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Queen's Birthday in Australia

 

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Queen Elizabeth II is promoted as the Supreme Governor with the Church of England. She has been reigning as the Queen since 1952. She is the second longest reigning Queen next to Queen Victoria. She was born on April 21, 1926, but she has been celebrating her birthday on a different date. The official date of the birthday of the Queen varies in each Commonwealth Country. It is said that the Queen’s Birthday must have a fine climate so people can commemorate it with outdoor celebrations. Due to this, the Commonwealth Countries have different dates when celebrating the Queen’s Birthday.

The Public and the Queen’s Birthday in Australia

The Queen’s Birthday is celebrated in different countries all over the world, especially the Commonwealth countries. In Australia, Queen’s Birthday is widely celebrated on the 2nd Monday in the month of June. Only the Western Australia celebrates the Queen’s Birthday on 29th September. To give honor to the Queen’s Birthday, it is proclaimed as a public holiday in Australia (except Western Australia). This means that public offices and government departments are not open on this day. Schools have no classes as well. The commercial areas may be open for business but in limited hours. The public transportation companies may also have restricted services during this event.

The People’s Activities during the Queen’s Birthday in Australia

Because the Queen’s Birthday happens on a Monday, it becomes a three-day weekend. This means a longer period for the Australians to be with their families. The people also take this long weekend to explore other parts of Australia. They usually plan trips and visit the beaches or the mountainsides. The hotels and restaurants may be busy because of the surge of guests who take advantage of the three-day weekend.

In Melbourne, the Queen’s Birthday coincides with major sporting events such as the Australian Football League. This sport which gathers huge crowd is played at the Melbourne Cricket Club. The Queen’s Birthday also opens the winter season even if it is not yet possible to ski on that week and the succeeding weeks.

It is also a tradition to have fireworks display during the Queen’s Birthday. The fireworks can only be bought and lighted on the three-day weekend of the Queen’s Birthday. The selling and buying of fireworks is banned for the rest of the year.

In Western Australia, the Queen’s Birthday happens on the either the last Monday of September or the first Monday of October depending on the proclamation of the governor. Like in major territories of Australia, the Western Australia declares the Queen’s Birthday as a national holiday. This means that there are also no offices and schools during the event. The public in Western Australia also take advantage of the three-day weekend during the Queen’s Birthday.

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday Type Where it is Observed
Monday Jun 10 2013 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 30 2013 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 9 2014 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 29 2014 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 8 2015 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 28 2015 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 13 2016 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 26 2016 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 12 2017 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Oct 2 2017 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 11 2018 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Oct 1 2018 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 10 2019 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 30 2019 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 8 2020 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 28 2020 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 14 2021 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 27 2021 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 13 2022 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 26 2022 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 12 2023 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Oct 2 2023 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 10 2024 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 30 2024 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 9 2025 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 29 2025 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 8 2026 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 28 2026 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 14 2027 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 27 2027 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 12 2028 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Oct 2 2028 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 11 2029 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Oct 1 2029 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 10 2030 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 30 2030 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 9 2031 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 29 2031 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 14 2032 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 27 2032 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 13 2033 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 26 2033 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 12 2034 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Oct 2 2034 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 11 2035 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Oct 1 2035 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 9 2036 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 29 2036 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 8 2037 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 28 2037 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 14 2038 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 27 2038 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 13 2039 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 26 2039 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 11 2040 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Oct 1 2040 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 10 2041 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 30 2041 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 9 2042 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 29 2042 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 8 2043 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 28 2043 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 13 2044 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 26 2044 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 12 2045 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Oct 2 2045 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 11 2046 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Oct 1 2046 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 10 2047 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 30 2047 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 8 2048 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 28 2048 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 14 2049 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA
Monday Sep 27 2049 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss Western Australia
Monday Jun 13 2050 Queen's Birthday Common Local Holidayss All except WA

Queen's Birthday Facts

    Monday, Jun 10, 2013  (All except WA)
    Monday, Sep 30, 2013  (Western Australia)
    Monday, Jun 9, 2014  (All except WA)
    Monday, Sep 29, 2014  (Western Australia)
    Monday, Jun 8, 2015  (All except WA)
    Monday, Sep 28, 2015  (Western Australia)
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