Commonwealth Flag Network

Sunday, 23 February 2020

The New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial for those impacted by the recent bushfires will be held at 11:30am on Sunday, 23 February 2020 at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales.

The event will give members of the public from across New South Wales an opportunity to come together to recognise the lives lost, the sacrifices made, and to show support for the families and communities impacted by the bushfires. 

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The Northern Territory Government has requested half-masting of flags for the 78th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

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 Thursday, 13 February 2020.

Friday, 07 February 2020

The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet has advised that flags in Victoria will be flown at half-mast on Friday, 7 February 2020 to honour the victims of the Victorian bush fires in February 2009.

As a mark of mourning and respect the Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast all day on Friday, 7 February 2020 in Victoria only (optional elsewhere) from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are welcome to participate.

Wednesday, 05 February 2020

The Northern Territory Department of the Chief Minister advises that a State Funeral for the late Mr Ian Tuxworth, former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory will be held at 10.30 am on Wednesday, 5 February 2020 at St Mary's Star of the Sea Cathedral on the comer of McLachlan and Smith Streets, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Monday, 03 February 2020

The Victorian Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial Service for the Honourable John Cain will be held at 11am on Monday, 3 February 2020 at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria.

In 1976, Mr Cain was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the Member for Bundoora and became shadow Attorney-General. In September 1981, he was elected Leader of the Opposition. Mr Cain became Premier in April 1982 and he remains the fifth longest serving Premier of Victoria.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

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 Sunday, 26 January 2020. Other organisations are welcome to participate.

Friday, 24 January 2020

The New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet has issued a request for flags to be flown at half-mast on Friday, 24 January 2020. This is as a mark of mourning and respect for the three crew members lost on Thursday, 23 January 2020 when their C-130 aircraft crashed near Peak View in the Snowy Monaro area while conducting water bombing on large fires in the area.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Sultan of Oman, died on 10 January 2020.

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, 14 January 2020 Australia wide from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are welcome to participate.

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

The New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet has issued a request for flags to be flown at half-mast with immediate effect on Tuesday, 31 December 2019. This is as a mark of mourning and respect for the volunteer firefighter lost while battling the Green Valley fire near Jingellic, East of Albury on Monday 30 December.

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