Commonwealth Flag Network
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
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.
Friday, 06 October 2017
The Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Funeral Service for Dr Evelyn Scott AO will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, 6 October 2017 at Townsville Stadium, 40–48 Murray Lyons Crescent, Annandale, Townsville, Queensland.
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
The Northern Territory Department of the Chief Minister advises that a State Memorial Service for the late Dr G Yunupingu will be held at 11.30am on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at the Darwin Convention Centre.
Dr Yunupingu will be remembered as a ground-breaking musician. His voice and music was rich with his language and culture, which he shared with millions of people around the world.
Sunday, 17 September 2017
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.
Sunday, 03 September 2017
Sunday, 3 September 2017 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, 31 August 2017
The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial Service for the Honourable Fiona Richardson MP will be held at 10.30am on Thursday, 31 August 2017, at The Regal Ballroom, Northcote, Victoria.
Elected to the Victorian Parliament as the Member for Northcote in 2006, Ms Richardson held a range of ministerial positions including as Australia’s first Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Minister for Women.
Monday, 21 August 2017
A State Memorial Service for the late Ms Betty Cuthbert AM MBE will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, 21 August 2017, at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, NSW.
Ms Cuthbert won four Olympic gold medals and set nine world records during her extraordinary sporting career. She was appointed MBE in 1965 for services to athletics in NSW, and in 1984 was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of service to sport and the community.
Friday, 18 August 2017
A State Funeral Service for the Honourable John Richard "Johno" Johnson will be held at 10:30am on Friday, 18 August 2017, at St Mary's Cathedral, College Street, Sydney, NSW.
Mr Johnson was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1976 for the Australian Labor Party. He served as the Council's President from 1978 to 1991 and remained a member of the Council until 2001. In 2015, Mr Johnson was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Gregory the Great by Pope Francis.
Monday, 14 August 2017
A State Funeral Service for the late Mr Les Murray AM will be held at 11am on Monday 14 August 2017 at St Mary’s Cathedral, College Street, Sydney, NSW.
Mr Murray was one of Australia’s most recognised and loved sporting identities. Throughout his 35 year broadcasting career he was a passionate advocate for football and an instrumental figure in making the world game part of our culture today. He came to Australia as a refugee from Hungary and throughout his life was a dedicated advocate for refugees and a champion of multiculturalism.
Sunday, 02 July 2017
National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week is held every year during the first full week in 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 2 to 9 July inclusive, is ‘Our Languages Matter’. Further information is on the NAIDOC website.