King's Birthday

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AKA NameFormerly: Queen’s Birthday public holiday
2023 Date25 September 2023
2024 Date30 September 2024
King's Birthday (WA)

King's Birthday History

King's Birthday Public Holiday in Western Australia celebrates the birthday of the current Australian monarch. This day was formerly Queen's Birthday Public Holiday. As a constitutional monarchy, the current King of Australia and the other Commonwealth Realms is KIng Charles III. This recognition was bestowed after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Although King Charles was born on 14, November, 1948, the date of the birthday celebration was never changed after his great-grandfather, King George V, passed away in 1936. King George V was born on 3 June.

King's Birthday is celebrated in Western Australia in late September or early October. The date is decided on annually by proclamation of the state's Governor.

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King's Birthday Facts & Quotes

  • Australia is the 3rd most populous realm of the Commonwealth of Nations (after Canada and the UK).
  • King Charles III officially ascended to the throne on the 10th of September 2022. This is after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on the 8th of September, 2022.
  • King Charles III, at 73 is the oldest in British history to become King.
  • The Perth Agreement of 2011 amended royal succession laws which previously gave precedence to male heirs before females. Now, the line of succession is in birth order regardless of gender.
  • Wherever you may live in the United Kingdom, or in the Realms and territories across the world, and whatever may be your background or beliefs, I shall endeavour to serve you with loyalty, respect and love, as I have throughout my life - King Charles III address on 9 September 2022.

King's Birthday Top Events and Things to Do

  • Head to Perth to watch the large display of fireworks set off to celebrate the King in Western Australia.
  • Watch a movie about the Australian royal family. Some of our suggestions: The Young Victoria (2009), The Madness of King George (1994), The King's Speech (2010) and Lady Jane (1986).
  • Read a book about Australian history to gain a better understanding of the British colonisation that led to present day Australia's monarchy and the royal's birthday celebration. Some of our favourites include: Australia, A Time Line of History and The History of Australian Discovery and Colonisation.

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