Celebrations and events
Events to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II were held around Queensland, Australia, and the Commonwealth in 2022.
The Queen’s connection to Queensland
6 February 1952
The Queen is proclaimed Sovereign, following the death of her father, King George V.
Queen Elizabeth II is the only reigning monarch to visit Australia. While in Queensland, she visited several regional centres, including Cairns and Mackay, starting and finishing her visit to Queensland in Brisbane.
The Queen returns to Queensland, visiting both Brisbane and the Gold Coast. She visited the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and the Gold Coast surf carnival at Coolangatta.
The Queen visited Queensland for the bicentennial anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival.
The Queen and Prince Phillip visited Queensland to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of her reign.
The Queen and Prince Phillip visit Australia to attend the XII Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. Prince Phillip opened the Games on 30 September, with the Queen closing the Games on 9 October.
The Queen returned to Australia for the Bicentennial celebrations and came to Brisbane to open Expo '88.
The Queen visited Queensland to open the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting at Coolum.
The Queen visited a number of cities during her tour, including Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Perth.
6 February 2022
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Lighting.