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Anzac Day is just 5 days away. Lest We Forget.

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Anzac Day is a day of special significance to Australians, particularly for our serving military personnel and returned veterans.

In accordance with Australian flag protocol, the Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast on Thursday, 25 April 2024 from dawn until noon in your locality, at which time the flag should be raised to the peak of the flag mast for the remainder of the day. This advice applies to buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are welcome to participate.   

In accordance with flag protocol, all flags and ensigns at each flag station should be flown at half-mast. 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.

The financial and staffing implications arising from weekend or public holiday flag marshal duties are the responsibility of each organisation.

Information on flag protocol can be found on the Department’s website.

Should you wish to hold an Anzac Day ceremony, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Anzac Portal provides an outline which includes information on flag protocol as part of the ceremony.  

Your assistance is appreciated.

Commonwealth Flag Officer

18 April 2024

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
1 National Circuit