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In what order should Australian flags be displayed?

In what order should Australian flags be displayed?

The Australian flag should take a position of precedence over other flags. This means that if all flagpoles are of the same height, the Australian flag is positioned on the extreme left hand side (as seen by those facing it).

What are the 4 flags behind the Qld Premier?

In this arrangement, the Australian flag is still being flown in a position of honour and precedence; then follows from left to right: Queensland State Flag, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander flags and the hospital flag.

What is the cross on the Queensland flag?

Maltese Cross
The state flag of Queensland is a British Blue Ensign with the state badge on a white disc added in the fly. The badge is a light blue Maltese Cross with an imperial crown in the centre of the cross….Flag of Queensland.

Adopted 1952
Design A Union Flag defaced with the state badge of Queensland surrounded by wreath of laurels

What is the protocol for flying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags?

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags are equal in status and can be flown on either side of the national flag. There is no rule stating that the Aboriginal flag must be to the right of the Australian National Flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag on the left of the Australian National Flag or vice versa.

Which way does the Australian flag hang?

Display of the Flag

  1. The top left quater should be placed uppermost on the observer’s left, as viewed from the front.
  2. The top left quarter should face the north in an east-west street, and face east in a north-south street, thus being on the left of the observer facing east or south respectively.

What is the flower of Queensland?

The Cooktown orchid
The Cooktown orchid became known as Queensland’s floral emblem in 1959, during celebrations to mark the state’s centenary.

Which flag should be raised the highest?

the U.S. flag
In a group of flags displayed from staffs, the U.S. flag should be at the center and the highest point. When the U.S. flag is displayed other than from a staff, it should be displayed flat, or suspended so that its folds fall free.

What does it mean if the Australian flag is upside down?

signal of distress
To fly a flag upside down is a signal of distress. The Australian National Flag should not, therefore, be displayed with the Union Jack down on any occasion except as a signal of distress.

How is the Australian flag hung?

Note the correct way of hanging the flag vertically. The Australian National Flag should be at the centre and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.

What is the protocol for flying the Australian flag?

This protocol focuses on flying the Australian National flag, Aboriginal flag and Torres Strait Islander flag together. General information about flags. • Flags should always be handled and displayed in a respectful manner. • Flags should always be flown freely and as close as possible to the top of the flagpole.

Where can I find Queensland Government state protocols?

Queensland Government State Protocols: A Guide is a resource for anyone that may require an understanding of State Protocols. For further information contact [email protected].

Why is the Queensland flag at half mast?

Information about flying the State of Queensland flag, including use of the flag, special occasions on which the flag should be flown, and flying the flag at half-mast. Flying of flags on State Government buildingsSets out the practice for flying flags on or adjacent to State Government buildings in Queensland.

What kind of flag does the State of Queensland have?

The State of Queensland flag is the British Blue Ensign, consisting of a dark blue field with the Union flag occupying the upper hoist, differenced in the fly by the state badge. The badge comprises an azure Maltese Cross with a Royal Crown superimposed, all on a white (in lieu of silver) background.

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