The Rising Sun badge

The distinctive shape of the Rising Sun badge, worn on the upturned side of a slouch hat, is commonly identified with the spirit of Anzac. Proudly worn by soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Australian Imperial Force in both World Wars, the 'Rising Sun' badge has become an integral part of the digger tradition. 

The badge was originally called the General Service Badge, but is now officially labelled the Australian Army Badge. It will, however, always be referred to as the Rising Sun Badge.

There are seven patterns of the Rising Sun. The Rising Sun has evolved over time and today Australian Army soldiers wear the seventh pattern.

Heraldry and tradition should be considered when producing material for Army. All Australian Army emblems, including the Rising Sun badge, are protected by legislation. See Using Army emblems for more information.