What about the Royal Family?

Lots of republic supporters respect the Queen. We also believe our next head of state should be chosen by Australians - not by being someone's first-born son. The Queen has always said that it’s up to Australians to decide for ourselves. It’s not about the royals – it’s about us.

As a republic within the Commonwealth, Australia will acknowledge the role the UK has played in our past, and future English monarchs will continue to visit. They would be welcomed as friends and equals by an Australian head of state.