Victorian Flag Notifications Network

The Department of Premier and Cabinet is responsible for notifying Victorian organisations when there is an occasion that involves our national flag and state flags. Flag notifications will relate to the half-masting of flags, or an instruction to fly specific flags. 


ANZAC Day is a day of special significance for all Australians, particularly to our servicemen and women, and veterans. The Anzac Centenary, from 2014 to 2018, is an important period of National commemoration. For further information on the Anzac Centenary please see

In accordance with Australian flag protocol, the Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast on Tuesday 25 April 2017 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 all Victorian Government buildings and establishments.

View flag notification for Anzac Day 2017 (Word 34.34 KB)


View flag notification for Commonwealth Day 2017 (Word 30 KB).

View flag notification for Australian National Flag Day (Word 31 KB).

View flag notification for Remembrance Day 2016 (Word 31 KB).

Notifications are issued for different occasions, including:

  • passing of a significant Australian
  • state funeral or memorial
  • days of national commemoration
  • acknowledgement of an international day.

If you wish to join the notification network, please register via Flag Notification online application form.

Further information about flags and protocols can be found in the Australian Flags booklet: part two.

If you have any queries regarding flag notifications, please email

Last updated on Tuesday, 18 April 2017