AUSTRALIS 2020

Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow.”
– author unknown.

Why 2020?

An Opportunity to Celebrate an Anniversary

Planned to coincide with the 250th Anniversary of Captain Cook’s ‘voyage of discovery’ in 1770, mirroring the 6 month period Cook and botanists including Joseph Banks, charted the the botalcial wonders of Australia, from Port Botany in Sydney, to Cooktown in northern Queensland, between April and October of that year.

‘Australis’ is intended to be the flagship event, celebrating this important milestone in botanical exploration, planned by the Federal Government.

An Opportunity to Honour Aboriginal Culture

An opportunity to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity, acknowledging  the ancient wisdom traditions of the Aboriginal people of Australia and their approach to custodianship of the land over 60,000 years.

A sharing of world cultures and knowledge both old and new, as we explore more sustainable approaches to working with the environment we share.

Delivering a legacy for the Commonwealth Games

Australis will be the ‘next big thing’ after the Commonwelath Games, building on the legacy of the Games to bring more long term, city building opportunities.

An opportunities for the Games to market ‘Australis’ and for Australis to leverage of the secific ‘major event’ skills and experience of the Commonwealth Games team, able to role into larger event only 2 years later.

An Opportunity to Honour Aboriginal Culture

The 2019 IGF in Beijing is anticipated to be the biggest ever and engage the Asian market like never before, targeting 16-20 million visitors. A tremendous opportunity for Australia to promote ‘Australis’, as the next major event to follow, to a very relevant eco tourism target audience.