Can the Australian flag touch the ground?

Can the Australian flag touch the ground?

The Flag normally takes precedence over all other national flags when flown in Australia. It should always be flown aloft and free and should not be allowed to fall or lie upon the ground.

How should the flag be raised on Anzac Day?

The flag(s) are raised to the mast head/peak in time with the playing of ‘Reveille’ so that when ‘Reveille’ is concluded, the flags have reached the mast head/peak. ‘Reveille’ is played only as the first call of the day while ‘Rouse’ may be used at any other time.

Is it disrespectful to put the flag on the ground?

The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property. The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.

What does it mean to hang the Australian flag upside down?

signal of distress
To fly a flag upside down is a signal of distress. The Australian National Flag should not, therefore, be displayed with the Union Jack down on any occasion except as a signal of distress.

Should the Australian flag be lowered at night?

The flag should never be flown at half-mast at night even if it is illuminated.

How should the Australian flag hang?

Display of the Flag

  1. The top left quater should be placed uppermost on the observer’s left, as viewed from the front.
  2. The top left quarter should face the north in an east-west street, and face east in a north-south street, thus being on the left of the observer facing east or south respectively.

How do you raise the Australian flag?

Flying the flag

  1. Raise the flag briskly and lower it ceremoniously.
  2. Do not raise the flag earlier than first light or lower the flag later than dusk.
  3. When the flag is raised or lowered or is carried in a parade or review, everyone present should be silent and face the flag and people in uniform should salute.

Why is the flag not allowed to touch the ground?

Don’t Let It Touch the Ground! If the American flag hangs so low on a flagpole that it touches the ground, it will likely accumulate dirt. And if it continues to touch the ground, it may sustain more severe damage in the form of torn fabric.

What flag should fly on ANZAC Day?

the Australian National Flag
In accordance with Australian flag protocol, the Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast on Sunday, 25 April 2021, from dawn until noon in your locality, at which time the flag should be raised to the peak of the flag mast for the remainder of the day.

What happens if flag touches ground?

However, you are not required to destroy the flag if it touches the ground. As long as the flag remains suitable for display, even if washing or dry-cleaning (which is an acceptable practice) is required, the flag may continue to be displayed.