Flag flying

Australia day flags

Council offices

Council will fly the following flags at service centres:

  • Australian National flag
  • Aboriginal flag
  • Torres Strait Islander flag
  • Campaspe Shire Council flag

Recognised occasions

The following flags will replace the Campaspe Shire Council flag (if required to be replaced) in recognition of occasions:

 Date Event Flag to be flown
Third Thursday in March  National Close the Gap Day Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
15 - 21 March Harmony Week Orange flag
21 March United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Orange and Black flag
17 May International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia Rainbow flag
21 May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development United Nations flag
27 May - 3 June National Reconciliation Week  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
20 June World Refugee Day Orange and Black flag
July National Aborigines and Islanders Day Committee (NAIDOC) Aboriginal and Torres Strait flag
24 October  United Nations Day United Nations flag
16 November International Day for Tolerance United Nations flag

Flying the flag at half-mast

The Department of Premier and Cabinet request Council to fly the flag at half-mast, including:

  • the passing of a significant Australian
  • a state funeral or memorial
  • days of national commemoration (such as ANZAC Day)
  • acknowledgement of an international day (such as United Nations Day).

Latest flag notifications are available at link.

When flying the Australian National flag with other flags, all flags in the set should be flown at half-mast.

Community requests

Council will consider applications from the community, individual or group, to fly flags or banners to represent causes or days of recognition.

Applications must be received at least 45 calendar days prior to the proposed date to allow time for approvals.

Online application 

If your request is associated with a community event, please refer to webpage Flagpole program.

Following approval:

  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide Council with the required number of flags / banners of an appropriate size prior to the date to be flown.
  • Flag size: 1,800mm x 90mm
  • Banner size: 3,000mm x 900mm
  • Flags / banners must be in an appropriate condition for flying (ie construction material, not torn or faded).
  • Council's annual flag schedule will take precedence over any requests.

More information:

Council has adopted a policy to provide guidance in assessing requests. The policy can be downloaded here(PDF, 1MB) .