The City of Melville Crest
The meaning behind the City of Melville armorial bearings.
- Tree - symbolises the verdant nature of the City which has led to the term The Garden City
- Wavey lines - represent the boundaries of the City determined by the Swan and Canning rivers
- Ship – signifies the arrival of Captain Stirling in Melville Waters in 1827
- Lion’s face – is taken from the Crest of Lord Melville because of the historical association of that family with the foundation of the original Colony
- Thunderbolt – depicts communication and represents the association of the Municipality with the development of international telegraphy and the history of the Wireless Hill station.
- Rampant Black Swans – define Melville as part of the State of Western Australia.
- Quod Potui Perfeci – is Latin for the phrase "That which is possible I have accomplished"