ACT Legislative Assembly


9. Inquiry into Territory Coat of Arms

The Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services invites submissions to its inquiry into a Territory Coat of Arms.

The ACT is the only Australian State or Territory without a coat of arms.  The familiar coat of arms with a black swan and a white swan, which is currently used to represent our jurisdiction, actually represents the City of Canberra.

On 29 November 2018 the Assembly asked the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services to inquire into a separate Territory Coat of Arms.

The Committee has now familiarised itself with the conventions surrounding the design of coats of arms, and invites written submissions until 21 April 2019.  The Committee is particularly interested in hearing a range of views on two questions:

  1. Whether there should be a Coat of Arms for the Australian Capital Territory (in addition to the Canberra City Coat of Arms).
  2. What symbols might be included in the design of an ACT Coat of Arms.

When suggesting images and symbols, the Committee invites people to describe how they are significant to or representative of the people, history or landscape of the ACT.

In May 2019 the Committee intends to invite further community input to the inquiry through an online survey.

Please spread the word

The Committee wishes to gather a wide range of views, and would like this information to reach as many people as possible.  We would be grateful if you could pass this email to any people or organisations you think may be interested.  If you produce a newsletter, please include this information in your publication.

Make a submission

For information about how to make a submission, please see the ‘Getting involved’ page on the Assembly website.

Please note that submissions are generally published on the Committee website, and are affected by parliamentary privilege.  For more information about this, please read the Guide to Making a Submission.

The closing date for submissions is 21 April 2019. However, if you will have difficulty meeting this date, please inform the Secretary of your intention to make a submission and request an extension.

Submissions should be sent to:

The Committee prefers submissions to be lodged electronically (Word format), although handwritten submissions are acceptable.  All submissions, including those sent electronically, must include a name, an email address, a postal address and a telephone contact number.  Personal contact details will not be published.

Further information

For more information, contact the Committee Secretary, Brianna McGill (LACommitteeETCS@parliament.act.gov.au or 6205 0124).

At its meeting on Thursday, 29 November 2018, the Assembly passed the following resolution:

"That the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services:

  • further consider, and consult with the community on, a new Territory Coat of Arms; and
  • report back to the Assembly by 6 June 2019.

On 16 May 2019, the Assembly agreed a new reporting date of 1 August 2019.

On 30 July 2019, the Assembly amended this reporting date to 31 August 2019.

