Queensland emblems take pride of place on new birth certificates

Iconic Queensland floral and aquatic emblems feature among a range of new commemorative birth certificates now available for order.

Registrar-General David John said the new designs feature our floral emblem, the Cooktown orchid and aquatic emblem, the Barrier Reef anemone fish, more commonly known as the clownfish.

“The birth of a child is a major milestone in anyone’s life and these distinctive commemorative certificates can provide a lasting memento of such a significant occasion for parents, grandparents or other relatives,” Mr John said.

“Queenslanders are well known for the pride they have in the State where they were born and they love to show it.”

Mr John said the Queensland Maroons commemorative birth certificate released last year was another way people could show pride in their home state.

“The Maroons Chevron certificate design the public voted for last year has proved quite popular and would make a fantastic keepsake for any proud Queenslander, not only die-hard rugby league fans,” he said.

“The certificates are not just for newborns, people can buy them for anyone born or adopted in Queensland.

“Applications for commemorative certificates can be submitted online, by post or in person.”

The full range of commemorative birth certificates and information on how to order can be found at www.qld.gov.au/bdm.