Queen's Birthday | Long Weekend Guide 2016

Queen's Birthday | Long Weekend Guide 2016

The 2016 Queen's Birthday Long Weekend is from Saturday 11th to Monday 13 June 2016.

This guide includes special events taking place over the long weekend. The public holiday on the Monday means you have 3 whole days to play, explore, socialise, relax and generally do whatever you please.

Queen's Birthday is a public holiday in Australia, as we are a member of the Commonwealth of Nations with the monarch of the United Kingdom being head of state. Queen Elizabeth is the reigning Queen of the Commonwealth.

Queen's Birthday


Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born on the 21st April 1926, is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, head of the Commonwealth of Nations, Supreme Governor of the Church of England and Defender of the Faith.

Queen's Birthday in June


Why do we celebrate in June, when the Queen's birthday is in April?

Australia has been celebrating the 'monarch's birthday' since 1788 when Governor Arthur Phillip declared a holiday to mark the birthday of the King of Great Britain. The monarch at the time was King George III (1760 – 1820) was born on the 4th June 1738. Until 1936 it was held on the actual birthday of the Monarch, but after the death of George V it was decided to keep it on the 2nd Monday in June.
Source: wikipedia.org

And to one young reader, no, not Freddie Mercury's birthday, or anything to do with the rock group QUEEN, it is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

2nd Monday in June


The celebration of the Queen’s Birthday falls on the second Monday in June in all states except for Western Australia.

Queens Birthday Weekend Guide


Melbourne What's Open | Queen's Birthday Weekend -

Melbourne Queens Birthday Calendar - events taking place over the long weekend.

Melbourne A.F.L Clash at the M.C.G - Collingwood versus Melbourne.

Melbourne See further down the page for highlighted Queen's Birthday events

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A Taste of Portugal Festival 2016 A Taste of Portugal Festival 2016

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Championship Show 2016 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Championship Show 2016

Good Food and Wine Show 2016 Good Food and Wine Show 2016

Havana to Melbourne Cuban Festival 2016 Havana to Melbourne Cuban Festival 2016

Heathcote On Show 2016 Heathcote On Show 2016

Kingki Kingdom Kingki Kingdom

Mansfield Bush Market | Queens Birthday Mansfield Bush Market | Queens Birthday

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2016 Melbourne International Singers Festival 2016

Melbourne Swing Festival 2017 Melbourne Swing Festival 2017

Model Expo 2016 Model Expo 2016

Mornington Peninsula Winter Wine Weekend 2016 Mornington Peninsula Winter Wine Weekend 2016

Mornington Winter Jazz & Blues Festival 2016 Mornington Winter Jazz & Blues Festival 2016

Mortlake Art Show 2016 Mortlake Art Show 2016

Mudbash 2016 Mudbash 2016

National Celtic Festival 2016 National Celtic Festival 2016

Rutherglen Winery Walkabout 2016 Rutherglen Winery Walkabout 2016

Snow Jam At Portsea Hotel Snow Jam At Portsea Hotel

Steam Rally Echuca Moama 2016 Steam Rally Echuca Moama 2016

Taggerty 4 Seasons Market Taggerty 4 Seasons Market

Viper Room | Trance Anthems Viper Room | Trance Anthems

Waverley Model Railway Club Exhibition 2016 Waverley Model Railway Club Exhibition 2016

Wine & Wildlife Weekend | Healesville Sanctuary Wine & Wildlife Weekend | Healesville Sanctuary

Woodend Winter Art Show Woodend Winter Art Show

Woodend Winter Arts Festival 2016 Woodend Winter Arts Festival 2016



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