Flags at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect and mourning

Online and in-person condolence books are being set up around the world, as people wake to the news of the queen's passing at Balmoral in Scotland.

Nationally in Australia, condolence books will also be opened at Parliament House and Government House in Canberra, as well as on the website of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, further information about mourning observances will be available on the Governor-General’s website.

Condolence books may also be available in your region. Please check with your local council for more information on condolence books in your area.