Flags

Mornington Peninsula Shire Flag POLICY

This policy guides the flying of flags at civic and Council owned flagpoles at war memorials and other locations across the municipality.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Flag Policy(PDF, 209KB)

Australian National Flag Protocols

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet provides information on the Australian National Flag Protocol including the Australian Flags booklet: part 2, which is an except of the Australian Flags booklet and deals with the protocols for the appropriate use and flying of the flag.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Flag Notifications

Department of the Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification - A State Funeral for Mr Harold Mitchell AC
A State Memorial Service for Mr Harold Mitchell AC will be held at 10.30 am on Monday, 13 May 2024 at Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Victoria.

Mr Mitchell had significant influence in shaping Australia's modern media and advertising industry. His service to the community and generosity was driven by a desire to give to others. In 2010, Mr Mitchell was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the community through leadership and philanthropic endeavours in the fields of art, health and education and as a supporter of humanitarian aid in Timor-Leste and Indigenous communities.

Details regarding the service and livestreaming can be found on the Victorian Government website at https://www.vic.gov.au/HaroldMitchell  

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Policy, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Monday 13 May 2024.   

Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification - Mr Leslie (Les) Jack Twentyman OAM 
A State Funeral Service for Mr Leslie (Les) Jack Twentyman OAM will be held on Tuesday 16 April 2024 at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Les was the beating heart of Melbourne's west. He dedicated a lifetime of service, generosity and kindness to some of Victoria's most vulnerable people, and uplifted disadvantaged communities.

What started as acts of kindness locally soon extended across the nation.

Through the Les Twentyman Foundation, Les advocated for people who were often forgotten and made a lasting impact on community issues, including youth homelessness, drug abuse, prison reform and social welfare. A treasured son of Victoria and one of the great Australians – Les was awarded the Order of Australia in 1994 and named Victorian of the Year in 2006 for the thousands of lives he helped and the hearts he touched.

In accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Policy and as a mark of respect, all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington, and Hastings Office will be flown at half-mast on Tuesday 16 April 2024

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Flag Notification - Bondi Junction Incident, 13 April 2024

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, flags across Australia are to be flown at half-mast to honour the victims of the tragic events at Bondi Junction, Sydney, on 13 April 2024.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with protocol, all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington, and Hastings Office will be flown at half-mast on Monday 15 April, 2024.  

Aunty/Chairperson of Nairm Marr Djambana

Sadly, we share the news of the unexpected passing of Elder, Aunty, and Chairperson at Nairm Marr Djambana to join her ancestors in the Dreamtime.  Out of respect for Cultural Protocols, we refrain from mentioning her name or sharing images, until her family allow us to do so.

As an Elder and Chairperson, Aunty a strong Jawoyn Woman played a pivotal role in the heart of our local Indigenous community.  Although she has passed her legacy of passionate advocacy, culture and language will live on. 

As a mark of mourning and respect, all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington, and Hastings Office will be flown at half-mast on Friday 05 January 2024.

Previous Flag Notifications

Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification - The Honourable Gerard (Gerry) Leslie Hand.
A State Funeral for the Honourable Gerard (Gerry) Leslie Hand will take place at 1.00 pm on Wednesday, 29 November 2023 at St Ignatius’ Church, 326 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria.

In 1983, Mr Hand was elected to the House of Representatives as the Federal Member for Melbourne, Victoria. In the Hawke and Keating Governments he was appointed as Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in 1987 and in 1990 Mr Hand was appointed as Minister for Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs, and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Multicultural Affairs. He concluded his Parliamentary Service in 1993.

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Prime Minister, has issued a media statement at www.pm.gov.au/media/passing-gerry-hand

Details regarding attendance at the service and livestreaming can be found at www.pmc.gov.au/gerard-hand

In accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Policy and as a mark of respect, all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington, and Hastings Office will be flown at half-mast on Wednesday 29 November 2023.  

Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification – Mr Ronald (Ron) Barassi AM (1936 - 2023)
The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial Service for Mr Ronald (Ron) Barassi AM will be held at 11am on Friday, 10 November 2023, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne, Victoria.

In a career spanning from 1953 to 1995, Ron played 254 games, kicked 330 goals, and coached over 500 games. He was the first player inaugurated into the Australian Football Hall of Fame as a ‘Legend’ and awarded the same status in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

In 1978, Ron was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of service to the sport of Australian Rules Football. A great believer in giving back, Ron made countless contributions to organisations and causes throughout his life, including all levels of Australian football – women’s, grassroots, country and international.

