Once a week children are organised into the form of a hollow square facing the
flagpole. When, at a given signal, the flag is raised, the boys should salute,
and the girls stand to attention. Then all, placing the right hand on the
left breast, should recite the National Salute (or another form of words
approved by the school community) simultaneously:
I fear God,*
I love my country,
I honour her Queen,**
I salute her flag,
I promise to always obey her laws.
* Non denominational schools may
substitute the words I am an Australian
** Optional Anglican affirmation
Citizenship oath variant
As an Australian citizen,
I pledge/affirm my loyalty to Australia
and its people,
Whose democratic beliefs I share,
Whose rights and liberties I respect, and
Whose laws I will uphold and obey.
Immediately afterwards, taking the time from the teacher, or some one
appointed for the purpose, three cheers for the Queen may be given, the boys uncovering
obtain an Australian national flag under the Constituent's Request Scheme by
contacting the local federal MP or senator.
Similarly the Queensland flag can also be made available by
contacting local state MPs.
Click here to download a guide on how to commemorate
Australian National Flag Day
Click here to download a brief history of the
Australian national flag