Emblems of Queensland Act 2005 - Queensland

Service summary

To prescribe the floral and the faunal emblem of Queensland and to regulate the use of the badge and arms of the State of Queensland.

The Act applies to any person or organisation who intends to use or reproduce the badge or arms of Queensland. It prohibits the unauthorised use or assumption of the badge or arms.

Businesses who wish to use or reproduce the badge or arms, (e.g. in publications, etc), must obtain authority to do so.

The Act does not apply to the Crown or to persons acting on behalf of the Crown.

The following Guides or Booklets are available:

  • Corporate Identity and State Emblems

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Definition of terms

Aquatic emblem

the Barrier Reef Anemone Fish

Bird emblem

the Brolga

Faunal emblem

the Koala

Floral emblem

the Cooktown Orchid

State gem

the sapphire

Additional information

Protocol Queensland can provide guidance on this Act and its application.


Appeal process


Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties

Permission to use or assume the badge, arms or emblems is granted at the discretion of the Minister.

Offences against this provision are liable to a fine and a person who continues to offend after conviction is liable to a fine for each day on which the offence is continued.

Prosecutions are conducted before the Magistrates Court.

Administering agency

Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Governance, State Affairs
Protocol Queensland

Contact details

Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Governance, State Affairs
Protocol Queensland

Operating address:
Level 4, 100 George Street
Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
PO Box 15185
Queensland 4002


07 3224 5921

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