Details regarding the service and livestreaming can be found at https://www.vic.gov.au/Ron-Barassi

In accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol and as a mark of respect, all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington, and Hastings Office will be flown at half-mast on Friday 10 November 2023

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Flag Notification – The Honourable William (Bill) George Hayden AC
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet advises a State Funeral for the Honourable William (Bill) George Hayden AC will take place at 11:00 am (QLD time) on Friday 3 November 2023 at St Mary’s Church, Elizabeth Street, Ipswich, Queensland.

Mr Hayden served as Australia’s 21st Governor-General from 1989 to 1996. In 1989, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.

In 1961, Mr Hayden was elected to the House of Representatives as the Federal Member for Oxley, Queensland. He was appointed a Cabinet Minister in the Whitlam Government in 1972 as Minister for Social Security and then Treasurer in 1975. Mr Hayden served as Leader of the Federal Opposition from 1977 to 1983 and then Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Hawke Government from 1983, adding the Trade portfolio in 1987, until he concluded his parliamentary service in 1988.

Details regarding attendance at the service and livestreaming can be found at https://www.pmc.gov.au/hayden

In accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol and as a mark of mourning and respect, all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington, and Hastings Office will be flown at half-mast on Friday 03 November, 2023.

Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification – The Honourable Thomas (Tom) William Roper
The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet advises a State Funeral Service for The Honourable Thomas (Tom) William Roper will be held on Wednesday 5 July 2023 at the Immigration Museum.

Mr Roper was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly in 1973 as the member for Brunswick West, moving to Brunswick in 1976.

During his 10 years as a senior Government Minister his portfolios included Treasury, Planning and Environment, Health, Transport, Aboriginal Affairs, and Employment and Higher Education. He was also the Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Assembly.

Details regarding attendance at the service and livestreaming can be found at https://www.vic.gov.au/TomRoper.

In accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol and as a mark of mourning and respect, all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington, and Hastings Office will be flown at half-mast on Wednesday, 5th July 2023.

Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification – Father Robert (Bob) John Maguire AM RFD (1934 – 2023)
The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet advises a State Funeral Service for Father Robert (Bob) John Maguire AM RFD will take place at 11am on Friday 5 May 2023 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne, Victoria.

Following his ordination as a Catholic priest, Father Bob served across several Victorian parishes, as an army chaplain and became parish priest of Saints Peter and Paul’s in South Melbourne.

Father Bob was passionate about helping the marginalised. He co-founded Open Family Australia to assist homeless youth, and founded the Father Bob Maguire Foundation to target homelessness, poverty and food insecurity in inner Melbourne. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1989 for service to homeless youth through the Open Family Australia and in 2011 he was named Victorian of the Year.

Details regarding attendance at the service and livestreaming can be found at State Funeral Service for Father Robert (Bob) John Maguire AM RFD | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au)

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Friday 5 May 2023. 

Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification – The Honourable John Landy AC CVO MBE (1930 – 2022)
The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial Service for the Honourable John Landy AC CVO MBE will take place at 10 am on Tuesday, 20 December 2022.

Mr Landy lived an extraordinary life – serving two terms as State Governor of Victoria, an Olympian, a record breaker and an athlete beyond compare. He was also a naturalist, lepidopterist (someone who studies and collects butterflies and moths) and scientist.

In 2001, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in recognition of service to innovation in rural research and development, for contributions to increasing public awareness of broad environmental issues, and support for a wide range of community and sporting activities.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Tuesday, 20 December 2022. 

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Notification - Queensland Police Officer Tragedy
The Mayor and Chief Executive Officer have requested flags to be flown at half-mast today, Tuesday, 13 December 2022. This is a mark of mourning and respect for the two Queensland Police Officers tragically killed on duty. 

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol, all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office will fly at half-mast today, Tuesday, 13 December 2022.

Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification – The Honourable Peter Keaston Reith AM (1950 – 2022)
The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial Service for the Honourable Peter Keaston Reith AM will take place at 1.00pm on Thursday 17 November 2022 at Saint Andrew’s Church, 228 New Street, Brighton, Victoria.

Mr Reith was the Minister for Defence (2001), Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business (1998 to 2001), Minister for Workplace Relations and Small Business (1997 to 1998), Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service (1996 to 1997) and the Minister for Industrial Relations (1996 to 1997).

Mr Reith was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2019 for significant service to the Parliament of Australia, and to the community of Victoria.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Thursday, 17 November 2022.  

Remembrance Day – Friday 11 November 2022
Every year, on 11 November at 11 am – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – we pause to remember those men and women who have served and those who have died in all wars and peacekeeping operations.

