Commonwealth Flag Network
Sunday, 26 May 2019
National Sorry Day acknowledges and raises awareness of the history and continued effect of the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from their families, communities and culture. National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.
Friday, 17 May 2019
Australia tonight mourns the passing of its 23rd Prime Minister (1983-91), the Honourable Robert (Bob) James Lee Hawke AC. He provided a lifetime of service to Australia as a parliamentarian, as Prime Minister and humanitarian.
As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with protocol, the Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast all day on Friday, 17 May 2019 from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are welcome to participate.
Thursday, 25 April 2019
Anzac Day is a day of special significance to all Australians, particularly for our serving military personnel and returned veterans.
Friday, 29 March 2019
New Zealand will hold a National Remembrance Service for the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack at 10am (New Zealand local time) on Friday, 29 March 2019 at Hagley Park, Christchurch, New Zealand. Flags at New Zealand Government buildings will be flown at half-mast.
Friday, 22 March 2019
The Victorian Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial Service for the late Dame Margaret Scott AC DBE will be held at 10am on Friday, 22 March 2019 at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria.
Dame Margaret will be remembered for her extraordinary contribution to ballet, dance, education and cultural life in Australia. A champion of aspiring dancers and choreographers as well as a much loved teacher, Dame Margaret was central to the founding of The Australian Ballet in 1962 and The Australian Ballet School two years later.
Saturday, 16 March 2019
Flags across Australia will be flown at half-mast on Saturday, 16 March 2019 to honour the victims of the tragic events in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 15 March 2019.
As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with protocol, the Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast all day on Saturday, 16 March 2019 from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are welcome to participate.
Monday, 11 March 2019
Commonwealth Day is celebrated every year by 53 Commonwealth countries on the second Monday in March. This year it falls on Monday, 11 March 2019. The aim of commemorating Commonwealth Day is to promote understanding of global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth of Nations to improve the lives of its citizens. 2019 also marks the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Commonwealth as it is configured today, with old ties and new links enabling co-operation towards social, political and economic development, which is both inclusive and sustainable.
Thursday, 07 March 2019
The Victorian Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Funeral Service for the Honourable William Albert Landeryou will be held at noon on Thursday, 7 March 2019 at St Monica's Catholic Church, 820 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Victoria.
Friday, 01 March 2019
A State Funeral Service for the Honourable Dr John Herron AO will be held at 10am on Friday, 1 March 2019 at The Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane, Queensland.
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
The Northern Territory Government has requested half-masting of flags for the 77th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.