Yard Arm Or Gaff
When flown on a flagpole fitted with a yardarm and flying with another National flag the Australian flag should be flown on the left side of the flagpole.
When flown on a flagpole fitted with a yardarm and flying with a State flag and house flag, the Australian flag should be flown from the top of the flagpole, State flag on the left and house flag on the right
On a flagpole fitted with a gaff, fly the Australian flag on the gaff, which is the position of honour. This is a tradition dating back to the days of sailing ships, where the flag had to be kept free of the ships rigging.