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 2023 ceremony will take place at Jezzine Barracks, Townsville on Thursday 26 January 2023 and will be live streamed to the public via the Townsville City Council Facebook page. This ceremony provides 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, and
  • Royal Australian Air Force fly past.

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

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

More information regarding the Australia Day Flag Ceremony will be announced early 2023.