September 3 is officially proclaimed as 'Australian National Flag Day' to commemorate the day in 1901 on which our flag was first flown.
All Australians are encouraged to make a special effort to fly or display our flag for this special anniversary. Many cities and towns around Australia hold a special flag raising ceremony to mark ‘Flag Day’; all are welcome at the following events for which we have details:
CANBERRA Wednesday August 31 at 10.30am , Aust. War Memorial - Special Ceremony with Federation Guard, including school children
SYDNEY Thursday September 1 at noon, Martin Place
IPSWICH Friday September 2 at 9am, Ipswich
Central SS, 2a Griffith Rd – Special assembly with giant Parliament House
LOGAN Friday September 2 at 9.30am,
Loganholme SS, 3 Wandilla Cres, Loganholme
BRISBANE NORTHSIDE Friday September 2 at 11am, Northside Christian
College, 151 Flockton Street, Everton Park
BRISBANE CBD Saturday September 3 at 9.15 for 9.30am, King George Square - Flag Raising Ceremony hosted by Lord Mayor of Brisbane.
CABOOLTURE Sat Sept 3 at 10am , Caboolture Historical Village - Grand Parade and Free Open Day to honour our flag's 115th 'birthday'
However if you cannot make it to an event, or if there is no ceremony in your area, then you can still celebrate on 3 September:
Fly the flag and/or wear a flag badge or sticker;
Encourage your local school to arrange special flag raising assemblies so that students gain an appreciation of the history and significance of our flag;
Ask your local MP or Councillor to put out a press release urging local residents, businesses, & organisations to make a special effort to fly the flag on 3 September; &
Suggest that service organisations, sporting clubs and scout/guide troops etc holding meetings around 3 September should raise the flag or otherwise make special mention of Flag Day at the beginning or end of proceedings.
Or perhaps you can just take the chance to learn more about our flag’s history. A wealth of information about ‘Flag Day’, and about the unique story of the Australian flag, can be found at the “home page” for the Australian flag - www.australianflag.org.au
We’re all proud of our country and it is on days such as “Flag Day” that we can show it!