Australian National Flag Day celebrates the first time the flag was flown on 3 September 1901. On 28 August 1996, the then Governor-General, Sir William Deane, issued a proclamation that officially established 3 September as Australian National Flag Day.
Flag Day is an opportunity to remind all Australians of the importance and significance of Australia’s foremost national symbol. The Flag features in the national curriculum under civics and citizenship. The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet provides a flag kit which can be used to help promote an understanding of Australia's democratic heritage and traditions, and the shared values of freedom, tolerance, respect, responsibility and inclusion.
The flag kit consists of the following resources:
- Flag Day Fact Sheet DOCX 923 KB | PDF 102 KB
- Australian National Flag – Fun Facts DOCX 591 KB | PDF 163 KB
- Australian National Flag Fact Sheet DOCX 621 KB | PDF 76 KB
- Flag outline for colouring in PDF 34 KB
- Flag info sheet with how to recreate the flag PDF 161 KB
- Australian Red Ensign Fact Sheet DOCX 1,060 KB | PDF 73 KB