Flag Raising Ceremony

The Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony is an opportunity to respectfully acknowledge our rich culture and heritage as part of the state’s Australia Day celebrations.

The ceremony took place at Jezzine Barracks in Townsville on Thursday 26 January 2023 and was livestreamed to the public.

This ceremony provided an opportunity to view the Australian Defence Force and recognise its invaluable service to Australia with:

  • the Australian Defence Force Royal Guard of Honour
  • band of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment
  • raising of the Australian, Queensland, Governor of Queensland, Townsville, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
  • a 21-gun salute.

The 2023 Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony was presented by Townsville City Council in partnership with the Queensland Government. The ceremony was assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

Alongside the 2023 Flag Raising Ceremony, Townsville City Council hosted an Australia Day Awards Ceremony and a Citizenship Ceremony.

Live stream

2023 Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony.