Commonwealth Flag Network

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The New South Wales Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Funeral Service for Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE will be held at 10.00am on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 at St James Church, King Street, Sydney, NSW.

Monday, 19 February 2018

The Northern Territory Government has requested half-masting of flags for the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

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 Tuesday, 13 February 2018.

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

The Victorian Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Funeral Service for Mr Ronald (Ron) Walker will be held at 2.00pm on Wednesday, 7 February 2018 at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC.

Mr Walker served the Australian community in various roles including as Lord Mayor of Melbourne from 1974 to 1976, Commissioner for Melbourne’s 1996 Olympics bid, Chairman of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Chairman of the Melbourne Major Events Company and Chairman of the Microsurgery Foundation of the Bernard O'Brien Institute of St Vincent's Hospital.

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet has advised that flags in Victoria will be flown at half-mast on Wednesday, 7 February 2018 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 Wednesday, 7 February 2018 in Victoria only (optional elsewhere) from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies.  Other organisations are welcome to participate.

Monday, 05 February 2018

A State Memorial Service for the Honourable Barry Cohen AM will be held at 11.00 am on Monday, 5 February 2018 in the Members’ Dining Room, Old Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Victorian Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial Service for the Honourable Andrew McCutcheon will be held at 11.00am on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 at the St Kilda Town Hall, 99A Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC.

Elected to the Victorian Parliament as the Member for St Kilda in 1982, Mr McCutcheon dedicated more than 40 years to his community through local and state government roles.

Friday, 26 January 2018

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 Friday, 26 January 2018. Other organisations are welcome to participate.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The Victorian Government will hold a State Memorial Service to commemorate the people who were killed and injured on Bourke Street, Melbourne, on 20 January 2017. The Service will be held from 12 noon to 1.30 pm on Tuesday, 23 January 2018, at the Royal Exhibition Building (Carlton Gardens), 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria.

Thursday, 04 January 2018

A State Funeral for Lady Florence Isabel Bjelke-Petersen will be held at 1.00 pm on Thursday, 4 January 2018 at Kingaroy Town Hall, Glendon Street, Kingaroy, QLD.

Lady Flo is remembered for her service to Queensland, including as a Senator for Queensland from 1981 to 1993. A media release from the Prime Minister and the Premier of Queensland is available on the Prime Minister’s website.