Project status: In Progress

How to have YourSay:

To reflect our growing capital and the significant change in the region over the past few decades, the ACT Government will be reviewing the emblems which represent and celebrate the Australian Capital Territory.

You can take part by:

  • Joining the YourSay Community Panel, which will ask a series of questions in 2021 about the symbols that best represent the ACT and Canberra.
  • Following this page by clicking the button in the top left hand corner, be the first to know and take part in new activities.
  • Voting for your favourite design when the public vote for the new Territory Coat of Arms is open in late 2021.

We are looking at:

The ACT Government recognises the value and importance of our symbols and emblems as a reflection of our values as a society, and will be conducting this work as a response to the recommendations laid out in the Inquiry into a Territory Coat of Arms by the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services in 2019.

In 2021, in consultation with the community and in partnership with the University of Canberra, a Territory Coat of Arms will be developed to represent our diverse, modern, and inclusive Territory. This will be a new addition to the suite of emblems and insignia we use to promote and celebrate the ACT, which already includes the City of Canberra Coat of Arms and many others.

Public design submissions are welcome. To access the briefing materials or to submit your design, email

The ACT Government is also considering a review of the ACT Flag. Stay involved in the project by following the page or joining the YourSay Community Panel.

We will use your views to:

Inform the development of the new Territory Coat of Arms and the design we select to become our new emblem.