Reproduced in accordance with S.182A of the Copyright Act 1968.
The Flags Act 1953 is Copyright Commonwealth of Australia.
|TABLE OF PROVISIONS|
|1. Long Title|
|2. Short Title|
|3. The Australian National Flag|
|4. The Australian Red Ensign|
|5. Other Flags|
|6. Warrants to use flags|
|7. Rules as to use of flags|
|8. Flying of Union Jack|
|SCHEDULE 1. The Australian National Flag and the Australian Red Ensign|
|SCHEDULE 2. Reproduction of Flags|
An Act to declare a certain Flag to be the Australian National Flag and to make other provision with respect to Flags.
The red flag described in Schedule 1, being the flag a reproduction of which is set out in Part II of Schedule 2, shall be known as the Australian Red Ensign.
The Governor-General may, by Proclamation, appoint such other flags and ensigns of Australia as he thinks fit.
The Governor-General may, by warrant, authorize a person, body or authority to use a flag or ensign referred to in, or appointed under, this Act, either without defacement or defaced in the manner specified in the warrant.
The Governor-General may make, and cause to be published, rules for the guidance of persons in connexion with the flying or use of flags or ensigns referred to in, or appointed under, this Act.
This Act does not affect the right or privilege of a person to fly the Union Jack.SCHEDULE 1 (s3 and 4)
1. The Australian National Flag is a blue flag, and the Australian Red Ensign is a red flag, the design of each of which is specified in clause 1A.
1A. Each of the flags referred to in clause 1 has:
|Position of Centre||Outer Diameter||Inner Diameter||Number of Points|
|On middle line (parallel with the hoist edge of flag) of Union Jack (produced), one-quarter width of flag from bottom edge of flag||Three-tenths of width of flag||Four-ninths of outer diameter||Seven|
|Position of Centre
The fractions are fractions of width of flag
|Outer Diameter||Inner Diameter
In fractions of outer diameter
|Number of Points|
On middle line, one-sixth from bottom edge
One-quarter from middle line, at right angles on left to a point on middle line one-sixteenth above centre of fly
On middle line, one-sixth from top edge
Two-ninths from middle line at right angles on right to a point one-fifteenth above a point on middle line one-sixteenth above centres of fly
One-tenth from middle line at right angles on right to a point on middle line one twenty-fourth below centre of fly
2. In Table A and Table B, "width of flag" means the measurement of the hoist edge of the flag.
3. In Table B, "middle line" means a straight line, parallel with the hoist edge of the flag, and dividing the fly into two equal parts.