At the state level The Queen is represented by the Governors of each state who are appointed on the advice of each state Premier.
Even while based in the United Kingdom, The Queen is sensitive to her role as Queen of Australia, acknowledging issues which affect Australia through messages or congratulating Australian achievement.
In February 2006, for example, The Queen hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for prominent Australians living in the United Kingdom.
In addition The Queen holds a number of titles in the Australian Armed Forces, and has attended many events to honour their service in world conflicts.
The Queen aims to recognise the achievements of the country’s different cultures and communities, from traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to the vibrant and economically flourishing cities.
At her Coronation on 2 June 1953, The Queen swore an oath to govern the peoples of Australia and her other realms “according to their respective laws and customs.”