The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

This year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became the first Monarch of Australia to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.

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On 6 February 2022, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became the first Monarch of Australia to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms, and the Commonwealth.

The Platinum Jubilee presents a special opportunity to recognise Her Majesty The Queen’s dedicated and distinguished service over the past 70 years and her many remarkable achievements as monarch.

In 2022, there will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as communities come together to honour Her Majesty The Queen’s historic reign.

New South Wales will join the rest of Australia and the Commonwealth countries to mark this significant anniversary.

Send a message to The Queen – Now Open

Australians are now able to send a message of congratulations or thanks to The Queen, here.

Some Platinum Jubilee key dates in 2022 include:

6 Feb70th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty The Queen's accession to the throne
2 JuneThe Queen's Coronation Day (held 1953)
2-5 JuneThe Queen's Platinum Jubilee central celebration period
13 JuneThe Queen’s Birthday holiday (NSW)

How you can mark the occasion in NSW

There are many ways NSW communities and individuals can get involved, either by hosting or taking part in events and activities recognising the Platinum Jubilee. Events can vary from formal and informal community activities. For example, a themed lunch, BBQ, a high-tea, concert, planting a tree or dedicating a garden in honour of Her Majesty The Queen.

Organisers can register their Platinum Jubilee events and initiatives at the Australian Government Events Hub, promoting what’s happening across the country. In addition, the Hub offers some handy hints to assist event organisers. Events registered and approved through the Hub will also be provided with the Australian Platinum Jubilee Emblem. Visit the Events Hub to see some events happening in NSW.  

If you are organising a Jubilee event or initiative, we’d love to hear about it. Please contact us here at

Vivid Sydney 2022 Platinum Jubilee Moment


Vivid 7 Minute Moment_ Queen's Jubilee Harbour Birdge

During the Vivid Sydney Festival on Thursday, 2 June there was a special one-off lighting moment at 9pm titled ‘7 minutes for 7 decades’ to honour Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It included the synchronised lighting of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Luna Park, Tumbalong Park, International Convention Centre, buildings around Georgie Street, Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour Ferries in Royal Purple.

Sydney Harbour Ferries also sounded their horns to kick off the ‘7 minutes for 7 decades’ lighting moment in honour of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Royal Purple Vivid one-off lighting moment created a powerful and significant moment in recognising the Platinum Jubilee on the first day of the official central celebration period (i.e. 2-5 June).

Read the full Media Release (PDF 282.1KB)

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National Illuminations

Between 2-5 June 2022, illuminations will take place across Australia. Iconic buildings and monuments will be lit in royal purple.

Here are some locations around NSW and Sydney

LocationLighting date
Parliament House2-5 June
Government House2-13 June
Admiralty House2-5 June
International Convention Centre2-5 June
Sydney Cricket Ground2 June
Accor Stadium2 June
Sydney Olympic Park Boulevard2 June
Sydney Olympic Park Train Station2 June
Syndey Olympic Park Light Towers2 June
Accor Hotels (Novotel, Ibis, Pullman)2 June
CommBank Stadium2 June
Wagga Wagga's Fitzmaurice Street2-5 June
Centenary of Federation State Border Marker2-5 June
The Calyx, Royal Botanical Gardens2-5 June

Organisations and communities across the state are encouraged to take part by illuminating their local buildings or structures in royal purple for a collective period of reflection and respect.  

VIVID Sydney 7 minutes for 7 decades


Vivid Sydney Queen Jubilee Vivid Sydney, DNSW

NSW State Archives

A selection of photographs from The Queen's visits to NSW.

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