South Australia
 South Australia
Founded: 28 December 1836 (4th colony)
Flag Proportion: 1:2
Proposed Use: State and Civil Flag
The flag of South Australia incorporates the state's official colours and its faunal emblem. Its design is based upon the bicolour "Australian pale" used in the flags of the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory.

The official South Australian colours of marine blue and rhodochrosite form the bicolour, separated by a deep gold stripe, which is also an official colour of South Australia. In the fly appears a stylised version of the existing State Badge - the Piping Shrike or White Backed Magpie - with wings outstretched. The red field symbolises South Australia's red outback deserts and marine blue the cool of the Southern Ocean. The southern cross at the hoist represents South Australia's status as an Australian state.

Black and red have been informally adopted as the colours of representative sporting teams from South Australia.

Flag design © 2001 Brendan Jones

Write to the SA Premier

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

The Hon. Steven Marshall, MHA
Premier of South Australia
GPO Box 2343
Adelaide SA 5001


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