Inspiration behind Australia’s Nation Brand

We’re a progressive nation with a rich culture. Together, we can achieve whatever we set our hearts and minds to. That spirit is at the heart of Australia’s Nation Brand.

Co-created with Indigenous designers, the Brand elements are inspired by ancient stories from the Dreaming and embedded with a cultural richness that speaks distinctively of Australia.

They embody the spirit of Yamulhu awara ambirriju, meaning ‘Good Country up ahead, good feeling for the future’.

Yamulhu awara ambirriju

“Good country up ahead, good feeling for the future”.

These words in Yanyuwa and in English are provided by fluent Yanyuwa speaker and traditional custodian Samuel Evans and fluent Yanyuwa speaker and Monash University Linguistics Professor, John Bradley.

What’s at the heart of the brand design elements?

Industry led,
government enabled

Australia’s Nation Brand is the result of research and collaboration between Australia’s Nation Brand Advisory Council, cultural organisations, Austrade and federal, state and territory governments.

“In an increasingly competitive international market, a unified and strong Nation Brand will help us stand out.”

Andrew Forrest AO, Chair of Brand Advisory Council and Chair of Fortescue Metals Group

“It is our Government’s firm expectation that a strong and consistent Nation Brand will play an important role in the recovery process by giving Australian businesses a competitive edge on the world stage.”

The Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

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Pictured from left to right:
Wesley Enoch AM, Former Sydney Festival Director; Glenn Cooper AM, Chairman, Coopers Brewery; Bob East, Former Chair, Tourism Australia; Dr Stephanie Fahey, Former CEO, Australian Trade and Investment Commission; Andrew Forrest AO (Chair) Non-Executive Chairman, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG); Christine Holgate, CEO, Toll Global Express; Jayne Hrdlicka, CEO, Virgin Australia and President & Chair, Tennis Australia; Alan Joyce AC, CEO & Managing Director, Qantas Airways; Edwina McCann, Board Director, Australian Fashion Council, Editor in Chief of Vogue Australia; Mike Cannon-Brookes, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Atlassian.

Not pictured: Rod Jones , Co-Founder, NAVITAS; Michael O'Keeffe, CEO, Aesop.

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