The Australian Capital Territory Flag
The Australian Capital Territory flag was adopted by the Territory’s Legislative Assembly on 25 March 1993, after a public selection process.
Blue and gold are the regional colours. The blue and whites swans symbolise Indigenous Australian people/s and European Australians. The castle alludes to Australia’s capital city, Canberra, and the royal crown (the crown od St. Edward) represents the role of the Sovereign in government. The sword of justice, the parliamentary mace and the rose of York are depicted on the shield.
From 1927 until this new design became the official flag of the Australian Capital Territory, the city of Canberra’s flag had been used as a de facto flag. This flag featured the full coat of arms of Canberra. Including the swans as supporters.