Australia will also officially celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee between Thursday, 2 June, and Sunday, 5 June 2022.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee emblem. Photo: Australian Government

All Australians will have the opportunity to send their personal messages of thanks and congratulate Her Majesty The Queen from 2 June until Thursday, 16 June 2022.

These messages will be collated and sent to Buckingham Palace.


More than 80 iconic buildings and monuments will be lit up in royal purple to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, including the Federal Parliament House in Canberra, Story Bridge in Brisbane and Admiralty House in Sydney.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge will be illuminated for a special one-off ‘7 Minutes for 7 Decades’ moment during Vivid Sydney making Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years of dedicated service.

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Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon will be lit in Canberra at Lake Burley Griffin at 9.00 pm on Thursday, 2 June, to coincide with other beacon lightings in Commonwealth capital cities and throughout the United Kingdom.

However, according to sources, this celebration is now open to the general public.

Renaming Aspen Island

On Saturday, 4 June, a ceremony will be held to rename Aspen Island on Lake Burley Griffin to Queen Elizabeth II Island, including a dedication of the new Queen Elizabeth Water Gardens, which will transform the foreshore nearby and improve water quality in the lake.

Unfortunately, this ceremony is an ‘official invitation only’ event which excludes the general public.

21-Gun Salute and RAAF Flypast

However, at around 11.30 am, members of the public can view a 21-Gun Salute as well as the RAAF flypast and aerial display from vantage points around Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra – weather permitting.

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