Western Australia
 Western Australia
Founded: 18 June 1829 (3rd colony)
Flag Proportion: 1:2
Proposed Use: State and Civil Flag
The flag of Western Australia incorporates the state's heraldic 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 Western Australian heraldic colours of black and yellow form the bicolour. In the fly appears a native Black Swan. The black swan has been a symbol of Western Australia since the mid 19th century. The original colony was in fact called the Swan River Settlement.

The yellow field is symbolic of Western Australia's mineral wealth and also its enormous areas of desert. The southern cross appears in the hoist represents Western Australia's status as an Australian state.

Black and yellow have also been informally adopted as the colours of representative sporting teams from Western Australia.

Flag design © 2001 Brendan Jones

Write to the WA Premier

If you think that Western 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. Mark McGowan, MLA
Premier of Western Australia
5th Floor
Dumas House
2 Havelock Street

Email: wa-government@dpc.wa.gov.au

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