Essendon has voiced its belief to move the Australia Day public holiday to a "time when all Australians can enjoy a day of national celebration together".

It comes amid "Invasion Day" protests on Tuesday around the country against the culturally sensitive Australia Day holiday.

The Bombers became the latest sporting body to call for the public holiday to change dates - following Cricket Australia's decision to scrap Australia Day references to Tuesday's Big Bash fixtures.

Essendon are a partner of Michael Long's organisation The Long Walk, a charity that supports the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The Bombers declared they are "committed to reconciliation" in a statement on Tuesday morning in conjunction with their relationships with the Indigenous community.

“We at Essendon Football Club acknowledge that today is a day of sadness and pain for Indigenous peoples,” the statement read.

“We are committed to being a culturally safe and inclusive place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples want to play, work and support. We value our strong connection with Indigenous Australia and we are committed to reconciliation and celebration the survival of the oldest living culture on earth. We look forward to a time when all Australians can enjoy a day of national celebration together.”

Several other AFL clubs on Tuesday acknowledged Indigenous Australians on social media.