List of symbols of states and territories of Australia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is a list of the symbols of the states and territories of Australia. Each state and territory has a unique set of official symbols.

States[edit]

State   Coat of arms   Badge   Floral   Bird    Animal   Fish   Motto   Colours   Gem / Mineral   Fossil  
New South Wales
New South Wales
Coat of arms of New South Wales
Coat of arms of New South Wales
Badge of New South Wales
State Badge of New South Wales.svg
Waratah
Waratah
Kookaburra
Kookaburra
Platypus
Platypus
Eastern blue groper
Blue groper
Orta recens quam pura nites
Newly risen how brightly you shine
Sky blue

 

Black opal
Black Opal
Mandageria fairfaxir [1]
Queensland
Queensland
Coat of arms of Queensland
Coat of arms of Queensland
Badge of Queensland
State Badge of Queensland.svg
Cooktown orchid
Cooktown orchid
Brolga
Cassiwairee
Koala
Koala
Barrier reef anemone fish
Barrier reef anemone fish
Audax at Fidelis
Bold but Faithful
Maroon
 
Sapphire
Sapphire[2]
-
South Australia
South Australia
Coat of arms of South Australia
Coat of arms of South Australia
Badge of South Australia
State Badge of South Australia.svg
Sturt's desert pea
Sturt's desert pea
- Hairy nosed wombat
Hairy nosed wombat
Leafy seadragon
Leafy seadragon
- Blue, red and gold
   
Opal
Opal
Spriggina floundersi
Spriggina floundersi[3]
Tasmania
Tasmania
Coat of arms of Tasmania
Coat of arms of Tasmania
Badge of Tasmania
State Badge of Tasmania.svg
Tasmanian blue gum
Tasmanian blue gum
- Tasmanian devil
Tasmanian Devil
- Ubertas et fidelitas
Fertility and Faithfulness
Bottle green, yellow and maroon

   

Crocoite
Crocoite[4]
-
Victoria
Victoria
Coat of arms of Victoria
Coat of Arms of Victoria.svg
Badge of Victoria
State Badge of Victoria (Australia)-alternate.svg
Common (pink) heath
Common (pink) heath
Helmeted honeyeater
Helmeted honeyeater
Leadbeater's possum
Leadbeater's possum
Weedy seadragon
Weedy seadragon
Peace and Prosperity Navy blue and white

  

Gold
Gold[5]
-
Western Australia
Western Australia
Coat of arms of Western Australia
Coat of arms of Western Australia
Badge of Western Australia
State Badge of Western Australia.svg
Red and green kangaroo paw
Red and green kangaroo paw
Black swan
Black swan
Numbat
Numbat
Whale shark
Whale shark
- Gold and black
  
- Gogo fish
Gogo fish[6]

Territories[edit]

Territory   Coat of arms   Floral   Bird   Animal   Motto   Colours   Other  
Australian Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Coat of arms of Canberra[Note 1]
Coat of arms of Canberra
Royal bluebell
Royal bluebell
Gang-gang cockatoo
Gang-gang cockatoo
- For the Queen, the Law and the People Blue and gold

  

[7]
Northern Territory
Northern Territory
Coat of arms of the Northern Territory
Coat of arms of the Northern Territory
Sturt's desert rose
Sturt's desert rose
Wedge-tailed eagle
Wedge-tailed eagle
Red kangaroo
Red kangaroo
- Black, white and red ochre

   

[8]
Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island
Coat of arms of Norfolk Island
Coat_of_arms_of_Norfolk_Island
Phillip Island Hibiscus
Philip Island Hibiscus
Norfolk Island Green Parrot
Norfolk parakeet
- Inasmuch Green and sky blue
  

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The ACT has no arms, but as the governments of the territory and city are unified, and the city's arms are used as though they were the territory's.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of New South Wales website. "State Emblems of NSW". Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  2. ^ Queensland Government website. "State flags, emblems, and icons". Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  3. ^ Government of South Australia website. "Insignia". Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  4. ^ Tasmanian Parliamentary Library website. "Emblems of Tasmania". Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  5. ^ Department of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria). "Victorian Symbols and Emblems". Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  6. ^ Department of the Premier and Cabinet (Western Australia). "Symbols of Western Australia". Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  7. ^ ACT Govt. Chief Minister Department website. "Emblems of Australian Capital Territory". Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  8. ^ Government of Northern Territory. "Official symbols and emblems". Retrieved 18 March 2018.