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Flags Amendment (Eureka Flag) Bill 2003
Schedule 1 Amendment of the Flags Act 1953

   

1  After section 4

Insert:

4A   The Eureka Flag

                   The flag described in Schedule 3, being the flag a reproduction of which is set out in Schedule 4, shall be known as the Eureka Flag or the Southern Cross Flag.

 

2            After Schedule 2

Insert:

 

Schedule 3 - The Eureka Flag

 

1. The Eureka Flag or Southern Cross Flag is a blue flag and has:

 

a)       the proportion of 13:20 (width:length);

 

b)       a white cross in the centre of the flag, each arm of the cross not extending to the edge of the flag as specified in Table C;

 

c)       an eight pointed white star centred over the ends of each arm of the cross as specified in Table D;

 

d)       a larger eight pointed star over the centre of the cross as specified in Table D;

 

e)       each star with a blue border in the same colour as the background.

 

 

Table C - The Cross

 

 

Position

Length*

Width*

Horizontal arm

Centred

0.7625

0.0925

Vertical arm

Centred

0.4625

0.09

* Expressed in fractions of length of the flag

 

Table D - The Stars and Borders

 

 

Position of centre

Outer diameter

(in fractions of length of flag)

Inner diameter

(in fractions of outer diameter)

Centre star

Centre of flag

0.1625

half

Centre star border

 

0.185

half

Outer 4 stars

Centred over the ends of each arm

0.15

half

Outer stars’ borders

 

0.17125

half

 



 

Schedule 4 - The Eureka (Southern Cross) Flag