Our Flags

Council's Town Halls at Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond are used to fly three official flags of Australia: the Australian National Flag, the Australian Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag. Whenever the flags are flown at half mast, a notice appears below to indicate the reason.

In addition, each Town Hall is home to a Civic Flagpole. The Civic Flagpoles are reserved for the flying of flags that symbolise and celebrate the diverse community of the City of Yarra and are used for flying flags that have special meaning to all or part of Yarra's community. In flying these flags, Council celebrates Yarra's rich history and formally acknowledges the flag flown as one of significance to the City of Yarra. Whenever the Civic Flagpoles are used, a notice appears below to indicate the reason.

All flags are flown in accordance with Council's Civic Flag Policy.

Half Masting

The Australian flags have been flown at half mast on the following occasions in 2019.

March 2019 - Christchurch Tragedy, New Zealand

As a mark of mourning and respect, the Australian flags were flown at half mast on Saturday 16 March 2019 and again on Tuesday 19 March 2019 to honour the victims of the tragic events in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15 March 2019. On Friday 29 March, both the Australian and New Zealand Flags were flown at half mast at each of the town halls to coincide with the National Remembrance Service held at Hagley Park, Christchurch.

22 March 2019 - State Memorial Service for Dame Margaret Scott

As a mark of mourning and respect, the Australian flags were flown at half mast on Thursday 7 March 2019 on the day of the State Memorial Service for Dame Margaret Scott AC DBE (1922 - 2019). Dame Margaret will be remembered for her extraordinary contribution to ballet, dance, education and cultural life in Australia. Dame Margaret was central to the founding of The Australian Ballet in 1962 and The Australian Ballet School two years later. Dame Margaret was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in 2005 for service to the arts and commitment to cultural development, particularly in the field of dance as Founding Director of the Australian Ballet School and to encouraging young artists to achieve the highest standards in their careers

7 March 2019 - State Funeral for William Landeryou

As a mark of mourning and respect, the Australian flags were flown at half mast on Thursday 7 March 2019 on the day of the State Funeral for The Honourable William Albert Landeryou (1941-2019). Mr Landeryou served as the Victorian Member for Doutta Galla (1976–1992). Mr Landeryou was leader of the opposition in the Legislative Council, leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, and was Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism (1982), and Minister for Industrial Affairs and Minister of Labour and Industry (1982–1983).

4 and 7 February 2019 - Anniversary of 2009 Victorian Bush Fires

As a mark of mourning and respect, the Australian flags were flown at half mast on Thursday, 7 February 2019 to honour the victims of the Victorian bush fires in February 2009. They were also be flown at half-mast on Monday, 4 February 2019 in Victoria to coincide with a State Commemoration for the 10 year anniversary to be held at the Royal Exhibition Building.

 

Civic Flagpoles

Brisbane Lions Football Club - AFL final campaign - September 2019

The flag of the Brisbane Lions Football Club was flown at Fitzroy on the weekend of each of their games in the 2019 AFL finals series.

Collingwood Football Club AFL finals campaign - September 2019

The flag of the Collingwood Football Club was flown at Collingwood on the weekend of each of their games in the 2019 AFL finals series.

Richmond Football Club AFL finals campaign - September 2019

The flag of the Richmond Football Club was flown at Richmond on the weekend of each of their games in the 2019 AFL finals series.

Bombing of Hiroshima - 6 August 2019

The flag of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was flown on 6 August 2019 to mark the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima Japan on 6 August 1945.

Vietnamese Veterans Day - 19 June 2019

The Vietnamese Yellow Flag (Co Vang) was flown at Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond on 19 June 2019 to mark Vietnamese Veterans Day. 

International  Transgender Day of Visibility - 29 March to 1 April 2019

The Transgender Pride Flag was flown at Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond to mark the International Transgender Day of Visibility on 31 March 2019.

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Independence Day - 27 February 2018

The flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic was flown at Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond to mark the anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic in Bir Lehlou on 27 February 1976.