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Floral emblem

Image of Australian Wattle

Australia’s national floral emblem is the golden wattle. When in flower, the golden wattle displays the national colours, green and gold.

As one species of a large genus of flora growing across Australia, the golden wattle is a symbol of unity. Wattle is purpose-built to withstand Australia’s droughts, winds and bushfires. The resilience of wattle captures the spirit of the Australian people.

Australian National Flag

Australian National Flag

The Australian National Flag was first flown in Melbourne in 1901. For over a century now it has been the primary expression of Australian identity and pride.

You can receive immediate advice on how to fly the flag on special occasions by registering for the Commonwealth Flag Network alert.

Australian National Anthem

Australian National Flag image

The Australian National Anthem, proclaimed in 1984, identifies Australia at home and overseas. It unites the nation and is a public expression of joy and pride in being Australian.

The anthem is used at important public ceremonies, sporting and community events. The words of the Australian National Anthem are available for download on this site.

Australian Bravery Decorations

The Australian Bravery Decorations recognise acts of selfless bravery by members of the community.

In 1989 Mr Darrell James Tree of South Australia was awarded the first Cross of Valour: Australia’s highest civilian bravery decoration. Despite repeatedly falling unconscious from electrocution Mr Tree saved a three year-old boy from a crane charged with high voltage electricity.