Commonwealth Flag Network
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
The Northern Territory Government has requested half-masting of flags for the 77th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
On 13 February 2008 the Australian Parliament made a formal apology to members of the Stolen Generations. To recognise the anniversary of the occasion and in national recognition of Indigenous Australians, the Australian Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag should be flown on additional flagpoles, where available, next to or near the Australian National Flag on Australian Government buildings and establishments all day on Wednesday, 13 February 2019.
Thursday, 07 February 2019
The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet has advised that flags in Victoria will be flown at half-mast on Thursday, 7 February 2019 to honour the victims of the Victorian bush fires in February 2009. They will also be flown at half-mast on Monday, 4 February 2019 in Victoria to coincide with a State Commemoration for the 10 year anniversary to be held at the Royal Exhibition Building. Further information is available at https://www.vic.gov.au/2009-bushfires.
Saturday, 26 January 2019
Australia Day is a time to celebrate the nation and people we have become. We celebrate the history that has made us who we are; the country that we love and the values and institutions that underpin it.
To contribute to the national celebration and as a demonstration of national pride, and in accordance with flag protocol, all Australian Government departments and associated portfolio agencies should fly or display the Australian National Flag all day on Saturday, 26 January 2019. Other organisations are welcome to participate.
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
A State Memorial Service for the Honourable Gordon Scholes AO will be held at 11.00 am on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 at Tuckers Chapel, Barrabool Hills Centre, 4-32 Province Boulevard, Highton, Victoria.
Mr Scholes was Minister for Territories from 1984 to 1987, Minister for Defence from 1983 to 1984 and Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1975 to 1976. He represented the Federal Seat of Corio in the House of Representatives from 1967 to 1993. Mr Scholes was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1993 for service to the Australian Parliament.
Thursday, 06 December 2018
The Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Funeral Service for Dr Ernestine ‘Bonita’ Mabo AO will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at Townsville Stadium, 40–48 Murray Lyons Crescent, Annandale, Townsville, Queensland.
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
The Victorian Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Funeral Service for Mr Sisto Malaspina will be held at 10.30am on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne, Victoria.
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 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 in Victoria only from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are welcome to participate.
Sunday, 11 November 2018
Remembrance Day is a day of special significance to all Australians, commemorating the loss of Australian lives in all wars, conflicts and peace operations. From 2014 – 2018, Australia is commemorating the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since our nation’s involvement in the First World War. Information about the Anzac Centenary is available at the Anzac Centenary website.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018
United Nations Day is observed in Australia on 24 October each year to commemorate the coming into force of the United Nations Charter in 1945.
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
His Excellency Mr Tran Dai Quang, President of Vietnam, died on 21 September 2018.
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 Wednesday, 26 September 2018 Australia wide from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are welcome to participate.