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Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory Symbols

  • Bird: Gang-gang Cockatoo
  • Coat of Arms:

    Flag of Capital Territory

  • Coat of Arms: The Capital Territory uses the coat of arms of Canberra that was created in 1927 by the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs and Territories.

    The coat of arms features a black swan and white swan supporting a blue shield. Within the shield a three-towered castle symbolizes the branches of government, the crossed sword and mace symbolize the Sword of State and Parliament of Australia respectively, and the crown symbolizes the Royal authority. An Imperial Crown and portcullis in front of a gum tree make up the crest of the arms, and the motto 'For the Queen, the Law, and the People' is displayed on a ribbon below.
  • Flag of Capital Territory
  • Flower: Royal Bluebell
  • Motto: For the Queen, the Law, and the People
  • Slogan: The Nation's Heart or The Capital

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.