HomeEvents > Display to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Flags Act

Display to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Flags Act

The Australian flag and top of the mast with blue sky and clouds in the background
The Australian flag and top of the mast with blue sky and clouds in the background

Overview

The Australian National Flag is a symbol of the entire nation and this display takes you through its fascinating history.

The Australian Flag, then known as the Commonwealth Blue Ensign, was flown for the first time on 3 September 1901 – a date commemorated each year as Australian National Flag Day.

Not until 1953 did the Blue Ensign officially become Australia’s national flag. The Flags Act 1953 (Cth) was signed into law by Queen Elizabeth II on 14 February 1954 – one of a very few Australian laws to receive Assent from the Monarch rather than the Governor-General.

Dates

20 Jun – 31 Oct 2024
July 2024
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
August 2024
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
September 2024
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
October 2024
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
Australian Parliament House1 Parliament Drive, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Parents Room
  • Public Toilet
  • Restaurant
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Point
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.