In 1996 then Governor-General Sir William Deane officially proclaimed that "to commemorate the day in 1901 on which the Australian national flag was first flown, 3 September in each year shall be observed as 'Australian National Flag Day' throughout Australia and in the external Territories of Australia."

If you cannot attend one of the ANFA ceremonies or local government celebrations mentioned below, maybe you could run a flag up a flagpole in your area, encourage local schools to have special flag raising ceremonies, or even just wear a flag badge on the day. For those with internet access, information about flag protocol and history can be found at

We are all proud to be Australian, and it is on days such as this that we show it!

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