Australia Celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Media release
02 Jun 2022
Prime Minister

From today, Australia joins other Commonwealth nations in celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Tonight Prime Minister the Hon Anthony Albanese MP will light a beacon in Canberra as part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons, which coincides with beacon lightings throughout the Commonwealth.

The Platinum Jubilee marks The Queen’s 70 years of dedication and service to Australia and the Commonwealth.

The Australian Government will rename Aspen Island in Canberra in Her Majesty’s honour and showcase her 16 visits to Australia by releasing the Australian Visit Programs.

All Australians are invited to send a personal message of congratulations and thanks to The Queen through the Platinum Jubilee website.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated from 2–5 June 2022 and includes the illumination of iconic buildings and monuments around across Australia in royal purple.

Their Excellencies, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley, are in London representing Australians. A contingent from Australia’s Federation Guard is also in London to participate in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on 5 June 2022.

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Quotes attributable to the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese:

“Today I have the great privilege of lighting a beacon as part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and to commence Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Australia.

“Australia will honour and pay tribute to the remarkable dedication and service of Her Majesty The Queen over the course of the Platinum Jubilee official celebrations.

“I look forward to officially renaming Aspen Island to Queen Elizabeth II Island later this week as a mark of Australia’s appreciation and respect for Her Majesty.”