Symbols of South Australia

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South Australia is one of Australia's States, and has established several state symbols.

Official symbols[edit]

Symbol Image Adopted Remarks
Flag Flag of South Australia
Flag of South Australia
13 January 1904
Badge State Badge of South Australia
State Badge of South Australia
14 January 1904 The "piping shrike" is the emblematic representation of the Australian magpie.[1]
Coat of arms Coat of arms of South Australia
Coat of arms of South Australia
19 April 1984 Granted by Queen Elizabeth II, The present coat of arms replaced the arms granted by King Edward VIII in 1936.
Colours Red, Blue and Gold 25 November 1982 Red-Pantone 199, Blue-Pantone 295 & Gold-Pantone 137
Floral Sturt's desert pea
Swainsona Formosa
Sturt's Desert Pea
23 November 1961
Faunal Hairy nosed wombat
Lasiorhinus latifrons
Hairy Nosed Wombat
27 August 1970
Gem Opal
5 August 1985
Marine Leafy seadragon
Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon
8 February 2001
Fossil Spriggina floundersi
14 February 2017

Unofficial Emblems[edit]

Symbol Image Remarks
Bird Australian magpie
Gymnorhina tibicen telonocua
Piping shrike


  1. ^ Macquarie Concise Dictionary, 6th Edition. Macquarie Dictionary Publishers Pty. Ltd., Sydney, 2013. ISBN 9781876429225