Australian Animal Emblems
State & Territory Emblems

Discover the Australian Animal Emblems that represent each of our states and territories.

Each Australian State & the Northern Territory have an Australian Animal used to represent that particular state or territory.

All of the Australian Animal Emblems are official except the Tasmanian Devil which has never been 'declared' the official emblem of Tasmania

The Kangaroo has always been considered as our National Animal although it has never been officially proclaimed as such.

Both the Red Kangaroo and the Emu appear on our Coat of Arms.

The Australian Capital Territory has the Gang-Gang Cockatoo as their Bird Emblem, but does not have an animal.

New South Wales


The Platypus is the New South Wales Emblem...

The amazing and truly unique Platypus was proclaimed the New South Wales Emblem in 1971.



The Koala is the Queensland Emblem....

The much loved & very cute Koala was proclaimed the Queensland Emblem also in 1971.

Northern Territory

red kangaroo

The Red Kangaroo is the Northern Territory Emblem...

Australia's most well known animal the Red Kangaroo was proclaimed the Northern Territory Animal Emblem in 1975.

Western Australia


The Numbat is the Western Australia Emblem...

Another totally unique little Aussie fella, the Numbat was proclaimed the Western Australia Animal Emblem in 1973.

South Australia

hairy nosed wombat

The Hairy-nosed Wombat is the South Australia Emblem...

Nicknamed 'The Bulldozer of the Bush'- The Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat was proclaimed the South Australia Emblem in 1970



The Leadbeaters Possum is the Victoria Emblem...

The small & Endangered Leadbeaters Possum was proclaimed the Victoria Emblem in 1971.


tasmanian devil

The Tasmanian Devil has never "officially" been declared the emblem of Tasmania but it is considered to be so by most Australians.

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