The Crown symbolises the sovereignty of the Sultan. Four stars at the corners of the white shield represent the four original territories of the state which are Johor Bahru, Muar, Batu Pahat and Endau.
The star and the crescent moon in the middle symbolises Islam as the official religion. The two supports are represented by tigers as they symbolise courage and strength.
The graphic designs at the bottom of the shield represents gambier and pepper, the two main agricultural products of the state.
The motto for Johor, written in Jawi (Arabic script), means “Unto Allah, Resigned”.