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How to pay your respects to Queen Elizabeth II in Sydney

Where to leave floral tributes and condolence messages, and observe the passing of Her Royal Highness.

Share a message of condolence

You’re invited to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Australian Government condolence book. It will be printed and forwarded to Buckingham Palace.

See Sydney Opera House sails illuminated for the Queen

The sails of the Sydney Opera House will be illuminated in honour of Queen Elizabeth II on Friday 9 September from 7.30pm to midnight and again on Saturday 10 September from 6.30pm to midnight.

More details on the NSW Government website.

Leave a floral tribute at Government House

The Royal Family has noted that instead of leaving floral tributes, Australians may wish to consider donating to a charity of choice.

If you wish to leave a floral tribute, you may do so near the gates of Government House Sydney, at Parade Ground inside the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. This location was chosen because Government House Sydney is the home of the Governor of NSW, the sovereign’s official representative in NSW.

The gates of Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will be kept open until 6pm.

There are very strict protocols around the types of flowers and bouquets that can be brought into the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney precinct. See the NSW Government website for details.

Visit the NSW Government website for up-to-date information as more commemorative events and memorials are announced.