Approval to Use Certain Words or Emblems - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you intend to use the words or emblems of the:

  • Geneva Cross;
  • Red Crescent;
  • Red Cross; or
  • Red Lion and Sun.

Approval is required for use of all emblems, signs, signals, identity cards, insignia and uniforms associated with these words.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility Requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Defence

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Defence National Switchboard Canberra

Operating address: CP3-7-05
Campbell Park Offices
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Phone: 02 6144 9190
Phone: 1300 333 362