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The Royal Anthem is 'God Save The Queen', which is played in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen or a member of the Royal Family.

The National Anthem is 'Advance Australia Fair':

Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free,
We've golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare,
In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.
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Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Green and gold are the national colours of Australia on all occasions on which such colours are customarily used.


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