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Queen’s Birthday

The Queen's birthday is a public holiday celebrated throughout Australia to honor the Queen. Although the intention is the same in each territory, the holiday is actually celebrated on different days. All citizens take part in the celebration in some way. Although, often times it's just using the long weekend to spend an extra day relaxing with the family.

Upcoming Dates For The Queen's Birthday

The Queen's birthday is celebrated on different dates in different areas. Here are the upcoming dates, and where they are celebrating:

  • All except Qld, WA
  • Monday, June 12, 2017
  • Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Monday, June 8, 2020
  • Monday, June 14, 2021
  • Monday, June 13, 2022
  • Monday, June 12, 2023
  • Monday, June 10, 2024
  • Monday, June 9, 2025
  • Western Australia
  • Monday, September 25, 2017
  • Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Monday, September 28, 2020
  • Monday, September 27, 2021
  • Monday, September 26, 2022
  • Monday, September 25, 2023
  • Monday, September 30, 2024
  • Monday, September 29, 2025
  • Queensland
  • Monday, October 2, 2017
  • Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Monday, October 5, 2020
  • Monday, October 4, 2021
  • Monday, October 3, 2022
  • Monday, October 2, 2023
  • Monday, October 7, 2024
  • Monday, October 6, 2025

Where Is The Queen's Birthday Considered A Holiday?

The Queen's birthday is a celebration for the Queen. This is celebrated throughout all of Australia. The date is a public holiday, marking a long weekend. Many families take this chance to visit loved ones, or go on well needed trip. Make sure that the Queen's birthday is part of your holiday calendar. Although, depending which area of Australia you're in. The date changes in certain territories. One territory may have the day off work, while another is still working, because they observe the holiday on a different day. This is a long story that goes back to a different King. You should be familiar with the holiday where you live, as well as anywhere you might be planning to visit.

Festivities & Events During The Queen's Birthday

The AFL always has a game at Melbourne Cricket Club every year in honor of the Queen's birthday. Typically, the date also marks the beginning of the "snow season". Unfortunately, snow related activities don't make the list, since the snow isn't full enough to do much with on the Queen's birthday. Firework displays are often a part of the celebration and festivities. Or, in previous celebrations they were fairly common. It's said they are overshadowed by the New Years Even fireworks now. It's been noted that in many places in Australia, fireworks are illegal. So, when it comes to planning your fireworks, make sure you're choosing a legal day to set them off!

A Brief History Of The Queen's Birthday

The Queen's birthday is for Queen Elizabeth II. It is celebrated to mark her date of birth, April 21, 1926. She is the Monarch of the Realms in Australia. She also considered the head of state in many other countries within the Commonwealth of Nations.