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Yarra recognises Co Vang flag as symbol of local Vietnamese community

4 August 2016

Yarra City Council has resolved to recognise the Vietnamese Yellow Flag (known as ‘Co Vang’) as symbolic of the identity and contributions of Vietnamese Australian people.

In reaching its decision, Council considered the profound contribution that Vietnamese immigrants have made to Yarra’s culture and economy over the past 40 years, as well as the special significance of Co Vang to the local Vietnamese community.

This resolution was in response to a request from the Victorian Chapter of the Vietnamese Community in Australia.

Council also considered a request to fly the flag each year on Vietnamese Veterans Day (19 June) and resolved to receive further officer advice on this matter before reaching a final decision.

Council Resolution of Tuesday 2 August 2016

That Council:

  • note the report;
  • note the supporting information provided by the applicant Organisation – the Vietnamese Community of Australia - Victorian Chapter; and
  • formally recognise the Vietnamese Yellow Flag (“Co Vang”), as a symbol of the identity of the Vietnamese Australian community and their contribution to Australia; and
  • request officers to provide a report to the Council Meeting of 23 August 2016 on the implications for flying of the “Co Vang” of the letter from DFAT2 August.




Further information
Ivan Gilbert
Group Manager – CEO Office
9205 5110

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