Founded: 10 December 1859 (6th colony)
Flag Proportion: 1:2
Proposed Use: State and Civil Flag
The flag of Queensland incorporates the state's heraldic colours and its floral emblem. Its design is based upon the bicolour "Australian pale" used in the flags of the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory.

The official Queensland heraldic colours of dark blue and gold form the bicolour. In the fly appears a stylised Cooktown Orchid in maroon, Queensland's unofficial state colour. The six petals of the orchard symbolise that Queensland was the sixth and last colony established in Australia. The gold field symbolises Queensand's abundant sunshine and stretches of golden beaches. The southern cross at the hoist represents Queensland's status as an Australian state.

Together, maroon and gold have been widely adopted as the representative colours of Queensland sporting teams. The existing state badge of Queensland, the Maltese Cross, has obscure origin and symbolism and hence was not used in this new flag for Queensland.

Flag design © 2001 Brendan Jones

Write to the Queensland Premier

If you think that Queensland should adopt a new flag, then please write to the Premier urging her to consider changing the state flag. Politicians respond well to public pressure so please make your voice heard! Write to:

The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk, MLA
Premier of Queensland
Executive Building
1 William Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Email: thepremier@premiers.qld.gov.au

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