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Image: Coat of Arms of Western Australia

The Coat of Arms of the State of Western Australia was granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Royal Warrant dated the 17th day of March, 1969.

The blazon of the Arms is as follows:

In heraldic terminology

For Arms: Argent on a base wavy Azure charged with a barrulet wavy Argent a Black Swan naiant proper.

And for Crest: On a Wreath Or and Sable The Royal Crown between two Kangaroo Paw (Anigosanthos Manglesii) flowers slipped proper.

And for Supporters: On either side a Kangaroo holding in the exterior fore-paw a Boomerang proper.

As the same are in the painting hereunto annexed more plainly depicted to be borne for Our said State on Seals, Shields, Banners, Flags, or Otherwise-according to the Laws of Arms.

In current terminology

For Arms: A silver shield with a base of rippled blue across which is a thin wavy silver stripe. A black swan, in natural colour, and in horizontal position is floating on the blue base which represents water.

And for Crest: Resting on a gold and black wreath is the Royal Crown between two Kangaroo Paw flowers accurately depicted.

And for Supporters: Two red kangaroos support the shield held between them. A boomerang accurately depicted is held by each in their other forepaw.

The Coat of Arms is to be used on seals, shields, banners or otherwise according to the Laws of Arms.

Abbreviated Form: With the consent of the Garter Principal King of Arms, the Arms will be produced, for the use in Western Australia, in abbreviated form without the helmet and mantling. A helmet and mantling is depicted in correct heraldic form in the Warrant to conform to heraldic principles, but omission thereof for general usage is in line with the usage of the Commonwealth of Australia and of other Australian States.

Guidelines for use

For further information in regard to the use of the State Coat of Arms please refer to the Common Badging website

Images for download 

To obtain digital versions of the Coat of Arms, visit the Common Badging website - Downloads.

Bromides of the Coat of Arms (both forms) may be obtained from the State Law Publisher.


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.