Commonwealth Flag Network

Monday, 08 June 2020

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. 

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

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.

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Anzac Day is a day of special significance to all Australians, particularly for our serving military personnel and returned veterans.  

Thursday, 23 April 2020

The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet has issued a request for flags to be flown at half-mast with immediate effect on Thursday, 23 April 2020.

Monday, 09 March 2020

Commonwealth Day is celebrated every year by 54 Commonwealth countries on the second Monday in March. This year it falls on Monday, 9 March 2020. 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.

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.