Remembrance Day marks the moment the guns fell silent on the Western Front at the end of the First World War - the first moment of peace in four years. Now, more than ever, we hold peace close to our hearts in the hope that the fragile peace hard won by generations past endures for generations to come.

Remembrance Day is a day of special significance to all Australians, commemorating the loss of Australian lives in all wars, conflicts and peace operations. On Remembrance Day, 11 November 2022, flags at our Municipal Offices in Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings will be lowered to half-mast at 10.30am and raised back to the peak at 11.02am. This protocol allows for the traditional ceremonial duties to be carried out including, a minute of silence from 11.00am.

The Remembrance Day service will be live-streamed and available to watch via Remembrance Day | | Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne

Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification – Uncle Jack Charles (1943 - 2022)
The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Funeral Service for Uncle Jack Charles will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday 18 October 2022, at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Victoria.

Uncle Jack Charles was a proud Boon Wurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Woiwurrung and Taungurung man. He was also a highly respected Elder, actor, musician, potter and gifted performer. A member of the Stolen Generation, Uncle Jack co-founded the first Aboriginal theatre company, Nindethana in 1972.

In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Tudawali Award, honouring his lifetime contribution to Indigenous media. In 2014, he received a Green Room Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2016, he was named Victorian Senior Australian of the Year. In 2019, he won the Ochre Award and in 2022 he was award NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Tuesday, 18 October 2022.  

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Flag Notification – 20th Anniversary of the Bali Bombings
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has issued a flag notification for the 20th Anniversary of the Bali Bombings. A Memorial Service to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Bali Bombings will take place on Wednesday, 12 October 2022, at Parliament House, Canberra.

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people, including 88 Australians, were tragically killed and many others injured. This anniversary will be a difficult day for many in Australia, Indonesia and around the world, and our thoughts are with the survivors, families and loved ones of those killed. We will pay tribute to the courage and resilience shown by so many whose lives were forever changed by these attacks.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Wednesday, 12 October 2022. 

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Flag Notification - A State Funeral for Mr Abe Shinzo AC
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has issued a flag notification for the State Funeral of Mr Abe Shinzo AC, former Prime Minister of Japan.  

The State Funeral for Mr Abe will be the first held for a former Prime Minister since 1967 and will be held in Japan on Tuesday, 27 September 2022. Mr Abe served as Prime Minister of Japan from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020. He was the longest-serving Prime Minister in Japanese history.

In 2022, Mr Abe was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the Australia-Japan bilateral relationship.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Tuesday, 27 September 2022.   

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Flag Notification - Her Majesty The Queen
Australia mourns the passing of Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the passing of The Sovereign protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast from today until further notice.

An online condolence message can be left, or you can download the condolence book (PDF 350 kB) and mail your message to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The condolences will be collated and sent to Buckingham Palace. The messages will also be archived by the Commonwealth and may be displayed at its national institutions, such as the National Library of Australia, to form a lasting record of this moment in history.

This link provides further information regarding the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification - State Memorial Service for Ms Judith Durham AO
A State Memorial Service for Ms Judith Durham AO will be held on Tuesday 6 September 2022 at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.

Ms Durham was an icon and a pioneer of Australian music and was known for her soaring voice and signature style. In 1962, Ms Durham joined the band The Seekers, delivering global hits including I’ll Never Find Another You, A World of Our Own, The Carnival is Over and Georgy Girl. A classically trained pianist, Ms Durham recorded her first EP with Frank Traynor’s Jazz Preachers in 1963.

Following her departure from the The Seekers in 1968, Ms Durham toured Australia and the world. She used her unique voice to record across genres, including pop, jazz, gospel, and the blues.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Tuesday, 6 September 2022.   

Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification - State Memorial Service for The Honourable Jane Garrett (1973 – 2022)
A State Memorial Service for the Honourable Jane Garrett will be held at 11:00am on Friday 2 September 2022, at Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria.

Ms Garrett served the Victorian community for more than 20 years, as a Member of Parliament, a councillor and a lawyer. She was a passionate advocate for the rights of working people and spent her career fighting for safer, more secure jobs. Her commitment to education, equality, and social justice for all was clear.

She entered the Victorian Parliament as the Member for Brunswick in 2010 and served for two terms. During this time, she was the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Minister for Emergency Services, Parliamentary Secretary and Shadow Cabinet Secretary. In 2018, she was elected to the Legislative Council as the Member for Eastern Victoria.

