Governor-General

The Governor-General has a ‘badge’ of office which can only be used by him. It is a representation of an arched crown above a spray of mimosa.

The badge takes its floral inspiration from
the Australian coat of arms.

The Governor-General also has a flag (or ‘Standard’) which is flown wherever he may be at any time. It can be raised above buildings, used on a motor car, on an aeroplane when on the ground or on a flagpole. The flag is only flown when the Governor-General is actually present.

The design is of a crowned lion standing on an arched crown and facing the viewer all above a banner with the words ‘Commonwealth of Australia’.