Commonwealth Flag Network

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.

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.

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.

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.