10 Nov, 2016

Flag Broadcast - Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is a day of special significance to all Australians, commemorating the loss of Australian lives in all wars, conflicts and peace operations. From 2014 – 2018, Australia is commemorating the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since our nation’s involvement in the First World War. For Information about the Anzac Centenary click here.

On Remembrance Day, 11 November 2016, South Australian Government departments and agencies are asked to observe the protocol to fly the Australian National Flag at half-mast to remember the sacrifice of all those who have died for Australia. Other organisations are welcome to participate.

The Australian National Flag should be flown at the peak from approximately 8:00 am until precisely 10:30 am (local time) when it should be adjusted to the half-mast position. At 11:02 am the Australian National Flag should be moved back to the peak for the remainder of the day. This protocol allows for the traditional ceremonial duties to be carried out, including a minute of silence from 11:00 am.

In accordance with flag protocol, all flags and ensigns at each flag station should be flown at half-mast during this time. However, should it be the custom to fly the flags of other nations at your flag station, it would be appropriate to seek permission from the diplomatic representatives of that nation to half-mast their flag.

For information on how to conduct a Remembrance Day ceremony click here.

For information on flag protocol click here.

Thank you for your assistance. Please contact the Protocol Unit on 8429 5135 if you require further information.

For more information

Protocol Unit