National Flag Day – Proclamation

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette Humber S321

I, WILLIAM PATRICK DEANE, Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, declare that, to commemorate the day in 1901 on which the Australian National Flag was first flown, 3 September in each year shall be observed as “Australian National Flag Day” throughout Australia and the external Territories of Australia.

Signed and sealed with the Great Seal of Australia on 28 August 1996

WILLIAM DEANE, Governor-General