Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No. S 259 Thursday 1 September 1988
By His Excellency the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
I, SIR NINIAN MARTIN STEPHEN, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby declare that the flowers of Acacia pycnantha, the plant known as Golden Wattle, however depicted, shall be the national floral emblem of Australia.
(L.S.) GIVEN under my hand and the Great Seal of Australia on 19 August 1988
By His Excellency's Command,
Minister of State for Home Affairs
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN