How the Queen lives on in Australia

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* The QEII Jubilee Hospital in Brisbane, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, The QEII Medical Centre in Perth, Queen Elizabeth II Rehabilitation Centre in Sydney and Queen Elizabeth Centre in Ballarat.

* Elizabeth, a suburb in Adelaide's outer north. The City of Elizabeth, formed in 1955 and visited by the Queen in 1963, was amalgamated into the larger City of Playford in 1997.

* Princess Elizabeth Land in the Australian Antarctic Territory

* Queen Elizabeth Park in Concord, Sydney

* Elizabeth Quay in Perth, a redevelopment of the Perth riverside named in honour of Queen Elizabeth during her Diamond Jubilee. Also known colloquially as Betty's Jetty.

* Spring Hill in Brisbane claims the only statue in the world of Queen Elizabeth holding a handbag.

* Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, also known as the Brisbane Supreme and District Court

* Norfolk Island and Echo Point in the Blue Mountains both offer up vistas under her name.

*Queen Elizabeth II Memorial, a sandstone wall in Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden, built to commemorate the spot where she first set foot on Australian soil in 1954.

* The home of the Brisbane Commonwealth Games in 1982 was originally named QEII Stadium.

* The Queen's head is on every Australian coin and the five-dollar note, which will continue to circulate during the transition to currency bearing Charles' profile.

* Australia is one of the few realms to have a public holiday to honour the Queen's birthday.

* Australia Post has issued a special stamp each year to commemorate her birthday and Order of Australia honours are announced on the June public holiday.

* Fittingly, the thoroughbred-loving Queen has a race named for her - The Queen Elizabeth Stakes Group 1 weight for age race run over 2000m at Royal Randwick during the Autumn Race Carnival.