Australia will have a one-off public holiday later this month to commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II.
The nation will hold a memorial service on September 22, with Aussies provided a national public holiday to mark the occasion.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese confirmed the holiday on Sunday morning while appearing on the ABC's Insiders program.
"That's to allow people to pay their respects for the passing of Queen Elizabeth," he said.
"I spoke to all premiers and chief ministers yesterday and I'm writing to them formally this morning ... they will have received their letters by now. They have all agreed that it's appropriate that it be a one-off national public holiday."
— Insiders ABC (@InsidersABC) September 10, 2022
Mr Albanese's Twitter account later posted a message confirming the upcoming public holiday.
The Queen's funeral in London has been confirmed for Monday, September 19.
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