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National symbols

Australia's national symbols represent what is unique about the nation, reflecting different aspects of our cultural life and history.

Australian national anthem

Provides information on the symbolism and history of the Australian National Anthem. Includes information on the protocols for use of the anthem and words and music scores are available for download.

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Australian national flag

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Provides information on the symbolism and history of the Australian National Flag. Includes information on the protocols for flying the flag and commercial use of the flag. Also provides flag images and template files for download.

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Commonwealth Coat of Arms

The Commonwealth Coat of Arms is the formal symbol of the Commonwealth of Australia and its authority and ownership. Provides history and various images of the Coat of Arms.
More: Guidelines on the use of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms – RTF 4MB | PDF 297KB

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Floral emblem

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Australia's national floral emblem is the golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha Benth). Provides information about the significance, history, proclamation and use of the national floral emblem.

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Floral emblems of Australia

 Provides detailed information on the Commonwealth, state and territory floral emblems as well as related information for school projects.

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Gemstone

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Australia's national gemstone is the opal. Provides information about the significance, history, proclamation and use of the national gemstone.

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National colours

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Australia's national colours are green and gold. Provides information about the significance, history, proclamation and use of the national colours.

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Other Australian flags

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Provides a brief history of other Australian flags including the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, the Australian Defence Force and those represented by specific government services.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet