Flag notice: Flags at half-mast to honour NZ White Island victims

Flag notice: Flags at half-mast to honour NZ White Island victims

Government Australian National Flag Commonwealth Flag Network
Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Commonwealth Flag Network

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, flags across Australia are to be flown at half-mast with immediate effect on Tuesday, 10 December 2019 to honour the victims of the tragic events on White Island, New Zealand, on 9 December 2019.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with protocol, the Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast for the remainder of the day on Tuesday, 10 December 2019 from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are welcome to participate.

For more information on flag protocol, see Australian National Flag protocols