Australia to light up blue for the Big Freeze 8

Big Freeze 8 illuminations are set to light up Australia this long weekend, beginning on Friday (10 June), as we lead into the Big Freeze event on Queens Birthday (13 June). Once again, prominent landmarks and buildings across the country will be taking part by illuminating in the iconic cornflower blue.

Illuminations play an important part in the fight against MND and continue to be an incredible show of solidarity and support for all those who have been diagnosed, or are currently fighting their battle against the Beast, and in memory of those who have died.

The Blue Cornflower is the international symbol of hope and courage for MND. It is a flower that can withstand all elements and it’s blue colour never fades. The blue symbolizes and reflects the tremendous strength and resilience of those people who are living with MND.

Every day, two people will die from MND and two more will be diagnosed. The average life expectancy of a person living with MND is 27 months.

It is the courage of those currently fighting and those who have died from the disease that never fails to inspire us. They are the reason why we do what we do.

To those we have lost, and to those in the fight, we Play On for you.

See the full list of illumination locations across Australia below:


  • Flinders Street Station
  • Melbourne Town Hall
  • AAMI Park
  • MCG
  • Bolte Bridge, Habitat Filter, Sound Tube
  • Royal Exhibition Building
  • Federation Square
  • Exhibition Centre


Western Australia

  • Bell Tower
  • Council House
  • Elizabeth Quay Pedestrian Bridge
  • Matagarup Bridge
  • Mount Street and Sky Ribbon Bridges
  • Joondalup Drive Bridge and Northbridge Tunnel
  • Trafalgar Brudge
  • Yagan Square



  • Gabba
  • Storey Bridge (Monday, 13 June)
  • Kurilpa Bridge
  • Victoria Bridge
  • Brisbane City Hall
  • King George Square
  • Reddacliff Place Sculptures


South Australia

  • Adelaide Railway Station/Sky City Casino
  • City of Adelaide Town Hall
  • Riverbank Footbridge



  • The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)