Queensland Day

Queensland Day is a celebration of Queensland’s birthday and marks the state's official separation from New South Wales as an independent colony on 6 June 1859.

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.

Queensland Day, Sunday 6 June 2021 marked 162 years since a new story began, the story of Queensland. And with more than five million people calling Queensland home, we each have our own unique story to tell.

We encouraged all Queenslanders—businesses, community groups, organisations, schools, families and sporting teams—to come together on 6 June, show their state pride and share their Queensland story.

We reached out to some proud Queenslanders to find out their Queensland story. See what they had to share below.