This is sung to the tune of Waltzing Matilda. I always thought it was the unofficial anthem because we sang a shorter version of it at assembly every school day. But it is sung as a hymn especially on ANZAC Day (celebrated in Australia and New Zealand) on April 25th every year.

Here in this God-given land of ours Australia,
This proud possession, our own piece of earth,
That was built by our fathers who pioneered our heritage,
Here In Australia, the land of our birth.

God bless Australia, our land Australia,
Home of the ANZACs, the strong and the free,
It’s our homeland, our own land, to cherish for eternity,
God bless Australia, the land of the free.

Here In Australia we treasure love and liberty,
Our way of life, all for one, one for all,
We’re a peace-loving race, but should danger ever threaten us,
Let the world know we will answer the call.

God bless Australia, our land Australia,
Home of the ANZACs, the strong and the free,
It’s our homeland, our own land, to cherish for eternity,
God bless Australia, the land of the free.

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