DescriptionPDFWord
Submission 01 - L Craigie PDF (787.1 KB)
Submission 02 - M Cooney PDF (169.5 KB)
Submission 03 - W Ryan PDF (148.3 KB)
Submission 04 - G Hsu PDF (153.4 KB)
Submission 05 - K Klugman PDF (139.1 KB)
Submission 06 - M Bollen PDF (146.9 KB)
Submission 07 - D Bibo PDF (135.6 KB)
Submission 08 - J Trotter PDF (146.1 KB)
Submission 09 - D Randall. PDF (156.0 KB)
Submission 10 - E Counsel PDF (175.3 KB)
Submission 11 - S Sergi PDF (318.9 KB)
Submission 12 - L Griggs PDF (443.6 KB)
Submission 13 - S Mills PDF (316.8 KB)
Submission 14 - J Mahon PDF (316.0 KB)
Submission 15 - G De Ruyter PDF (318.1 KB)
Submission 16 - B Murphy PDF (148.4 KB)
Submission 17 - G Passerini PDF (277.5 KB)
Submission 18 - B Long PDF (138.8 KB)
Submission 19 - S Galbory PDF (233.7 KB)
Submission 20 - S Koodiaroff PDF (257.5 KB)
Submission 21 - C Thomson PDF (316.6 KB)
Submission 22 - D Turner. PDF (290.2 KB)
Submission 23 - S Scott PDF (247.7 KB)
Submission 24 - R Murdock PDF (280.9 KB)
Submission 25 - S Forde PDF (226.3 KB)
Submission 26 - E Dently PDF (234.8 KB)
Submission 27 - A White PDF (247.5 KB)
Submission 28 - M Sander. PDF (285.0 KB)
Submission 29 - P Bharucha PDF (277.3 KB)
Submission 30 - J Skorich PDF (279.0 KB)
Submission 31 - G Waterlow PDF (279.0 KB)
Submission 32 - L Hutchison PDF (286.9 KB)
Submission 33 - R Bartrum PDF (280.4 KB)
Submission 34 - H Rangarajan PDF (282.8 KB)
Submission 35 - L Thomas PDF (282.4 KB)
Submission 36 - R Holder PDF (280.9 KB)
Submission 37 - A Kirk PDF (280.0 KB)
Submission 38 - R Ingall PDF (286.8 KB)
Submission 39 - A Marich PDF (278.4 KB)
Submission 40 - V Beddoe PDF (280.9 KB)
Submission 41 - N Burt PDF (408.3 KB)
Submission 42 - S Squires PDF (1.9 MB)
Submission 43 - M King PDF (174.8 KB)
Submission 44 - G Kingman-Sugars PDF (321.9 KB)
Submission 45 - JV Johnson PDF (335.7 KB)
Submission 46 - B Whyte PDF (179.1 KB)
Submission 47 - I Ostyn PDF (2.0 MB)
Submission 48 - T Fewtrell and D Headon PDF (600.5 KB)
Submission 49 - B Coles PDF (170.8 KB)
Submission 50 - M Austin PDF (321.3 KB)
Submission 51 - The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra PDF (1.4 MB)
Submission 52 - ACT Government PDF (468.2 KB)
Submission 53 - J Matthews PDF (1.3 MB)
Submission 54 - Australian Monarchist League PDF (424.4 KB)
Submission 55 - M Bray PDF (143.9 KB)
Submission 56 - R Calvert.pdf PDF (314.1 KB)
Submission 57 - The Australian Heraldry Society PDF (955.2 KB)
Submission 57 - The Australian Heraldry Society - Attachment - Member Circular - Issue 159 PDF (24.7 MB)
Submission 57 - The Australian Heraldry Society - Attachment 1 PDF (171.1 KB)
Submission 57 - The Australian Heraldry Society - Attachment 2 PDF (172.7 KB)
Submission 57 - The Australian Heraldry Society - Attachment 3 PDF (119.4 KB)
Submission 57 - The Australian Heraldry Society - Attachment 4 PDF (62.9 KB)
Submission 57 Supplementary - The Australian Heraldry Society PDF (5.3 MB)
Submission 58 - B Saines PDF (414.6 KB)
Submission 59 - A McDonnell PDF (232.9 KB)
Submission 60 - Flags Australia PDF (538.0 KB)
Submission 61 - S Boyle PDF (623.5 KB)
Submission 62 - ACT Courts and Tribunal PDF (689.5 KB)
Submission 63 - Women for an Australian Republic PDF (326.2 KB)
Submission 63 - Women for an Australian Republic - Attachment 1 PDF (134.0 KB)
Submission 64 - D Hassall PDF (227.5 KB)
Submission 65 - D Hearder PDF (503.4 KB)
Submission 65 - D Hearder - Attachment 1 PDF (3.5 MB)
Submission 65 - D Hearder - Attachment 1.pd2 PDF (3.6 MB)
Submission 65 - D Hearder - Attachment 1.pd3 PDF (1.5 MB)
Submission 65 - D Hearder - Attachment 1.pd4 PDF (79.4 KB)
Submission 65 - D Hearder - Attachment 1.pd5 PDF (1010.5 KB)
Submission 66 - C Ryan PDF (641.7 KB)
Submission 67 - F Boyle PDF (266.5 KB)
Submission 68 - ACT Law Society PDF (391.0 KB)
DescriptionPDFWord
Report 9 - Inquiry into a Territory Coat of Arms PDF (2.1 MB) Word (9.1 MB)
DescriptionPDFWord
Correspondence from NT Government PDF (665.5 KB)
Correspondence from the College of Arms PDF (216.9 KB)
Hearing 1 - Exhibit 1 - Australian Monarchist League PDF (572.9 KB)
Hearing 1 - Exhibit 2 - Ivo Ostyn PDF (62.4 KB)
Hearing 1 - Exhibit 3 - Heraldry And Geaneology Society PDF (51.3 KB)
Hearing 1 - Exhibit 4 - Australian Heraldic Society; Richard D'APICE PDF (3.2 MB)
Hearing 1 - Exhibit 5 - Steven SQUIRES; David HEARDER; David HEADON PDF (1.3 MB)
Media release 1 - Should there be a Territory Coat of Arms (21 March 2019) PDF (382.7 KB)
Media release 2 - Public Hearing – Inquiry into Territory Coat of Arms (9 May 2019) PDF (167.1 KB)

Calendar

 Sitting day
 Committee hearing
 Other events

Other formats: HTML PDF iCal

Subscribe to the calendar RSS feed RSS Icon

Social media

Site Map | Copyright and Disclaimer Notice | Privacy Policy
Page last updated on 3 December 2018
2015 Legislative Assembly for the ACT