Click here to test your knowledge of our Flag!
AUSTRALIAN FLAG SCHOOLS KIT
The Australian National Flag should be displayed only in a manner befitting the national emblem. (Eg. it should not be allowed to fall or lie upon the ground.)
The Australian National Flag takes precedence in Australia over all other flags when it is flown in company with other flags.
After the Australian Flag, the order of precedence is:
- national flag of other nations;
- then state and territory flags;
- followed by other flags prescribed by the Flags Act 1953 (including the flag of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, the flag of the Torres Strait Islander people of Australia, and the Defence ensigns);
- finally other ensigns and pennants (Eg. flags of local councils, government agencies, and non-government organisations).
The flag should be raised no earlier than first light and lowered no later than dusk. (However the flag may be flown at night provided the flagpole is illuminated.)