Everything You Need to Know Mother’s Day in Australia and When is Mother’s Day in Australia 2022, 2023, 2024 and further years.
Mother’s Day is not a public holiday in Australia, but a legal national holiday observed on the second Sunday in May in the United States.
When is Mother’s Day in Australia
In Australia, Mother’s Day is celebrated annually on May 10.
When is Mother’s Day in Australia in 2022
Mothers Day 2022 in Australia takes place on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
When is Mother’s Day in Australia in 2023
Mothers Day 2023 in Australia takes place on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.
When is Mother’s Day 2024
Mothers Day 2024 in Australia takes place on Friday, May 10, 2024.
When is Mother’s Day 2025
Mothers Day 2025 in Australia takes place on Saturday, May 10, 2025.
Mother’s Day 2021 in Australia takes place on Monday, May 10, 2021
Mother’s Day in Australia
Australians celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May, giving flowers and postcards to their mothers.
The popularity of Mother’s Day in Australia can be traced back to Mrs Janet Heyden. In 1924, Mrs Heyden was concerned over lonely, forgotten aged mothers in Sydney’s Newington State Hospital, where she visited an old friend regularly. She started a campaign throughout the city for donations to buy presents for the ladies.
Newspapers carried her appeals, while she made personal requests to many of Sydney’s leading businesses. The response was incredible with donations ranging from talcum powder and soap to scarves and mittens, as well as confectionery and fruit gifts.
Mrs Heyden continued to visit the lonely and forgotten mothers in Newington right up until her death in 1960. Rather like Anne Jarvis, who popularised Mother’s Day in America (read below), Mrs Heyden’s daughter spoke of her mother’s disappointment at the commercialism of Mother’s Day and the loss of its original meaning.