Frankston City Council, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, City of Greater Dandenong, and Shire of Yarra Ranges lower the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags to half-mast on the passing of Elders from their community, and City of Whittlesea lowers all Flags to half-mast on Sorry Day. Some Councils hold a special flag-raising ceremony on Sorry Day, lowering the Flags to half-mast for a minute’s silence, then raising to full-mast for the duration of Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week. Many councils also fly the Flags during NAIDOC Week, holding a flag-raising ceremony to mark the beginning of NAIDOC Week in their communities.
Glen Eira City Council won a HART Award in 2021 for their culturally safe 26 January event which included lowering the Flags to half-mast.
The 2012 Victorian Local Government Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Survey found that 47/79 councils permanently fly the Aboriginal Flag.