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

Celebrated annually, Queensland Day is an opportunity to celebrate the state’s culture, heritage, people, places and industry.

Since 1981, Queensland’s birthday has been officially promoted by the Queensland Government and has expanded to include a series of events and celebrations.

A highlight of these celebrations is the prestigious Queensland Greats Awards, to be held on Tuesday 6 June.

In celebrating Queensland Day, the community can share a sense of pride in being both Australian and a Queenslander. It is a time to reflect on how lucky we are to be part of such a wonderful, diverse state.

Get involved

Queenslanders across the state are encouraged to come together to celebrate and showcase their state pride as part of Queensland Day.

Each year we celebrate Queensland Day to acknowledge our state’s culture, heritage, people, places and achievements. Centred around Queensland’s birthday on 6 June, it’s a time for us all to stand tall and be proud of being a Queenslander.

Follow Queensland Day on Facebook and Instagram for the latest Queensland Day news, and how you can win great prizes. To share your Queensland Day celebrations use #qldday.

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