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Platinum Jubilee Illuminations

Iconic buildings and monuments across Australia will again be illuminated in royal purple to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Earlier in the year, buildings and monuments were illuminated in royal purple to acknowledge the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s Accession to the Throne and the start of the Platinum Jubilee year.

Between 2-5 June, illuminations will occur in capital cities as well as local councils and regional centers. More than 80 buildings and monuments will be illuminated around the country, these will include; NSW Parliament House, Perth’s Optus Stadium, the Wheel of Brisbane, Adelaide Town Hall, Melbourne Cricket Ground, and cultural institutions on and around the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin.

As part of these celebrations, at 9:00pm on the night of 2 June, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, Luna Park, buildings around Circular Quay and Sydney ferries will synchronise lighting in royal purple for a special ‘7 minutes for 7 decades’ moment. The Sydney Harbour Ferries will sound their horns to commence the illuminations across the landmarks.

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