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A State Funeral Service for the late Sovereign, Elizabeth the Second, will be held at 11am (British Summer Time) on Monday 19 September 2022, at Westminster Abbey in London, United Kingdom.

As a mark of mourning and respect, and in accordance with protocol, the Australian National Flag should continue to be flown at half-mast, all day on Monday 19 September 2022 from all buildings and establishments occupied by Western Australian government departments and affiliated agencies.

Other organisations are encouraged to participate.

In accordance with flag protocol, all flags and ensigns at each flag station should be flown at half-mast during daylight hours. Flags may be flown at half-mast overnight, provided they are illuminated.

Should it be the custom to fly the flags of other nations at your flag station, it would be appropriate to seek permission from the diplomatic representatives of that nation to half-mast their flag. Vice-Regal Standards are to remain at full-mast.

Flags should be returned to full-mast at 8am (local time) on Tuesday 20 September 2022, until further notice. Further advice will be issued when details of the National Day of Mourning and Reflection are confirmed.

If further information is required, please contact Protocol and State Events via email at or by calling 61 8 6552 6333.

Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Protocol and State Events


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Page reviewed 27 February 2023