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The Australian flag consists of the Union Flag in the upper left corner with the Commonwealth Star beneath it. To the right of that are stars representing the Southern Cross constellation. This design was adopted in 1903. Questions about the Australian flag can be directed here.

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Why do people want to change the Australian flag?

Some people want to change the flag because we are not part of Brittan anymore.

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What are the features on the Australian Flag?

The features on the Australian flag are:

  • The Union Jack
  • the Southern Cross (a constellation)
  • The Commonwealth star, also known as the Federal star, which represents all the states and territories of Australia
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What does the five pointed star on the Australian flag represent?

The smallest star on the Australian flag is simply there as part of the Southern Cross constellation on the flag. This beautiful group of stars is represented due to its prominent position in Australian night skies. The smallest star which appears on the flag with five points is called e Crucis.

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What do the smaller stars on the Australian flag stand for?

The five smaller stars on the Australian flag form the constellation of the Southern cross, which is seen only in the southern hemisphere.

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How many lines of symmetry on a Australia flag?

1

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How many lines of symmetry does the Australia flag have?

9

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Why are there 6 stars on the Australian flag?

There is a group of five stars, and a single sixth star on the Australian flag.

The group of five stars form the constellation of the Southern Cross, a valuable navigation aid to early sailors travelling through the southern hemisphere.

The sixth star, situated below the Union Jack, is known as the Federation or Commonwealth star. It has seven points, with six of the points representing the six states of Australia, and the seventh representing Australia's two mainland territories as well as its numerous external (offshore) territories.

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What do the colors on the Australian flag mean?

The stars on the flag depict the Southern Cross. Stars appear white in the sky, so on the flag they are white.

The Union Jack was placed there because Australia was a colony of England. The Union Jack's colors were predefined. The flags of Australia, New Zealand and some other countries are based on the Blue Ensign. Dark blue was the colour of the British blue ensign, which was used in colonial times for the flags of most colonies and south of the equator. New Zealand's flag is also based on the blue ensign.

See the related questions for the history of the Union Jack and Blue Ensign.

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What is so important about the Australian flag?

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How did we get the Australian flag?

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Why is the British flag on the upper left corner on the Australia flag?

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What is the hardest bit about drawing the Australian flag?

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How the Australia flag found?

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Why is our Australian flag have red white and blue?

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When is the Australian Flag flown at half-mast On Anzac day?

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Why is the Australian flag red and blue. Not green and gold?

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What does it mean when the Australian flag is fully up the pole?

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What occupies the top leftcorner of the Australian flag?

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What meaning of Australian flag color?

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What do the 5 stars represent in Australian flag?

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What does the colors on the Australia flag stand for?

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What was so unique about 20 star flag?

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Why is it important that the Australian flag is seen at special events?

It is a symbol of Australian patriotism.

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Why is the colour of the Australian flag so important?

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What do the stars and the union jack on the Australia flag symbolise?

The stars represent the various Australian states - New South Wales, Western Australia, Northern Territory etc. The Union Flag represents Australia's British heritage.

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