Queensland Day is a celebration of Queensland’s birthday and marks the state's official separation from New South Wales as an independent colony in 1859. This year marks 163 years since this momentous occasion.
Commemorated annually on 6 June, Queensland Day is an important celebration of our state’s culture and heritage, and an opportunity to reflect on what Queensland means to you and what makes you proud to be a Queenslander—whether it be our people, places, opportunities or lifestyle.
We encourage all Queenslanders—businesses, community groups, organisations, schools, families and sporting teams—to come together and celebrate our state's unique culture and heritage.
There are many ways to get involved, such as:
- taking part in Light up QLD
- attending a Queensland Day Sponsorship Program event
- registering your event
- downloading resources for your celebrations
- discovering the history of Queensland through our timeline
This June, we also celebrate another historic milestone—the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. Her Majesty is the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
There will be many events and activities commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Australia and across the Commonwealth. Events and activities will take place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022 to acknowledge this significant anniversary.
Queensland Greats Awards
The Queensland Greats Awards recognise the efforts and achievements of remarkable individuals and institutions for their invaluable contribution to the history and development of our great state.