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Queensland says Welcome! 

Now in its 15th year, LUMINOUS is one of Queensland’s largest welcome events, capturing the imagination of Queenslanders with its spectacular use of light to symbolise hope and create welcome for new Queenslanders. 

The LUMINOUS Lantern Parade is now an iconic event on the annual Queensland events calendar, held in conjunction with Queensland Day (6 June) to celebrate Queensland’s birthday and our unique culture, heritage, people, places and industries. 

The spectacular lantern procession will begin at Flowstate, South Bank, winding its way on a short and symbolic walk down the promenade taking in the sites of the city skyline.  

The Parade ends at the South Bank Piazza for a vibrant World music concert, with the lanterns bathed in the luminous light symbolising welcome and hope for many people from all over the world, especially our newest Queenslanders. 

LUMINOUS attracts supporters from across the community including all levels of government, corporate and community organisations.  

Indigenous elders, migrant and refugee communities, service providers, education and training providers, church organisations, schools, various stakeholder groups and the wider community also walk in the Parade or participate in a range of LUMINOUS satellite events. 

LUMINOUS 2022 will feature its traditional array of beautiful lanterns held by our partners and sponsors, communities and stakeholders. The lanterns include a koala, owl, giraffe, clownfish, kangaroo, elephant, lion and rainbow serpent, along with characters such as Alice in Wonderland, and iconic Brisbane landmarks including the Story Bridge and City Hall. We also have some new creative surprises in 2022. 

This year Multicultural Australia will feature LUMINOUS in the Neighbourhood across Brisbane and in Toowoomba and Rockhampton, spreading the message of welcome across Queensland. 

Register to attend now to help us light the way to welcome.

June 10, 2022 at 5:00pm - 9pm
Southbank Parklands
Clem Jones Promenade South Brisbane QLD 4101
Brisbane, QLD 4101
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Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.


Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.