Per pale argent and gules, a pickaxe and a pierced mullet in pale countercharged, in dexter chief a rose of the second and in sinister chief a rose of the first, both barbed and seeded proper. Crest: On a wreath of the colours, a mill-wheel proper between a rose argent and a rose gules, both barbed and seeded proper. Motto: Festina Lente. Granted: 17 November 1950.
Audenshaw's principal industries are represented on its coat of arms by the pick and the millwheel. The red and white roses indicate the town's proximity to the Lancashire and Yorkshire border. The inverted star or molet is from the arms of the Assheton family, Lords of the Manor.
The motto is translated as 'Make haste slowly - do not be impetuous'.