Saturday 8 December 2018, marked the 110th anniversary of the current design of the Australian National Flag.
On 8 December 1908, the Governor-General unveiled an updated flag to reflect and acknowledged the formation of territories in Australia.
Australia’s first flag had a Commonwealth Star comprising six points to represent the six Australian states. In 1908, the number of points on the Commonwealth Star was increased to seven to include Australia’s territories.
Our flag is Australia’s foremost national symbol and has become an expression of Australian identity and pride.
Its anniversary provides an opportunity to celebrate the significance of the Australian National Flag as our key national symbol and everything that is great about our country.
I urge all Australians to be proud of our Flag and the values it represents.