Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sadly passed away on 8 September 2022.

Having reigned for more than 70 years, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has dutifully served South Australia and the Commonwealth.

Her Majesty The Queen was the first ruling monarch of Australia to visit our shores and her great fondness and interest in the welfare of South Australians was evident through her 7 visits to South Australia during her reign.

Her Majesty The Queen's first visit to our state was with the late Duke of Edinburgh in March 1954. Some 200,000 people lined the route from the Parafield Airport, where they were met by the Premier, Tom Playford at Government House.

Her last visit to South Australia was in February 2002.

As a sign of respect and to acknowledge the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, the South Australian government will be supporting a number of observances, including flag protocols, illuminations, a projection on Government House, condolence books and a state church service.

The proclamation of the accession of His Majesty The King was held on the steps of Parliament House at 2pm on Sunday 11 September 2022.

A State Service of thanksgiving for the life, work and witness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took place at 6pm on Tuesday 20 September, at St Peter’s Cathedral.

Members of the public attended and these events were live-streamed on the DPC website and SA Government Facebook page for those unable to attend.