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Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee will be officially celebrated in Australia between 2–5 June 2022, although events and activities may also be held at any time throughout the year.

Organising an event in your local community or organisation is one way to get involved in celebrating this truly immense achievement and acknowledge The Queen’s 70 years of dedication and service to Australia.

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The Royal Queensland Show Platinum Jubilee Celebration Cake C

The Royal Queensland Show Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration Cake Competition

Official event

The Royal Queensland Show and the Queensland Government have teamed up to offer a special class in the "Ekka" Cake Decorating competition to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

View of Canberra from Mount Ainslie at night with iconic buildings illuminated in royal purple

Illuminations

Official event

Between 2 to 5 June 2022, iconic buildings and monuments around Australia will be illuminated in royal purple to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Australian Platinum Jubilee Emblem

Platinum Jubilee Beacon lighting

Official event

To commence Platinum Jubilee celebrations, on Thursday 2 June 2022, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon will be lit in Canberra. This lighting will coincide with other beacon lightings throughout the United Kingdom and capital cities of the Commonwealth.

National Carillon, Aspen Island

Aspen Island renaming

Official event

On Saturday 4 June 2022, a ceremony will be held to rename Aspen Island on Lake Burley Griffin to Queen Elizabeth II Island.

Blue Mountains Pipe Band playing on Anzac Day 2022

Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee - Blue Mountains

Community event

There will be an event occurring in the Blue Mountains to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.

Government House Canberra

Illumination of Government House, Canberra

Community event

On Sunday 2-5 June 2022, Government House in Canberra will be illuminated in purple light to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Government House is one of several buildings around the nation to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.

The Queen receiving flowers from young girl

The Queen and Me Exhibition

Community event

During her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II has been to Canberra 14 times. During every visit the people of Canberra have lined the streets to welcome her. 

Australian War Memorial illuminated in purple

Illumination of the Australian War Memorial

Community event

On Sunday 2-5 June 2022, the Australian War Memorial will be illuminated in purple light to mark the 70th anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the throne, and the start of the Platinum Jubilee year.

Admiralty House, Kirribilli

Illumination of Admiralty House

Community event

On Sunday 2-5 June 2022, Admiralty House will be illuminated in purple light to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Admiralty House is one of several buildings around the nation to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.