Council Crest Poll

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This survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their feedback.


Rockhampton’s original crest dates back to the 1800s when the city was first declared. Since amalgamation, the crest has been outdated and we are now seeking to update it to reflect the breadth of the whole community.

The crest itself isn’t proposed to change, however we’ve changed the words beneath it from Rockhampton ‘City’ Council to Rockhampton ‘Regional’ Council.

The above image will be used by the elected councillors on their business cards and on any official correspondence. It will not replace the use of Rockhampton Regional Council’s current logo.

The crest will be used to represent Council for both ceremonial and official business so it’s important that it reflects the whole community.

The design of the crest consists of:

  • A crocodile standing on rocks represents the river which was of major commercial and economic importance, while the rocks represent the limit of navigation (60km) from the mouth of the river.
  • In the top left quadrant, gold miners working the many diggings in the region portray our Region’s rich gold history
  • Boxes represent commerce and products of the region.
  • The bottom left quadrant shows the original sailing ships serving the area, the first being the ElIida in 1854.·
  • The final quadrant represents the transition from sail to steam in the late 19th Century.

We are now seeking public feedback on the proposed changes.

To have your say on the crest, please complete the quick poll below.


This survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their feedback.


Rockhampton’s original crest dates back to the 1800s when the city was first declared. Since amalgamation, the crest has been outdated and we are now seeking to update it to reflect the breadth of the whole community.

The crest itself isn’t proposed to change, however we’ve changed the words beneath it from Rockhampton ‘City’ Council to Rockhampton ‘Regional’ Council.

The above image will be used by the elected councillors on their business cards and on any official correspondence. It will not replace the use of Rockhampton Regional Council’s current logo.

The crest will be used to represent Council for both ceremonial and official business so it’s important that it reflects the whole community.

The design of the crest consists of:

  • A crocodile standing on rocks represents the river which was of major commercial and economic importance, while the rocks represent the limit of navigation (60km) from the mouth of the river.
  • In the top left quadrant, gold miners working the many diggings in the region portray our Region’s rich gold history
  • Boxes represent commerce and products of the region.
  • The bottom left quadrant shows the original sailing ships serving the area, the first being the ElIida in 1854.·
  • The final quadrant represents the transition from sail to steam in the late 19th Century.

We are now seeking public feedback on the proposed changes.

To have your say on the crest, please complete the quick poll below.