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 - 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:
If you have any questions regarding flags, please contact Governance on 5950 1137 or at firstname.lastname@example.org