Symbols used by Council
Brisbane City Council uses the following official symbols to represent our city's presence.
Coat of arms
The shield's design is a tribute to Sir Thomas Brisbane, a prominent astronomer. The shield's symbols represent commercial activity and peace, while the motto Meliora Sequimur means 'We aim for the best'.
The city's colours, blue and gold, are reflected in the wreath at the top.
Brisbane's Coat of Arms may only be used with permission of Brisbane City Council. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a request.
Council's corporate logo features the historic Brisbane City Hall.
For many Brisbane people, City Hall is our city's community and cultural centre.
It is also a place of stability, which has weathered the years of development around it.
Brisbane City Council's corporate logo may only be used with permission of Brisbane City Council. Please email email@example.com to submit a request.
The frog is noted for its beautiful colours, which can change from bright green to olive brown, and distinctive rain-song.
You can hear the frogs singing during the spring and summer rains.
A high-resolution image of Council's faunal emblem is also available.
The flag features gold caducei (winged staffs entwined and serpents), gold gryphons, gold Stafford knots, white stars and white navy lines on a blue background.
A high-resolution image of Council's flag is also available.
Although native to Mexico, the poinsettia grows perfectly in Brisbane, bringing a splash of colour to winter gardens.
A high-resolution image of Council's floral emblem is also available.