Flag Raising Ceremony

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

The 2021 ceremony will take place at Jezzine Barracks, Townsville, commencing at 10am on Tuesday 26 January 2021. A traditional event, 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 flypast.

The 2021 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 2021 Flag Raising Ceremony, Townsville City Council will again host its Australia Day Awards Ceremony and Citizenship Ceremony.

The 2021 Flag Raising Ceremony is part of Queensland’s Australia Day celebrations, which includes the Great Australian Bites program and the Australia Day Ambassador Program.