Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced on New Year’s Day that Australia will celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee with a series of events during 2022.

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The Platinum Jubilee celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years of dedicated service to Australia and the Commonwealth, including 16 royal visits between 1954 to 2011.

The Prime Minister said, ‘Seventy years of service is a truly immense achievement, and we are proud to join with other Commonwealth nations to celebrate this milestone.’

‘Her Majesty has always held a deep affection and close connection with the people of Australia’.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Emblem 2022 in English. Source: The Royal Family

Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Australia will include:

6 February – the 70th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession, following the death of her father, King George VI, at Sandringham.

Monday, 14 March – Commonwealth Day

Thursday, 2 June – the 69th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation in 1953.

Thursday, 2 June, to Sunday, 5 June – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Queen’s Birthday holiday

  • Monday, 13 June – New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania, Northern Territory and South Australia.
  • Monday, 26 September – Western Australia
  • Monday, 3 October – Queensland

Further dates will be announced throughout the year including lighting the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon, illuminating monuments around the nation and the release of commemorative coins and stamps.

The Prime Minister also said one of the key events would be renaming Aspen Island in the Queen’s honour during June.

‘Given the National Carillon was officially opened by Her Majesty in 1970, it is only fitting that Aspen Island should be renamed in recognition of her many years of service to Australia.’

Australian Prime Minister The Hon Scott Morrison MP.

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