This year, the QVB showcases a truly unique Christmas tree, shining a light on the importance of Aboriginal culture within Australia.

The Australian native Wollemi Pine-inspired Christmas tree ushers in the next chapter of its artistic overlay, with a collaboration of First Nations artists from Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative.

Situated on the ground floor of the QVB, Dr Bronwyn Bancroft’s interactive art installation wraps around a lustrous vision of bush and rainforest. It is embedded with tools and utensils of which are emblematic of the ingenious innovation of Aboriginal people. As well as the beauty of Indigenous art, intelligence, systems, and knowledge that has existed for over 60,000 years. You can hear the sounds of endangered birds from Songs of Disappearance by The Bowerbird Collective above you, while you immerse yourself in the sights and colours of the work

Jude Jarrett and Jeffrey Samuels are the creators of the artwork on the Flannel Flowers that can be viewed from Level 1 and Level 2. Between them they have hand painted over twenty-four beautifully detailed creations. Their art explores themes of connection with country, Mother Nature, and a celebration of our native flora and fauna. You’ll find these nestled amongst other illuminated Flannel Flowers and Seed Baubles inspired by the Australian native Quandong.

Finish your journey on Level 2 with a nod to past traditions and a celebration of our Christmas history with the famous Swarovski tree topper adorning the top of the new tree. There’s also an exclusive Augmented Reality (AR) experience on Level 2 where Dr Bronwyn Bancroft’s Southern Royal Albatross inspired bird decorations from Ground Floor come to life and fly around the Christmas Tree.

Explore the iconic QVB tree from every floor to experience new perspectives.


For more information:

Where: Queen Victoria Building, Sydney NSW 2000


When: Every day, all day Wednesday 23 November to Monday 9 January 2023

Closed Sunday 25 December and Sunday 1 January 2023