ACT receives new mammal emblem

ACT mammal emblem The mammal emblem joins the existing floral and faunal emblems for the ACT.

Meet the new mammal emblem for the ACT, the Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby (Petrogale penicillata).

The mammal emblem joins the existing floral and faunal emblems for the ACT, the Royal Bluebell (Wahlenbergia gloriosa) and the Gang-gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum).

Thank you to the 3,514 people who voted in the public survey to select our mammal emblem. While it was a close contest between the Rock-wallaby and the Eastern Bettong, the Rock-wallaby won your vote.

The Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby is endangered and was last seen in the wild in the ACT in 1959. In 1996 Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve started a conservation program from a captive population of three animals and since then, they have successfully bred over 60 animals. The Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby also has a significant cultural importance to the Ngunnawal people.

Learn more about all of the ACT’s emblems here.