14/06/2016 8:52 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:54 PM AEST

Australia's Rainbow Tributes To Orlando Shooting Families

The nation was lit up in solidarity.

Australia's landmarks were last night lit in rainbow colours and pink to show solidarity with the LGBTI community after 49 people were killed at a mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando, U.S.

Sydney reacts to Orlando shooting

From the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Melbourne Town Hall, Brisbane's Story Bridge and Perth's Council House, brilliant tributes shone into the night, while across the world, families grieved and anxiously awaited news from the more than 50 people injured.

NSW Premier Mike Baird shared an image of the Sydney Harbour Bridge lit rainbow colours with the simple statement "We grieve and stand with you ‪#orlando‬".


Our hearts are with you Orlando ❤️ from Melbourne #prayfororlando 📷 @cityofmelbourne

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Brisbane's Story Bridge was in a rainbow hue as night fell after news of the shooting at the gay club in Orlando.

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Sydney's Town Hall is illuminated pink in memory of the victims of the Orlando nightclub mass shooting.

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge is lit in rainbow colours.