|Flag of Australia|
|Adopted||February 11, 1903|
|Designed by||Ivor Evans|
The flag of Australia has a blue background, with the Union Jack in the canton, a white seven-pointed star below the Union Jack, called the "Commonwealth Star", and a representation of Crux in the fly half of the flag, in white seven-pointed stars, but the star representing ε (Epsilon) Crucis is a five-pointed star.
The Union Jack represents the United Kingdom, which Australia once was a territory of. The blue is because this flag is heavily based off the Commonwealth flag. The seven-pointed star represents the six states of Australia, and all other territories belonging to Australia. The six stars possibly represent the six states. Crux is a symbol of the Southern Hemisphere. Heard Island And McDonald Islands
Six people are credited with designing the same flag, all of which were schoolchildren at the time.
Dependencies and other territories