The Governor's Standard
In 1984, Queen Elizabeth II approved of a change in the Personal Standard of the Governor of Victoria. Previously, the Standard used by all Victorian Governors since 1870 had been the Union Jack with the Badge of the State emblazoned in the centre.
The new Personal Standard for the Governor of Victoria, which is still used today, is the State Flag of Victoria, with the blue background replaced by gold, and red stars depicting the Southern Cross. The gold background represents Victoria’s golden past and its promise for a golden future.
The Governor’s Standard is flown at Government House and on vehicles conveying the presence of the Governor. When the Governor is absent from Victoria, the Standard on the tower of Government House is lowered until the Governor’s return to the State.
More information on Victoria's symbols and emblems can be found at the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet website.
The Governor and Judge Howard attended the 2016 AFL Brownlow Medal Count at Crown Casino in the evening.
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