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Remembrance Day is a day of special significance, commemorating the loss of Australian lives in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.

On Remembrance Day, Thursday 11 November 2021, Western Australian Government departments and agencies are asked to observe the protocol to fly all flags at half-mast to remember the sacrifice of all who lost their lives. Other organisations are welcome to participate.

The Australian National Flag should be flown at the peak of the flagpole from approximately 8:00am until precisely 10:30am (local time) when it should be adjusted to the half-mast position. At 11:02am, the Australian National Flag should be moved back to the peak for the remainder of the day. This protocol allows for the traditional ceremonial duties to be carried out, including a minute of silence from 11:00am.

In accordance with flag protocol, all flags and ensigns at each flag station should be flown at half-mast during this time. However, should it be the practice 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.

An acceptable position for half-masting is when the top of the flag is a third of the distance down from the top of the flagpole.

If further information is required, please contact Protocol and State Events via email at protocolbranch@dpc.wa.gov.au or by calling 61 8 6552 6333 or visit the Australian Government website.

Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Protocol and State Events

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Page reviewed 07 September 2021