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.
The Australian flags have been flown at half mast on the following occasions in 2019.
16 March 2019 - Tragedy Christchurch, New Zealand
As a mark of mourning and respect, the Australian flags were flown at half mast on Saturday 16 March 2019 to honour the victims of the tragic events in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 15 March 2019.
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.
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.