State funerals and memorial services
The Protocol and events team at Department of Premier and Cabinet delivers official state funerals and memorial services on behalf of the Premier and the Victorian Government.
The Protocol and state events team plan, coordinate, and deliver official Guest of Government and diplomatic visits to Victoria.
Order of precedence for events
This Victorian government protocol page lists the order for acknowledging and seating officials at an event or state occasion held in Victoria.
How to address royalty and officials
Guidance on the correct forms of address for royalty, government officials, diplomatic and consular corps and religious leaders.
Flag notifications and protocol
Find information about when you should fly a national and/or state flag at half-mast and when you should fly certain other flags.
Coat of Arms and State Badge guidelines
The State Badge of Victoria and the Victorian Coat of Arms can only be used with permission and in certain circumstances.
The history of the Victorian Coat of Arms
Victoria was the second State of Australia to achieve Arms, following the creation of the Commonwealth in 1901.
Victoria's state emblems
Discover the official state emblems of Victoria: Fossil, the Leadbeater's Possum, the Helmeted Honeyeater, the Common Seadragon, Common Heath, our state mineral, gold and our state tartan.
Reviewed 12 May 2023