Throughout the year, events to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second are being held around Queensland, Australia, and the Commonwealth. Here are some of the activities being held across Queensland.

You can also view the national list of official and community celebrations and events.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Morning Tea

Guests were encouraged to bring a picnic and to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second’s Platinum Jubilee at The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Morning Tea!

The morning tea was a free public event at the City Botanic Gardens, with entertainment and activities to suit all ages. Guests also received a free scone with jam and cream!

  • When: Sunday 5 June, 10am-12pm
  • Where: Soundshell Hill, City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane

For more information, please contact Events and Engagement, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, by email or phone 07 3003 9200.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration Cake

Commemorating the Platinum Jubilee, which celebrates The Queen’s 70 years of dedicated service, the Ekka added a special class to the Cake Decorating Competition for this year only—The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Cake.

Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, the Governor of Queensland viewed the winning entries at the RNA Showgrounds on 3 August 2022.

Royal Queensland Show cakes

Host your own event

We celebrated Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee at an official morning tea in Brisbane on 5 June 2022. To complement this, in the month of June, we are encouraging all Queenslanders to host their own event in honour of The Queen’s 70 years of service to the Commonwealth.

Events can range from a royal lunch or high tea, a trivia night, a Jubilee cake baking competition, a gala ball or anything in between. All ideas are welcome.

To take part, register your event and download the resources provided which include templates for bunting, cake toppers and flags, a trivia game, a wordfind and colouring in sheets.

Anyone can run an event so spread the word in your local community, organisation, and with your friends and family. We also encourage you to share your event pictures on social media using #PlatinumJubilee.

Jubilee lighting

To acknowledge the significant achievement of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, key monuments and buildings were illuminated in capital cities across the country on 6 February 2022, 70 years from the date of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne.

Further illuminations of iconic buildings and monuments took place on 2 June and 4–5 June 2022 with communities right around the state encouraged to enjoy the spectacle of Queensland’s historic and culturally significant buildings awash in purple—a colour synonymous with royalty.

Government House © From the Government House Collection. © From the Government House Collection.

Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee

Across Australia trees will be planted in honour of the legacy of The Queen and her 70 years of service to Australia and the Commonwealth.

Eligible groups and organisations are invited to participate in the Planting Trees for The Queens Jubilee Program—an initiative of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The program will provide up to $15.1 million of grant funding in 2022 to eligible groups and organisations for community-based tree planting events.

The program complements other initiatives taking place across the Commonwealth to mark The Queen’s Jubilee, such as a tree planting initiative in the United Kingdom which is inviting people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

For further information and guidelines, visit Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program.

Revegetation of eucalyptus trees.