The plant on the Australian coat of arms is the Golden Wattle. This is the floral emblem of Australia. Originally, the kangaroo and emu were standing on a grassy knoll, but this was replaced by the Golden Wattle.
an emu and a kangaroo
The kangaroo and emu are on Australia's coat-of-arms.These two native creatures were selected because neither one is able to take a backwards step, thereby symbolising Australia's progression forwards.
Kangaroo and Emu
The emu and kangaroo face inwards because they are supporting the shield.
The kangaroo is depicted on the Australian coat of arms, the Wallabies' jerseys and on the Qantas aircraft.
kangaroo and emu