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In pictures: Sydney mourns Queen Elizabeth II

Floral tributes and flags at half-mast marked the death of Her Majesty.

  • Floral tributes at Government House

    The Governor of NSW laid a floral tribute to Her Majesty outside Government House on Sunday 11 September. It was one of many beautiful floral arrangements laid outside the building.

    Credit: Abril Felman/City of Sydney
  • Cards and well wishes for the Royal family

    Kids’ drawings, cards, and even a few photos of Her Majesty were thoughtfully placed among the flowers.

    Credit: Abril Felman/City of Sydney
  • Flowers for Her Majesty

    If you’d like to see the floral tributes, you can visit Government House, located in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. The gates 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.

    Credit: Abril Felman/City of Sydney
  • Flags at half-mast

    One of the most visible ways that Sydney has marked the passing of Queen Elizabeth II is by flying flags at half-mast.

    Following tradition, the Australian flag will stay at half-mast until the day after the Queen's funeral.

    Flags around the country were raised briefly at midday on Saturday 10 September for the proclamation of the accession of King Charles III.

    At dusk, the flags we again lowered to half-mast.

    Credit: Abril Felman/City of Sydney
  • 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.

    Credit: Abril Felman/City of Sydney