Aussies across the country will pause for a minute of silence this Thursday, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Commonwealth Flag Officer confirmed the minute’s silence would take place at 11 am AEST at the beginning of a national service broadcast out of Canberra.

On Australia’s National Day of Mourning, the Australian flag will remain at half mast until the end of the day on all Australian government buildings, while vice-regal standards will remain at full mast.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the one-off public holiday would be an opportunity for all Australians to “pay tribute to the life of the Queen”.

On Thursday, a national memorial service will be held at Parliament House with all state and territory leaders in attendance and will be broadcast live across the country at exactly 11 am AEST, beginning with a minute of silence.

All Australians are encouraged to “take time to pause and reflect” on the Queen’s decades-long service.

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