National Flag Protocol

Those Sub-Branches not represented at Congress will have missed an announcement I made regarding the flying of the National Flag at commemorative events conducted by the RSL.

Many of you would have been aware that there has been some recent media coverage of the issue of flying the Indigenous Flag at such services.

I advised Congress that RSL National had reaffirmed its standing policy that the only flags to be flown at commemorative events conducted by the RSL are the Australian National Flag and flagpoles permitting, the formal National Flag of any relevant allied nation that participated in the conflict being commemorated.

  • Peter Aspinall, RSLWA State President
Australia Post employees hand out Australian flags on ANZAC Day. Image by Dennis Tan.