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Coat of Arms

City status was given to Glenorchy on 24th October 1964, exactly one hundred years after it was first proclaimed a municipality.


The College of Heraldry in Britain officially approved the City's Coat of Arms and Armorial Bearings in 1980 in recognition of our City's importance.


The design of the Coat of Arms depicts the underlying character and identity of our City. The cogwheels and the plough represent our strength in industry and agriculture. The white horse is symbolic of recreation and the City's importance as the horse racing centre in the State.


The Tasmanian tiger and the white backed magpie are indigenous to our City and the State. The gold cross represents the church which formed a focus for our early villages which in turn formed the foundation of our City.