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State Identity

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Victoria


State Identity

Victorian Flag

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.

Victoria was the first State to have its own flag in 1870. Victoria's flag is made up of the Blue Ensign with the State badge. The badge consists of the Southern Cross with the Imperial Crown above.

Victorian Coat of Arms

The original Coat of Arms of Victoria was granted on 6 June 1910 by King George V. The present coat of arms was granted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973. It includes the shield which incorporates the same badge as used in the flag. Above the shield is a kangaroo holding an Imperial Crown. The shield is supported by two women one holding an olive branch (peace) and the other a cornucopia (prosperity).
The motto is "Peace and Prosperity".



Floral emblem: Pink Heath
Animal emblem: Leadbeater's Possum
Bird emblem: Helmeted Honey-eater (Yellow-tufted Honey-eater)