26 September 2023

DPC recognises Her Majesty’s passing

Start the conversation

The South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) has released a statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who sadly passed away on 8 September 2022.

Having reigned as the Queen of England, Australia and South Australia, as well as a number of other States and nations for more than 70 years, Her Majesty is remembered for her commitment to dutifully serving her subjects constantly, consistently and wisely.

In a statement the Department said Queen Elizabeth was the first ruling monarch of Australia to visit South Australia’s shores and Her great fondness and interest in the welfare of her South Australian subjects was evident through her seven visits to follow.

“Her Majesty’s first visit to our State was with the late Duke of Edinburgh in March 1954,” the Department said.

‘Some 200,000 people lined the route from the Parafield Airport, where they were met by the Premier, Tom Playford at Government House,” it said.

“Her last visit to South Australia was in February 2002.”

The Department said that as a sign of respect and to acknowledge the passing of Her Majesty, the South Australian Government is to support a number of observances, including flag protocols, illuminations, a projection on Government House, condolence books and a State Church service.

It said the proclamation of the accession of His Majesty The King – Queen Elizabeth’s son Charles – was held on the steps of Parliament House at 2pm, Sunday 11 September 2022.

It said members of the public attended and the event was live-streamed on the DPC website as well as SA Government Facebook page for those unable to attend.

“A State Service of thanksgiving for the life, work and witness of Her Majesty Elizabeth II will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 20 September at St Peter’s Cathedral.” it said.

The Department also circulated a flag protocol advising Agencies and Departments that as the State’s sign of mourning its Australian National Flag and all other flags flown at half-mast were to be lowered to half-mast until further notice.

Start the conversation

Be among the first to get all the Public Sector and Defence news and views that matter.

Subscribe now and receive the latest news, delivered free to your inbox.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.