Live Broadcast of National Memorial Service
Government House invites members of the public to attend a live broadcast of the National Memorial Service for Queen Elizabeth II, which will take place in Parliament House Canberra at 11.00 am on Thursday 22 September 2022.
The gates of the Fernberg Estate in Paddington will be open from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm, with dignitaries to take part in a wreath laying from 10.00am, before the Service commences at 11.00am.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic blanket, basket, food and drinks (no alcohol permitted).
Pets (with the exception of assistance dogs) are not permitted.
The Queen was the longest serving British Monarch and Head of State to the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms, including Australia.
She had long and close association with Queensland, visiting the State eight times during her 70-year reign, and was held in great affection by our people.
Her Excellency joins with all Queenslanders in mourning her passing.
Over 5,500 Queenslanders have visited Government House since the sad news of the passing of The Queen on 8 September. Among them, are numerous State Leaders and dignitaries who have called on the Governor to sign messages of support and condolence.
- The gates of Government House will open 9.00am to 2.00pm, on Thursday 22 September
- The National Memorial Service will be broadcast live on a big screen on the Government House quadrangle and is expected to commence at 11.00am, and conclude at approximately 12.10pm
- Visitors may also wish to visit the Queen Elizabeth II statue within the grounds and sign the condolence book
- Entry to the Estate is via Gate B, with street parking available on Fernberg Road and surrounds
- No alcohol or pets (with the exception of assistance dogs) permitted onsite
- Government House is wheelchair and pram accessible; for visitors requiring assistance with drop-offs, please contact Government House Security on 3858 5750
- There will be no access to the House itself on Thursday, however Government House regularly runs guided tours of the House and gardens