Show us what you love most about Queensland with #MaroonIt

Published Thursday, 25 May, 2023 at 04:23 PM

Premier and Minister for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

  • Queensland Day, 6 June 2023, Queensland will commemorate 164 years since separating from New South Wales.
  • Celebrate state pride this Queensland Day by sharing a photo or video of what you love most about Queensland with #MaroonIt.
  • 10 community events will be held across the state, Queensland Day will also be commemorated with the 2023 Queensland Greats Awards recipients announced in Brisbane on Tuesday 6 June.

Queensland Day is commemorated annually on 6 June, providing an opportunity to celebrate the state’s culture and heritage and what’s great about being a Queenslander.

Queenslanders are encouraged to share on social media what they love most about Queensland by using #MaroonIt. Entrants could win vouchers to experience great sporting events, art, music, food, and travel experiences.

Funded through the Queensland Day Sponsorship Program, communities across the state will celebrate by lighting up landmarks maroon and hosting Queensland Day events.

Queensland Day Ambassadors, Ali Brigginshaw, Nick Marshall OAM, Chern’ee Sutton, Astrid Jorgensen, and Alastair MacLeod will also join the celebration this year and share what they love most about the Sunshine State.

Quotes attributable to the Premier:

“Queensland Day is fast approaching – an opportunity to share all that we love about being a Queenslander.

“From food, culture, people or places, there are lots of things that make Queensland great and it’s our time shine a light on them. 

“There will be lots of events taking place around the state to celebrate, from picnics to festivals, markets and art displays, so get involved and have the best Queensland Day.

“I also look forward to announcing our 2023 Queensland Greats on Queensland Day, honouring those Queenslanders who have significantly contributed to the development of the state.”

Quotes attributable to Ali Brigginshaw, Captain of Brisbane Broncos and Queensland Day Ambassador:

“It’s an honour and a privilege to be a Queensland Day Ambassador and to help celebrate what it means to be a Queenslander.

“I am proud to call Queensland home and I’m looking forward to celebrating Queensland Day with family and friends, sharing what we love about our great state.”

Further information:

To find out more about Queensland Day and its events, and to access decoration tools and an interactive timeline of Queensland’s history, visit

Follow Queensland Day on Facebook for the latest Queensland Day news and share what you love most about Queensland with #MaroonIt.

Queensland Day is an initiative of the Queensland Government.