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Flag Flying Days (Australia)

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Army Flag Stations

My enquiry also asked about Flag Stations. The Army says:

There are no special regulations for flag stations other than they are required to fly a large (3.6 x 1.8m) Australian National Flag on: Sundays, Australia Day, the anniversary of the Queen's accession to the Throne (6 Feb.), ANZAC Day, the anniversary of the Queen's coronation (2 June), official birthday of the Queen (as directed by Army HQ), the Queen Mother's birthday (4 Aug), Australian National Flag Day (3rd Sept), when an artillery salute is fired at a flag station, when directed by the Governor-General, on other occasions as ordered by Army HQ.

David Cohen, 11 November 1997

List of special flag flying days

Here is a list of the days that the Australian Government encourages citizens to fly their national flag:-

  • 1 January: Anniversary of establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia (1901).
  • 26 January: Australia Day-Anniversary of First Fleet arrival, Sydney Cove (1788).
  • Second Monday in March: Commonwealth of Nations Day.
  • 25 April: Anzac Day (1915)- flags flown at half mast till noon, then at the peak for the remainder of the day.
  • Second Monday in June: Queen's Birthday is celebrated (Except in W.A. where held in October).
  • 3 September: Australian National Flag Day - anniversary of our Flag, first flown in 1901.
  • 11 November: Remembrance Day - Flags flown at peak till 10:30 am, at half mast from 10:30am to 11:03am, then at peak the remainder of the day.
Nigel Morris, 7 June 2002

The Australian National Flag (specifications and guidance for use) Article 13 (Government Buildings) states that "The flag may be displayed at night, but only where it is properly illuminated".
Christopher Southworth, 4 April 2003