City of Caulfield Coat of Arms

City of Caulfield Coat of Arms

Armorial bearings (or arms) were granted to the City of Caulfield by Letters Patent of the College of Arms, London dated 1 May 1977.

The shield (or background) is a classic quartered design and includes a heraldic lion which represents bravery, strength, ferocity and valour.

The argent (archaic silver) esquire’s helmet which rests on the shield is the type commonly used by public authorities. The crest on top of the helmet consists of a mural crown decorated with brickwork, a recognised emblem of Local Government.

The supporters on each side of the shield are dragons, symbols of valour and protection. They are resting on or (gold) winged wheels and have mural crowns around their necks, emphasising that these are civic arms. Wings represent swiftness and protection while wheels symbolise fortune and the cycle of life.

The Latin motto Labore Vinces — by our labours we shall conquer — is incorporated in the banner.

City of Caulfield Letters Patent

The City of Caulfield Coat of Arms was granted by letters patent on Sunday 1 May 1977. The original Letters Patent is on display at Glen Eira Town Hall outside Caulfield Library in the hallway leading to the clock tower entrance.

The City of Caulfield Letters Patent was issued by the College of Arms in London. It was created by hand using traditional materials and techniques dating back to the Middle Ages. It is made of vellum, a very fine parchment. The Letters Patent includes detailed designs and descriptions of the Coat of Arms, the Standard (banner) and the Badge. The ensigns (symbols) were painted by a College of Arms artist and the descriptions were transcribed by a professional copyist. The three metal cases attached to the bottom of the document with ribbon contain the original wax seals. The Letters Patent is signed and sealed by the Kings of Arms and a copy of the document has been placed on the College registers.

City of Caulfield Letters Patent 

City of Caulfield Letters Patent.
Source: Glen Eira City Council