Queen’s Birthday (Graduate House closed)
14 June, 2021
Queen’s Birthday is a public holiday in Australia. As a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the official head of state for Australia is the Monarch of the Realms, currently Queen Elizabeth II. Though born on April 21, 1926, the Queen’s official birthday is celebrated on the second Monday of June, a date close to the birth date (3 June) of King George V. On this Day, the Queen’s Birthday honors list is released to welcome the new members of the Order of Australia and other honors issued by the Australian government or the Queen for exceptional service to Australians, Australia or humanity as a whole.