Flag Raising Ceremony

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

The 2022 ceremony took place at Jezzine Barracks, Townsville on Wednesday 26 January 2022 and was live streamed 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, and
  • Royal Australian Air Force fly past.

The 2022 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 2022 Flag Raising Ceremony, Townsville City Council hosted a Citizenship Ceremony.

Live stream

2022 Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony.