Flags of the World (A)

Name & image of flag



Australia flag
  • The flag's original design (with a 6-pointed Commonwealth star representing the 6 original states of the Commonwealth of Australia) was chosen in 1901 from entries in a competition

  • The current version of the Australia flag with the 7-pointed Commonwealth star was introduced in a 8 Dec 1908 proclamation
    6 points represent the 6 original states of the Commonwealth of Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia)
    The 7th point represents the territories and any other future states of Australia

  • 6 states & 2 territories (Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory)

  • The Crux has a high level of cultural significance in many Southern Hemisphere nations

  • The Crux or Southern Cross Constellation