Current Flag Adopted: circa 1953
All State flags, except the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory, use the Australian flag, based on the Blue Ensign, but have the particular badge of that State on the right hand side where the Southern Cross would be.
The flag of Queensland is the Blue Ensign with the State badge. The badge features a light blue Maltese cross, with the Imperial Crown in the centre of the cross, within a white circle. This badge, proclaimed in 1876, was designed by the then Queensland Colonial Secretary and Treasurer William Hemmant.
Queensland was the first State to be granted a Coat of Arms. Queen Victoria granted it to the then colony in 1893.
Floral emblem: Cooktown Orchid
Animal emblem: Koala
Bird emblem: Brolga