Our Protocol Unit provide information and advice on the protocols associated with the flying of flags, including:

  • the correct handling and display
  • the correct precedence (or order for flying flags)
  • when to fly flags at half-mast.

Download our Guide to Flying Flags in South Australia.

Flag Notifications

The Protocol Unit provides a flag broadcast service to notify South Australian government agencies of occasions that involve our National, State and Aboriginal Flag.

To be notified about events, such as half-mastings and other nationally significant occasions, please contact the Protocol Unit and ask to added to their flag broadcast database.


Protocol Unit
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Phone: (08) 8429 5135
Email: dpcprotocol@sa.gov.au