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Queensland 2022

2022 Events and activities in Queensland


Wattle bloom walks – Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens

  • Thursday 28 July – 10 am meet near the Visitors Centre - finished
  • Thursday 11 August – 10 am meet near the Visitors Centre - finished
  • Thursday 18 August - 10 am meet near the Visitors Centre - finished

Bookings essential.  Contact Mike Gilmour

Infrastructure light ups around Brisbane

Government House light up – thanks to the Governor of Queensland
Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM

 Government House Brisbane 1 Sept 2022

Government House (Fernberg Road, Paddington, Brisbane) lights for National Wattle Day


Kurilpa Bridge light up – thanks to the Queensland State Government


Brisbane City Council

From 31 August to 1 September

Story Bridge – thanks to Brisbane City Council

Victoria Bridge– thanks to Brisbane City Council

Reddacliff Statues – thanks to Brisbane City Council

Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens Dome  – thanks to Brisbane City Council


Redland City

IndigiScapes Native Nursery - 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba, QLD 4157

Redland City Council

1 September 2022 – National Wattle Day

Many events at the IndigiScapes Environmental Education centre and café

Look out for – art lessons, walks, chalk art, wattle seed cakes, a Wattle Fairy and lots more.


School tree plantings

Holy Cross School Wooloowin

Her Excellency, the Honourable Dr Jeanette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland, along with student representatives, will plant a wattle tree in the school grounds on Monday 29 August 2022.


Mt Cotton State School

The Redlands Deputy Mayor Cr Julie Talty, along with student representatives, and Mike Gilmour (Wattle Day Association) planted wattle trees in the school grounds on Monday 22 August 2022.

Mt Cotton tree planting Aug 2022


Corinda State High School 

The Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Cr Adrian Schrinner, along with student representatives, will plant a wattle tree in the school grounds on Wednesday 24 August 2022. In the meantime, check out the stunning artwork by Indigenous artist Cher’nee Sutton. that presents the Corinda State High School’s rich and diverse 60-year history

A bit of wattle day history in Queensland

The Queensland Wattle Day League was formed in 1912 by Mrs Papi and a small committee. The QWDL raised funds by selling fresh wattle sprigs and used the money to initially to provide scholarships to gifted locals to study abroad.  Its focus changed as soldiers returned from WW1.  Highlights from the fundraising activities of QWDL include

  • A scholarship to study overseas to Daphne Mayo, who went on to sculpt the tympanum over the entry to Brisbane City Hall and the Banjo Paterson statue at Winton
  • Funding of the Hospital Orthopaedic ward for returned service men missing limbs (now part of the RB&WH)


After branching out to help people with disabilities, the League became the Not-For-Profit organisation 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 Inc.

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Wattle for Miles (Qld)

Check out the wattles blooming in Queensland this year.
Photos courtesy of Ann and Ted Gibbons from their property, "Mirrabook" near Miles Qld.