Culture and heritage


Official version of the NSW Coat of ArmsUsed by NSW authorities - outline representation

Used by NSW authorities - outline representation


This is the official version of the NSW Coat of Arms that is used by agencies of the NSW Government. It dates from the 1980s and is predominantly used on letterheads and business cards, and on signs and advertising in conjunction with polychrome corporate or agency logos and emblems.

Blazon: Azure a cross argent voided gules charged in the centre chief point with a lion passant guardant, and on each member with a mullet of eight points or between in the first and fourth quarters a fleece or banded argent and in the second and third quarters a garb also or: And for a crest, on a wreath of the colours a rising sun each ray tagged with a flame of fire proper: And for the supporters, on the dexter side a lion rampant guardant: And on the sinister side a kangaroo both or, together with this motto, "Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites," (Recently arisen, how brightly you shine)

Some questions to research:

  1. Does this representation accurately depict the blazon in a monochrome form?
  2. Can you 'trick' this representation to indicate the tinctures or colours?


Source: Heritage Branch


Page last updated: 01 September 2012