City Crest

Liverpool City's crest is different from Liverpool City Council's logo and branding, as the crest is the traditional symbol of the elected government.

Motto: Nisi Dominus Frustra, Latin which translates as "Without God all is in vain." This is a traditional heraldic contraction of a verse from the 127th Psalm of the Bible which roughly states that unless the Lord is supporting us our efforts will be in vain.

Shield: The main emblem is the traditional cormorant or "Liverbird" and it is described in the grant of 1797 to the City of Liverpool, England after which Liverpool is named. Our emblem differs from the English version as our Liverbirds hold a sprig of wattle in their beaks.

The blue waved line refers to the Georges River. The ancient ship (in the blue section) and towers on each side are from the Coat of Arms of Governor Macquarie to commemorate his part in the establishment of Liverpool.

Crest: Above the shield is the closed helm (helmet) proper to civic arms. Upon the helm is the crest symbol of stronghold and a corporate town. The crown contains a grassy mound, with a crosslet fixed in it to represent founding of the church by Macquarie.

Supporters: On either side of the shield is a hawk with a gold beak, legs and back derived from the supporters of the arms of Lord Liverpool. Each wears a collar showing the two gold stars on blue from the shield of Lord