colony ruled by the British Government who would have its governors appointed. It wasn’t until 1857 that South Australia was able to achieve responsible government. South Australia is the fourth largest territory in Australia with a population of 1.7 million people. Proclamation Day is an annual celebration which always occurs on December 26th.

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