Badges communicate an unspoken message. For over a century, Australians have worn badges to express their identity, solidarity, dissent, pride, anger, celebration, commemoration, protest, humour or hope.
Your badge is a snapshot of Australia’s evolving democracy. Your experience of wearing that badge is part of our history and future.
We invite you to share with us the personal experiences or memories your badge represents.
These badges and stories could become a permanent part of the Museum of Australian Democracy’s collection and feature in our exhibition Living Democracy.