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On Australia Day, people all over the country will fly the Australian National Flag, as well as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags.

Protocols

As the nation’s foremost symbol, the Australian National Flag should be used with respect and dignity. These protocols are to assist you when flying or using the flag.

  • It is best practice to display the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flag together.
  • The correct order for displaying them is Australian, Aboriginal and then Torres Strait Islander from left to right when looking at the stage. If you are also displaying your State or Territory flag, the order would be Australian, your State or Territory, Aboriginal and then Torres Strait Islander from left to right again.
  • The flags should not be flown upside down, below are pictures of the correct way.
  • All flags must be the same size.
  • If flying all state flags the order is as follows:
    • Australian
    • NSW
    • VIC
    • QLD
    • SA
    • WA
    • TAS
    • ACT
    • NT
    • Aboriginal
    • Torres Strait Islander
    • If you have access to another Australian Flag it would go at the end as well as the start.

You can find out more about these flags and the correct way to fly them by visiting the It's An Honour website