Other Australian Flags

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Flag Day

CELEBRATE OUR FLAG'S 117TH 'BIRTHDAY'!

In 1996 then Governor-General Sir William Deane officially proclaimed: "To commemorate the day in 1901 on which the Australian National Flag was first flown, September 3 in each year shall be celebrated as Australian National Flag Day".  

These are some of the events around the state

(Twitter updates @AllanPidgeon):

FRIDAY 31st AUGUST   * IPSWICH 9am IPSWICH CENTRAL STATE SCHOOL  The giant Australian flag that flew over Parliament House in Canberra paraded by students at a special assembly to launch the anniversary season for our flag.
 

‘FLAG DAY’ MONDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER

* BRISBANE 8.45 for 9AM, KING GEORGE SQUARE, ANN ST

Brisbane City Council will again host the traditional Flag Day ceremony in King George Square, with a flag raising by members of our Defence Force. This free event is open to everyone.

* LOGAN 8.55am GREENBANK STATE SCHOOL, 24 GOODNA RD, GREENBANK
All welcome for this special assembly and flag raising.

* TOWNSVILLE 10am FLINDERS ST FLAGPOLE (opposite Northtown  Building) Ceremony hosted by Mayor Cr Jenny Hill, with students from St Patrick’s Girls College … all welcome.                                             

Even if you can’t attend an official event, you can still celebrate by flying or displaying the flag or wearing a flag badge or pin.   Or perhaps you can just take the    chance to learn more about our flag’s inspiring history. A wealth of information about ‘Flag Day’ and about the unique story of our flag can be found here, the “home page” for the Australian flag.

Published by the Australian National Flag Association
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HOW TO FLY THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG

For information about flag protocol and etiquette,
 look under the "How To Fly the Flag" tab on this site.
Suppliers of Australian-made flags are listed at  
http://www.flagsaustralia.com.au/Retailers.html
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The Australian National Flag
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 Click each section of the flag to view further details.

Flag History Timeline

Click a specific section on the timeline below to view further flag details for that era.

 1901-1919  1920-1939 1940-1959
1960-1979
1980-1999
2000-2019
 

FLY OUR FLAG WITH PRIDE!

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!

 

Historical Australian Flags

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