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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.

50 cent platinum jubilee coin

Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Coin Program

Official event

In celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Australian Mint is proud to release this 2022 50c Fine Silver Proof Coin.

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 on Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin.

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


Official event

Between 2 to 5 June 2022, more than 80 iconic buildings and monuments around Australia will be illuminated in royal purple to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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.

Roulette planes in the sky

21 Gun Salute and RAAF flypast, Canberra

Official event

On Saturday 4 June 2022, at approx. 11.30 am members of the public can view a 21 Gun Salute and RAAF flypast from vantage points around Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin Central Basin (weather permitting).

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition Logo

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

Community event

In 2022 to mark the Platinum Jubilee, the Royal Commonwealth Society will again deliver The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, the world’s oldest international schools’ writing competition.

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London

Community event

From Shakespeare to Winehouse, the National Portrait Gallery London holds the world’s most extensive collection of portraits.

Picture of Queen's Land Rover

The Queen's Land Rover

Community event

See a customised 1958 Land Rover utility used by Queen Elizabeth II in Australia. This vehicle from the National Museum of Australia's collection is one of a fleet of Land Rovers used for royal tours and other vice-regal occasions between the 1950s and 1970s.