'The end of the world is coming," Gillard said. "It wasn't Y2K, it wasn't even the carbon price."
According to the Daily Mail, the carbon price is a reference to a controversial tax on carbon introduced by her government.
Gillard continued describing this potential Mayan apocalypse.
"Whether the final blow comes from flesh-eating zombies, demonic hell beasts or from the total triumph of K-pop, if you know one thing about me it is this: I will always fight for you to the very end," she said.
She concludes by telling viewers, "Good luck to you all."
Sadly, this warning about the Mayan apocalypse on December 21, 2012 is just a spoof.
"It's just bit of fun," a spokesman for Gillard told Reuters. "It's just a bit of humour for the end of the year. Nothing else."
Gillard created the video as part of a promotion for an Australian radio show.
"What Australian doesn't mind a laugh from time to time?" Gillard's office told the Herald Sun about the ad. "Anyway, the world's going to end tomorrow so shouldn't you be writing about that?"
While Julia Gillard is having a bit of fun with this prediction of a Mayan apocalypse, others are more serious about the matter. As we previously reported, both the American government and NASA sent out statements earlier this week assuring the public that the world will not end on December 21, 2012.
"False rumors about the end of the world in 2012 have been commonplace on the Internet for some time. Many of these rumors involve the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 (it won't), a comet causing catastrophic effects (definitely not), a hidden planet sneaking up and colliding with us (no and no), and many others," the blog post on USA.gov states.
This is not the first time Australian radio has pulled a massive prank on its audience. As we previously wrote, a different pair of radio hosts in the country mockingly called the King Edwards IV hospital in Britain, pretending to be Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth. Another royal, Kate Middleton, was staying in that hospital while dealing with severe morning sickness related to her pregnancy.
For another humorous take on the incoming Mayan apocalypse, check out this story we wrote earlier in the week. It seems some Internet user had the clever idea to link "Gangnam Style" to the incoming end of the world on December 21, 2012. Sadly, like the Australian prime minister's video, it is all just a spoof.
To watch the video of Julia Gillard discussing the Mayan apocalypse on December 21, 2012, click below.