Commonwealth Flag Network

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

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.  


Wednesday, 26 September 2018

His Excellency Mr Tran Dai Quang, President of Vietnam, died on 21 September 2018.

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 Wednesday, 26 September 2018 Australia wide from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies.  Other organisations are welcome to participate.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

The Victorian Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial Service for Ms Mirka Mora will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, at the Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria.

The service will recognise Mirka’s significant and unique contribution to Melbourne’s cultural and culinary scene. It will be a celebration of Mirka’s bold, brave and colourful life, drawing inspiration from her irreverent character and passion for food, art and fun.

Monday, 17 September 2018

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, 03 September 2018

Monday, 3 September 2018 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.

Sunday, 08 July 2018

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 8 to 15 July inclusive, is ‘Because of Her, We Can!’.  Further information is on the NAIDOC website.

Thursday, 05 July 2018

The New South Wales Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Funeral Service for the Honourable Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC will be held at 9:30am on Thursday, 5 July 2018, at the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, New South Wales (NSW).

Following service during World War II and a successful career at the NSW Bar, Sir Laurence was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW. In 1974, he became Chief Justice of NSW and was also appointed the Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales.

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.