Free Australian Flags Publication - Available Now 

For all of us who love and treasure our national flag of “Stars and Crosses” there is  good news as an impressive flag protocol book is now available published by the Commonwealth Government and it is free of charge.

Write, ring or email your local Federal Member of Parliament or Senator and request a copy of AUSTRALIAN FLAGS to be posted out or collected.

The lavish publication covers the history and flag flying etiquette of our chief national symbol, historical flags of Australia as well as State and Territory designs, the ensigns of our armed services and other interesting vexillological information.

The AUSTRALIAN FLAGS book is recommended and is yours for the asking as is another government publication, AUSTRALIAN SYMBOLS.



Few Australians know the unique and proud story of our flag –the only national flag to fly over an entire continent, but also the first to be chosen in an open public competition. Following federation in 1901, the new Commonwealth government arranged a competition to choose a flag for the new nation, and entries were submitted from nearly 1% of the population at that time. Five people tied for the honour of designing the Australian flag - Annie Dorrington, Ivor Evans, Leslie Hawkins, Egbert Nuttall, and William Stevens.  The winning design was unveiled on 3 September, which has been officially proclaimed as Australian National Flag Day. 


We’re all proud of our country and we can fly our flag to show it!