Mornington Peninsula Shire Flag Protocol

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 Council Flag Protocol(PDF, 513KB)

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

Flag Notification – State Memorial Service for Mr Frank Costa AO - 12 May 2021

The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial Service for Mr Frank Costa AO will be held at 2:30pm on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at the GMHBA Stadium (Kardinia Park), South Geelong, Victoria.

Mr Costa was renowned for his entrepreneurial acumen in Geelong and beyond. He was also a noted philanthropist – giving generously to his local community. His most well-known contribution was as President of his beloved Geelong Football Club from 1998 to 2010. More recently, Mr Costa was named the Club’s 26th Legend, becoming the first non-player to receive this honour

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 Wednesday, 12 May 2021.

Flag Notification – Rainbow Flag 17 May – 21 May 2021

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is celebrating IDAHOBIT Day 2021 from Monday 17 May to Friday 21 May 2021 and will be raising the Rainbow Flag in support of the movement and our community. 

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Day is celebrated on 17 May where the public join together in the fight against discrimination in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ+) mates, colleagues and families.

In accordance with our Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag Protocol, the Rainbow Flag will replace the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flag during this time.

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