Last updated: 2015-07-09

Australia’s National Anthem

In 1984 “Advance Australia Fair”became Australia’s official national anthem and replaced “God Save the Queen” which was the previous national anthem. For more information about the Australian National Anthem, go to https://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/symbols/anthem.cfm

Here are the lyrics to “Advance Australia Fair”:

Verse 1
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Verse 2
Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

You can hear the anthem here http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTYzODgxNTQ0.html 
Or here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pusr0ftHYl0