Vale Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Published on 09 September 2022

Her Majesty The Queen visits Aberfoyle Park High School in 1986.

Australia mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, whose historic reign with seven decades of devoted service has come to an end. 

As a mark of mourning and respect, all City of Onkaparinga’s Australian flags will be flown at half-mast. When flying the Australian National Flag with other flags, all flags in the set will be flown at half-mast in accordance with federal government flag protocol. 

A special book where you can leave your condolences is available in our Civic Centre at Noarlunga. 

City of Onkaparinga Acting Mayor Simon McMahon encouraged those whose lives the Queen had touched to reflect on her long and historic life, and to pay their respects if they wish. 

 “Queen Elizabeth II dedicated over 70 years of service to the Commonwealth since her ascension to the throne in 1952, which included a visit to our city in 1986,” he said.

“This is a sad time for our community, including those who met the Queen during her visit to Onkaparinga. Her Majesty’s legacy will be one of steadfast devotion.”

To see how the South Australian Government is observing the death of Her Majesty The Queen and other ways you can pay your respects, visit the Department of the Premier and Cabinet’s website


Photo: The Queen pictured during her visit to Aberfoyle Park High School in 1986.