Replacement Simplified design - RED, WHITE & BLUE. Australia is unique as the island-continent, the Great Southern Land. Symbolising our island-continent is a RED earth circle, bounded by a line of WHITE dots, the coast. In the heart of the island symbol is a star-like cluster of BLUE dots. The centre dot represents the territories, the six surrounding dots, the states. The island-continent is girt by a sea of BLUE. The WHITE stars of the Southern Cross are faithfully kept.