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Guidelines and Policies

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Common Badging

The new Common Badging for the Government of Western Australia incorporates the State Coat of Arms and is now known as the State Government Badge.

Government Advertising and Communications

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet is responsible for the oversight of advertising and communications and has the responsibility for the management of the Government advertising and communications policy and guidelines.

Making Written Submissions to National Inquiries

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet is responsible for coordinating written submissions to national inquiries by Western Australian public sector bodies.

Public Interest Disclosures

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 came into effect on 1 July 2003. The Act encourages and facilitates the disclosure of public interest information by providing protection for those who make disclosures, and those who are the subject of disclosures.

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet is committed to the aims and objectives of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 and recognises the value and importance of staff contributions to administrative and management practices. The Department of the Premier and Cabinet's internal procedures guide provides further information on the public interest disclosure process.


Strategic protocol advice and event management services to the Premier and the Government of Western Australia are coordinated through the Department of the Premier and Cabinet's, Protocol Office within the Whole of Government's Future Directions and Strategic Projects Unit, Cabinet and Policy Division. The Branch aims to protect and enhance the dignity of the Office of the Premier during the planning and implementation of visits and events, whilst ensuring that these activities are of benefit to the State and the people of Western Australia.

Visit the Protocol page for further information.

Premier's Circulars

Premier's Circulars are used to communicate throughout the Public Service, matters of strategic importance to the State concerning whole of Government policy. 

Symbols of Western Australia

There are six insignia in common use throughout the Western Australian State Government. They are:

  • The State Coat of Arms
  • The State Flag
  • Floral Emblem - Red and Green Kangaroo Paw
  • Faunal Emblems
    • Numbat
    • Black Swan
  • Fossil Emblem - Gogo Fish

Visit the Symbols of WA page for more information and to download images.


Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.