Commonwealth Flag Network

Monday, 11 June 2018

In accordance with flag protocol, on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s 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, 11 June 2018, to celebrate The Queen’s Birthday. Other organisations are encouraged to follow this protocol. Queensland and Western Australia celebrate the birthday on different dates.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

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.

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

The Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Funeral Service for the Honourable Terence (Terry) Mackenroth will be held at 11am on Tuesday, 8 May 2018, at Our Lady of Graces Catholic Church, 100 Mayfield Road, Carina, Queensland.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Anzac Day is a day of special significance to all Australians, particularly for our serving military personnel and returned veterans. The Centenary of Anzac, being commemorated from 2014 to 2018, is an important period of national significance. For further information on the Anzac Centenary please see the Anzac Centenary website.

Friday, 13 April 2018

A State Funeral Service for the Honourable Jocelyn Newman AO will be held at 1.00 pm on Friday, 13 April 2018, in the Anzac Memorial Chapel of St Paul, corner of Robert Campbell and Miles Roads, Royal Military College Duntroon, Canberra, ACT.

Mrs Newman was a Senator for Tasmania from 1986-2002 and held four ministerial posts: Minister for Family and Community Services (1998-2001), Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women (1998-2001), Minister for Social Security (1996-1998) and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women (1996-1997).

Monday, 12 March 2018

Commonwealth Day is celebrated every year by 53 Commonwealth countries on the second Monday in March. This year it falls on Monday, 12 March 2018. 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.

Friday, 09 March 2018

The Tasmanian Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Funeral Service for Dr Vanessa Goodwin will be held at 2.00pm on Friday, 9 March 2018, at St David's Anglican Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania.

Dr Goodwin was the Member for Pembroke in the Tasmanian Legislative Council from 2009 to 2017 and served as Tasmanian Attorney-General from 2014 to 2017.

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.

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