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Anzac Day is a day of special significance to all 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 Sunday, 25 April 2021, 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. It is not appropriate to move the flag to the half-mast position the previous evening.

Also in accordance with protocol, all flags and ensigns at each flag station should be flown at half-mast. However, if it is 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.

This advice applies to buildings and establishments occupied by Western Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are also encouraged to participate.

Ministerial Offices are requested to disseminate this information to all relevant departments and agencies within their Minister’s portfolio. The financial and staffing implications arising from public holiday flag marshal duties are the responsibility of each organisation.

If further information is required, please contact Protocol and State Events on 61 8 6552 6333 or visit the Australian National Flag protocols page at the following website.

For those interested in holding an Anzac Day commemorative service, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs has information available on its website.


Page reviewed 07 September 2021