Ms Garrett previously served as an adviser to Premier Steve Bracks from 2000 to 2004. She was elected to Yarra City Council in 2008 and served as Mayor in 2010.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Friday, 02 September 2022

Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification - State Memorial Service for Mr Shane Keith Warne – Wednesday 30 March 2022
A State Memorial Service for Mr Warne will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday 30 March 2022, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Avenue, Richmond, Victoria.

Australia marks the sad passing of cricketing great, Mr Shane Keith Warne 1969 – 2022. Mr Warne made his Test debut for Australia in 1992. A leg-spinner, he set a world record of 708 Test wickets which stood until 2007. He played his last Test in 2007 having taken more Ashes wickets than any other Australian or English player. He also played for his home state of Victoria, Hampshire in England, and the Rajasthan Royals as both captain and coach between 2008 and 2011. In 2011, he joined the Melbourne Stars for the inaugural season of the Big Bash League.

In 2000, Mr Warne received an Australian Sports Medal, for service to sport. In 2001, he was awarded the Centenary Medal, for outstanding service to the Australian and international sport of cricket. He was named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the 20th Century and was inducted into the International Cricket Council Cricket Hall of Fame in 2013.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Wednesday 30 March 2022.

Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification - A State Memorial for the Honourable Andrew Sharp Peacock AC - Friday 11 February 2022
A State Memorial for the Honourable Andrew Sharp Peacock AC will be held at 11:00 am on Friday 11 February 2022, at St Paul’s Cathedral, corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria.

Mr Peacock was elected in 1966 to the House of Representatives as the member for Kooyong. He served as the Minister for the Army from 1969 to 1972, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister from 1969 to 1971, the Minister Assisting the Treasurer from 1971 to 1972, the Minister for External Territories in 1972, the Minister for Environment in 1975, the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1975 to 1980, Cabinet Minister from 1975 to 1981, the Minister for Industrial Relations from 1980 to 1981, and the Minister for Industry and Commerce from 1982 to 1983.

Mr Peacock was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1997 for his service to the Australia Parliament, to politics, and for the formulation and implementation of defence and foreign policy As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Friday, 11 February 2022.

Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification - State Memorial Service Victoria Police Officers - 3 February 2022
A State Memorial Service for the four Victorian Police officers who lost their lives in the Eastern Freeway tragedy will be held on Thursday 3 February 2022.

The Service will honour the legacies of Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King, Constable Josh Prestney and Constable Glen Humphris.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Thursday 3 February 2022.   

Flag Notification - Memorial Service for William Arthur (Bill) Goodrem OAM - 20 December 2021
A Memorial Service will be held for Bill Goodrem OAM at St Vincent's Catholic Church, Surfers Paradise, at 10.30 am (QLD time) on Monday 20 December 2021. 

Bill Goodrem served as a Shire Councillor on the Peninsula for 25 years. From 1987 to 1997, he served on the Flinders Shire Council and, after amalgamation from 1997 to 2012 on the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, serving twice as Mayor. 

Often referred to simply as 'Mr Rye'. He was an active St Vincent de Paul member for the Rosebud/Rye area. He had a 25-year membership certificate for services to the Rye Fire Brigade and over 13 years - with Habitat for Humanity, building new homes for people in need. In addition, he also worked with local Peninsula youth groups and the Southern Peninsula Cancer Support Group. As a Rye Community Action Group member, he played a major role in its many projects, particularly the building and installation of the Community Playground on Rye Foreshore in 2013. 

In recognition of his extraordinary contribution, he was awarded the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. In 2020, Bill received the Medal of the Order of Australia – an OAM - for significant service to the Mornington Peninsula and Southport communities.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Monday, 20 December 2021.

Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Flag Notification – State Memorial Service for the Honourable Robert FitzGerald Cooper - 6 December 2021
A State Memorial Service for the Honourable Robert FitzGerald Cooper will be held at 11:00 am on Monday 6 December 2021, at Frankston Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey Street, Frankston, Victoria.

In 1985, Mr Cooper was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the Member for Mornington and was then immediately elected to the front bench, serving as Shadow Minister for Local Government and Public Works. In 1996, he was appointed as a parliamentary secretary before being promoted to the Ministry of Transport in 1997. Retiring from politics in 2006, Mr Cooper remained active in his local community on the Mornington Peninsula.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Protocol, the Shire will fly all flags at our Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings Office at half-mast all day Monday, 6 December 2021

 

Requests for Australian National Flag

Requests for an Australian National flag can be made by schools, churches, not-for-profit organisations, RSLs and to Australian exchange students travelling overseas to the local federal Members of Parliament via their website:

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding flags, please contact Governance on 5950 1137 or at governanceteam@mornpen.vic.gov.au