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:
An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.
Definition of terms
- Aquatic emblem
the Barrier Reef Anemone Fish
- Bird emblem
- Faunal emblem
- Floral emblem
the Cooktown Orchid
- State gem
Protocol Queensland can provide guidance on this Act and its application.
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.
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Governance, State Affairs
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