New Zealand will mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with a State Memorial Service and one-off public holiday on Monday 26 September.

The event is a chance to celebrate her life and reign. It will take place at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul at 2pm, and will be attended by invited community representatives only.

The Memorial Service will be broadcast and live streamed on the website of the Office of the Governor General.

A national minute of silence will occur at 2pm, at the beginning of the Memorial Service. It offers a way for people, wherever they might be in Aotearoa New Zealand, to collectively pause and acknowledge the passing of the Queen and her extraordinary 70 years of service.

Members of the public are invited to attend a 2pm screening of the Memorial Service, held on the grounds of Parliament. This will be a no-alcohol, family-friendly event. You are advised to bring your own seating. If possible, please use public transport to and from Parliament. The screening will go ahead rain or shine.

Council Services on 26 September

Council offices, the Events Centre, and the library will be closed on Monday 26 September.

Visit our Contact page for out of hours services details for urgent requests.