Australian state colours

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In Australia, state colours are frequently part of a state or territory's set of state symbols.

Some states have formally adopted a set of colours as their official "state colours" while others have de facto state colours that have become well-known through popular use. State colours often appear on a variety of different media, from the state's flag to the colours used in sports. In particular the Sheffield Shield team caps popularised the usage of single colours to represent each state.

State/Territory Flag Primary colour Secondary colours Further information
ACT Australian Capital Territory Blue and gold[1] see ACT Brumbies
New South Wales New South Wales Sky blue[2] White see New South Wales rugby league team
Northern Territory Northern Territory Black, white and ochre[3] see Northern Territory Football Club
Queensland Queensland Maroon[4] Gold see Queensland rugby league team
South Australia South Australia Red[5] Blue and gold see South Australia Croweaters
Tasmania Tasmania Bottle green[6][7] Maroon and yellow see Tasmanian Tigers
Victoria Victoria (Australia) Navy blue[8] White and Silver see Victoria Big V
Western Australia Western Australia Gold and black see Western Australia Sandgropers

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ACT Government Chief Minister's Department - ACT Flags and Emblems
  2. ^ Symbols and emblems of NSW
  3. ^ Department of the Chief Minister - Northern Territory Flag
  4. ^ State colour - Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  5. ^ The State Coat of Arms of South Australia
  6. ^ Department of Premier and Cabinet - TASMANIA : Sporting colours
  7. ^ "Tasmanian Sporting Colours - Story of their Origin", The Mercury, 13 February 1925
  8. ^ Department of Premier and Cabinet: Ensigns of Public Authority