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Awards and national symbols

Australian Awards and National Symbols

Contact the Honours, Symbols and Territories Branch of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (see It's an Honour) for advice or information on:

  • Australian honours and awards, including nomination procedures
  • Imperial honours and foreign awards
  • how and when to wear an award
  • Australian flags
  • Australian national symbols including national colours (green and gold), floral emblem (wattle) and gemstone (opal)
  • Australian national and Royal anthems including words and sheet music for the National Anthem, with Brass and Military Band musical arrangements
  • history and use of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms
  • using national and Royal symbols, and heraldic matters, and
  • anniversary messages.


Last updated: 27 March 2020