The tea tree is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is an Australian indigenous species. It has a long history of use of antiseptic purposes by Indigenous Australians, and tea tree products are now valued world-wide.
This symbol is based on the flower of the Leptospernum flavescens, which is native to Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
The inner petals are heart shaped, symbolising caring.
The flower is white, which is the colour of healing.
The stamens have been stylised to represent a group of people with their heads together, indicating a research community.
The stamens are surrounded by a circle, which is traditionally representative of – community, and the soul.