Queensland’s State fossil emblem

Thank you for joining the search for Queensland’s State fossil emblem. Nominations have now closed.

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Why we're creating a fossil emblem

Did you know in the Early Cretaceous Period, inland seas covered much of Outback Queensland?

Queensland has some of the most exciting fossil museums, dinosaur trails and discovery centres in the world, including the internationally renowned fossil sites of the Riversleigh World Heritage Area. Outback Queensland towns – like Hughenden, Richmond and Winton on Australia’s Dinosaur Trail, and many other Outback areas such as Eromanga, Eulo and Quilpie – regularly attract fossil hunters and dinosaur lovers.

Making the State fossil emblem official involves a number of Parliamentary processes.

The Queensland Government will now review the nominations received, make an endorsement, and the Emblems of Queensland Act 2005 will be updated to include our new State fossil emblem.

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Meet our 12 fossil candidates

Please note – these illustrations are designed to be artistic representations of these fossils, rather than exact scientific illustrations.

We acknowledge the First Nations Peoples – the Traditional Owners of the lands where we live and work, and we recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders—past, present and emerging—and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders have in Queensland.