Commonwealth Flag Network

Thursday, 19 September 2019

The Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga, died on 12 September 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 Thursday, 19 September 2019 Australia wide from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are welcome to participate.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Citizenship Day was introduced in 2001. It is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate and value Australian citizenship, the peaceful, prosperous and inclusive society we share and to reflect on the role we play in building our nation and shaping our country's future as proud Australian citizens.

Monday, 09 September 2019

The New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial Service for the late Margaret Fulton OAM will be held at 4pm on Monday, 9 September 2019 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, Sydney, New South Wales.

Ms Fulton was the food editor for Woman’s Day and wrote more than 20 cookbooks. She was best known for her 1968 classic, The Margaret Fulton Cookbook.

Tuesday, 03 September 2019

Tuesday, 3 September 2019 is Australian National Flag Day.

Australian National Flag Day celebrates the first time the flag was flown, over the dome of the Exhibition Building in Melbourne on 3 September 1901. On this day Australia’s first Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Sir Edmund Barton, announced the winners of a competition to design a national flag for Australia.

3 September is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate the anniversary of the Australian National Flag by flying or displaying the Flag.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

A State Funeral for the Honourable Tim Fischer AC will be held at 1.00 pm on Thursday, 29 August 2019 at the Albury Entertainment Centre, Swift Street, Albury, New South Wales.

Mr Fischer was the Leader of the National Party from 1990 to 1999. He was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade from March 1996 to July 1999. From 2009 to 2012 he was the Australian Ambassador to the Holy See. 

Monday, 26 August 2019

The Western Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Funeral Service for Mr Graham “Polly” Farmer MBE will be held at 11am on Monday, 26 August 2019 at Optus Stadium, Perth, Western Australia.

Mr Farmer was one of Western Australia’s greatest football players. He played 356 games from 1953 to 1971 across the WAFL and VFL for East Perth, Geelong and West Perth. He also coached at each of the clubs. Mr Farmer was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1971 in recognition of service to the sport of Australian Rules Football.

Sunday, 07 July 2019

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week is held every year in early July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. This year, the theme for NAIDOC Week, which will be celebrated from 7 to 14 July inclusive, is Voice. Treaty.

Friday, 14 June 2019

A State Memorial Service for the Honourable Robert James Lee Hawke AC, former Prime Minister of Australia will be held at 11.30 am on Friday 14 June 2019 at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales.

Mr Hawke was the Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1979 for service to trade unionism and industrial relations. 

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The New South Wales Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial Service for the late Mr Les Murray AO will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at Mitchell Library Reading Room, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales.

Mr Murray was known for his sense of humour and insight, authoring over 40 books of poetry and essays, during an illustrious career spanning many decades.

Monday, 10 June 2019

In accordance with flag protocol, on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s Official Birthday, the flying of the Australian National Flag is encouraged.

Flag marshals in all Australian Government departments, authorities and related portfolio agencies are requested to fly or display the Australian National Flag on Monday, 10 June 2019, to celebrate The Queen’s Birthday. Other organisations are encouraged to follow this protocol. Queensland and Western Australia celebrate the birthday on different dates.