Australian Red Ensign flag



We can supply the Red Ensign flag in a wide variety of sizes and finishes for all maritime requirements. If the size or finish you require is not listed, please contact us or call us on 02 9838 7725.

The Australian Red Ensign resulted from the 1901 Commonwealth Government Federal Flag Design Competition which required two entries: a flag for official use by the Commonwealth Government and one for the use of state and local governments, mercantile marine, private organisations and individuals. The winning design was based on the traditional British Red Ensign and featured the Southern Cross and Commonwealth Star.

The Shipping Registration Act of 1981 affirmed that the Australian Red Ensign was the proper “colours” for Australian registered ships and that smaller (i.e., less than 30 tons) pleasure and fishing craft could fly either the Australian Red Ensign or the Australian National Flag but not both at the same time.

For more information about the Red Ensign flag, please visit wikipedia.



Flag material

Fully sewn, Knitted polyester, Woven polyester

Flag size

1 yard (913mm x 460mm), 1.5 yard (1370mm x 685mm), 2 yard (1830mm x 915mm), 2.5 yard (2300mm x 1150mm), 3 yard (2740mm x 1370mm), custom

Flag finish

Header and loops, Horizontal sleeve, Vertical sleeve