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. Queensland Day 2022 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 encouraged all Queenslanders—businesses, community groups, organisations, schools, families and sporting teams—to come together and celebrate our state's unique culture and heritage.
Lighting of Queensland icons
To celebrate our state’s birthday, we continued the tradition of lighting key icons, landmarks, and buildings across the state were lit maroon on Queensland Day.
Other Awards and celebrations
From 2 – 5 June, we celebrated 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.
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.