The pink centre of the design symbolises the patient. The colour pink was selected to suggest life and vitality.
The colours surrounding the centre represent the perioperative environment.
The leaf shapes suggest growth, and reference the acorn of the original ACORN logo.
The four leaf shapes around the centre represent perioperative nurses working as a team to keep the patient safe during surgery.
The seven outer leaf shapes represent the seven state and territory associations that support perioperative nurses and advocate for the profession and patient safety.