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The State Coat of Arms

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There are four ​approved versions of the State Coat of Arms:

 

Option A Opti​on B (not preferred) Option C Option D
 Coat of Arms With Text B&W Seal B&W Coat of Arms No Text B&W Coat of Arms WA text B&W
Option A
Text
Option B
Seal
Option C
No Text
Option D
Text

 

  • ​Option A is to be used by all government entities.
  • Option B should only be used in situations where it is more suitable for other applications and signage.
  • Option C and D is generally used by Members of Parliament, independent agencies reporting directly to Parliament and non-government bodies where permission has been given.
  • Option A and B can be reversed in white over dark backgrounds as in below examples.

 

Option A Opti​on B (not preferred)
 Coat of Arms With Text W&B Seal W&B
Option A
Text
Option B
Seal

 

A brief history and further information on the State Coat of Arms is available on the Symbols of Western Australia section of this website.

The State Coat of Arms should be used in its own right for specific publications and documents, such as:

  • publications with continuing government or historical interest (e.g. Government Gazette);
  • high-level records with continuing government or historic interest (e.g. records of Royal Commissions and intergovernmental agreements);
  • records documenting legal rights of the State;
  • documents provided for commemorative or legal reasons (e.g. certificates); and
  • documents specifically relevant to and/or issued by the Western Australian Parliament.

Rules of depiction

The general rules of depiction of the State Coat of Arms are as follows:

  • It must be an accurate reproduction and the features and any wording should be clear and distinct.
  • It is to be placed in a position of prominence, either at the top center or top left hand corner of any page, signage or electronic document.
  • No wording is to appear above the State Coat of Arms and in the case of the official form the only words that are to appear directly below are either 'Government of Western Australia' or 'Western Australia'.
  • When used in conjunction with a department logo, the State Coat of Arms is to be placed in the paramount position, i.e. the State Coat of Arms must be above or to the left of any other logos and must be at least the same size as the logo.
  • It must not be used as a watermark or overprinted with words or designs and it must also not be placed on top of wording or designs.
  • It must be a true reproduction of the approved State Coat of Arms, without alteration and without the addition of any other words or devices and it must not be incorporated with any other logo.
  • The State Coat of Arms must not appear at the bottom of a page or signage.  However, if an exemption is granted by the Common Badging Committee to do so, the same rules as stated above apply, i.e. the State Coat of Arms must be on the left of the page or signage and other logos to the right and no other logos are to be placed above or at the top of the page or signage.
  • The State Coat of Arms must appear only once in a document or publication.
  • In situations where only the State Coat of Arms is to be used, then Option A (Text) should be used.

Size and colours

For general usage, the State Coat of Arms should be used at approximately 2.0 cm wide.

The State Coat of Arms must never by used at less than 1.5cm wide.

The State Coat of Arms can be reproduced in:

  • a monotone in black;
  • reversed in white over dark backgrounds; or
  • in a theme or corporate colour.