How can I express my condolences in Sydney? A range of commemorative services have been organised, both on the public holiday and the weekend.
Floral tributes and the condolence book at Government House closed on Monday but mourners can still sign an online condolence book.
Will hospitals be affected? Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he expected hospitals to remain unaffected and elective surgeries to go ahead.
However, Health Minister Mark Butler acknowledged some surgeries were being cancelled because of the public holiday.
What services will be closed on the public holiday? Post offices across the country will be closed. In NSW, banks and financial institutions will be closed. Retail and hospitality openings will vary.
Why wasn’t the public holiday on the day of the Queen’s funeral? Protocol dictates the official day of mourning in Australia falls on the day after the governor-general returns from the funeral.
Is Friday a public holiday too? NSW residents will head back to work and school on Friday – unlike our Victorian neighbours who will enjoy a four-day weekend thanks to the AFL grand final public holiday on Friday.
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