The Australian Flag came into being after the the federation of the Australian States into the Commonwealth of Australian on 1 January. Australia's National Flag. Australian flag In , the Commonwealth of Australia was formed. Until this time, Australia used Britain's flag, the Union Jack. The stars represent two different things. The Flag of Australia The large one to the left is known as the commonwealth star or federation star. It originally was a 6. They were initiated by the vexillographer John Christian Vaughan to commemorate the first occasion when the flag was flown in Guidelines for flying the flag are laid out in the Flags Act and in a pamphlet entitled "The Australian National Flag", which is published by the Australian Government on an infrequent basis. Five people tied for the honour of designing the Australian flag - Annie Dorrington, Ivor Evans, Leslie Hawkins, Egbert Nuttall, and William Stevens. Januar das offizielle Symbol der Insel. Januardem Gründungstag des Commonwealth of Australia Australischer Bundhatte das Land immer noch keine besten games aller zeiten Flagge. The Prime Minister, John Howardrejected the calls stating that "