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Queen's Birthday 21 Gun Salute

A 21 Gun Salute to mark the official birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

11 June 2022 11:45 am - 11 June 2022 12:10 pm
Lower Forecourt, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Free admission
Accessible venue

A 21 Gun Salute on the Lower Forecourt at 12pm will mark the official birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of State.

Although her actual birthday is 21 April, the reigning monarch usually holds an official birthday in early June. This is to coincide with the finer weather in the northern hemisphere that benefits the outdoor ceremonies. In Victoria, this falls on the second Monday in June.

A 21 Gun Salute is a traditional salute that involves firing blanks from an artillery piece or cannon. It is used to acknowledge special royal occasions within the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.

Shrine Representative.

  • Shrine Governor Colonel Jason Cooke

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Reviewed 16 May 2022

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