Australian High Commission
United Kingdom

Royal Events 2018

For 2019 Royal Events, information will be posted here in January/February 2019

Welcome to Royal Events for 2018

Please monitor this page in the near future for the application process for Her Majesty's Royal Events in 2018.

Each year the Australian High Commission in London is allocated a limited number of invitations or tickets for Australian citizens to attend
Royal Events in the United Kingdom.  Please monitor this page regularly in February 2018 for this year's application process.


Please click on the following links for dates and application information for the Royal Events this year:

1. Royal Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse

        Applications now closed for 2018

   2. The Queen’s Birthday Parades: Trooping the Colour

        Applications now closed for 2018

3. Royal Ascot

         Applications now closed for 2018






Information and Dates for 2018

For more information, please follow us on Twitter or Facebook
or check the official pages of the British Monarchy below, regularly.

Royal Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Queen’s Birthday Parades: Trooping the Colour

Royal Ascot

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Application Process

Please note the following the application process and procedures for Royal Events in 2018. 

  • Online application process for all events.  Only applications submitted online through these pages will be accepted.  We no longer accept application forms sent by email or post.
  • We cannot process applications that are incomplete. Please pay careful attention to addresses and identification numbers.
  • Tickets are non-transferable.  Garden Party tickets must be collected from the Australian High Commission in London during a specified time in the lead-up to the event.  Trooping tickets will be emailed to successful applicants after payment has been recieved and processed.
  • There are clear application periods for each event – outside these dates, applications will not be accepted.
  • Online payment for Trooping of the Colour tickets is required.  This will be in the form of a credit-card authorisation form which we will send you.  More information will be provided to successful applicants.
  • Garden Party tickets must be collected from the Australian High Commission during a specified period, and Australian passport details will be verified again at this time.
    Please note: You may be requested to provide another (secondary) form of identification when you collect your tickets from the Australian High Commission, e.g. for Royal Garden Parties, you must show your passport AND another form of identification (eg. drivers licence, utility bill, bank statement). Tickets will not be posted to residential addresses in Australia or the United Kingdom.
  • Scanned copies of all requested documents should be prepared before you apply online.  On submitting your application, you will receive a unique reference number and you will be asked to upload (via an automatically generated email) all requested documents to complete your application. Your attachments (together) should not exceed 4MB; otherwise they will not be received.

The documents to be uploaded by email are:

  • Garden Parties:

    Scanned copies of passports for all applicants must be uploaded.  The primary applicant must be an Australian citizen, and provide an Australian passport, as well as a secondary form of identification with proof of address. Guests of the primary applicant must upload passport details and proof of address details.

  • Royal Ascot:

    Scanned copies of passports and a letter of recommendation must be uploaded.

  • Trooping the Colour

    Scanned copies of passports for all applicants must be uploaded.

You will receive an automatic email acknowledging that your attachments have been received.  Unless we have questions about your application, the next time you can expect to hear from us is when the ballot is announced.

Check this page or follow us on Twitter for more information on when the ballot is announced.

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Applicant Criteria:

  • Royal Garden Party events.  These are open only to Australian Citizens visiting the United Kingdom as tourists, and Australian Citizens with a temporary visa in the United Kingdom - not permanently resident. (eg. Working Holiday Visa, Temporary Work Visa, Student Visa etc.)
  • Trooping and Royal Ascot events.  The main applicant only must be an Australian Citizen and either visiting or permanently resident in the United Kindom.  Guests of the main applicant may be citizens of other countries.
  • The High Commission runs ballots for all events and results of the ballots are final. No correspondence will be entered into regarding their outcome.
  • Due to the limited number of invitations or tickets available, you can only apply for one Royal Event.
  • If you or your accompanying guests have already attended (or been issued a ticket) to a Royal Garden Party, you are not eligible to apply for a Garden Party again.

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The personal information in the online forms is collected by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for the purposes of registration for the 2018 Royal Events, London, and will only be used for purposes related to, or arising from, these activities.

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