Coat of arms

A link between Swinburne's founder, George Swinburne, and his family endures. It is symbolised through a modified version of the family's coat of arms. The coat of arms offers an intriguing insight into the foundation, values and motto of the university.

The arms: the basic colours of red and white, and the cinquefoils on the shield commemorate the arms of the Swinburne family. The four mullets in the cross symbolise the Southern Cross.

The crest: the demi-boar and the cinquefoil perpetuate the Swinburne connection; the book is symbolic of learning.

The motto: the College of Arms’ translation of the motto is 'Achievement through learning'.

the basic colours of red and white, and the cinquefoils on the shield, commemorate the arms of the Swinburne family. The four mullets in the cross symbolise the Southern Cross.  the demi-Boar and the cinquefoil perpetuate the Swinburne connection; the book is symbolic of learning.  the College of Arms’ translation of the motto is 'Achievement through learning'.