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From Brisbane to the Gold Coast and up to Townsville, councils are lighting up to celebrate National Wattle Day in 2021.


The Queensland Wattle Day League was formed in 1912 to celebrate Wattle Day on the 1st September with the rest of Australia, and to fund raise to support art scholarships.

Over the years, the League went through ups and downs in Queensland, ever evolving and adapting to the changing world.

After branching out to help people with disabilities, it wasn’t until 2003 that the League became the Not-For-Profit we know well today – Open Minds.

Today, Open Minds is a registered NDIS provider and charity still based in Queensland, and its purpose is enabling a positive and independent future for people living with mental illness and disabilities.

Open Minds is a proud sponsor of the Wattle Day Association.

Get involved with Wattle Day in Queensland and see below what’s going on in various cities in Queensland.



The Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge and the Reddacliff Place sculptures: Donna Marcus Steam 2006
will be lit for National Wattle Day on 1 September 2021

 In the lead up to to National Wattle Day...Jill Don led a wattle walk:

Queensland’s Vulnerable Acacias

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, 18th July, 2021

Queensland’s acacias flower in these cooler months. We appreciate their beauty,  symbolism, and  their incredible variety in colour, foliage and form.  Acacias also provide habitat, timber and food, and can help restore degraded landscapes.  Mt Coot-tha’s collection includes common species and others that are vulnerable.

Mt Coot-tha Endangered Wattle Walk 18 July 21


Guided walks will be taking place at Mt Coot-Tha Botanical gardens.
Call to book a tour on 3403 2535, and
see if you can find the Queensland Silver Wattle, (pictured below) on your walk!


Queensland Silver Wattle

Photo: © Suzette D Searle

Acacia podalyriifolia (Queensland Silver Wattle, Mt Morgan Wattle)

Mt Morgan

Mt Morgan Wattle Day Festival

Sunday, 12 September 2021 | 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Mount Morgan Historic Rail Station & Visitor Information Centre,
1 Railway Parade, Mount Morgan QLD 4714,




Townsville is lighting up yellow and green 1-2 September 2021. Enjoy the night lights for National Wattle Day.

    • Townsville sign
    • Victoria Bridge
    • Wharton Reef Lighthouse
    • George Roberts Bridge
    • Old Magistrates Court House
    • Little Fletcher Bridge