Imperial and Australian Medals awarded to

&

worn by Australians

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Victoria Cross

Victoria Cross for Australia

VC

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Cross of Valour

CV

Knight/Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter

KG/LG

Knight/Lady Companion of the of Order of the Thistle

KT/LT

Member of the Order of Merit

OM

Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia

(General Division)

AK/AD

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Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia

(Military Division)

AK/AD

Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order

GCVO

Companion of the Order of Australia

(General Division)

AC

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Companion of the Order of Australia

(Military Division)

AC

Knight/Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

KVCO/DCVO

Member of the Order of Australia

(General Division)

AO

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Member of the Order of Australia

(Military Division)

AO

Order of Saint John and Saint George

CMG

Commander of the Royal Victorian Order 

CVO

Order of the British Empire

(General Division)

MBE

Order of the British Empire

(Military Division)

OBE

Order of the Companions of

Honour

CH

Knights Bachelors Badge

Star of Gallantry

SG

Star of courage

SC

Distinguished Service Order 

DSO

Distinguished Service Cross 

DSC

Member of the Order of Australia

(General Division)

AM

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Member of the Order of Australia

(Military Division)

AM

Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order 

LVO

Imperial Service  Order 

ISO

Member of the Royal Victorian Order 

MVO

Conspicuous 

Service Cross 

CSC

Nursing Service Cross 

NSC

Royal Red Cross

RRC/ARRC

Bravery Medal

BM

Distinguished Service Cross

1914-1991

DSC

Military Cross

MC

Distinguished Flying Cross

DFC

AirForce Cross

AFC

Medal for Gallantry

MG

Distinguished Service Medal

DSM

Public Service Medal

PSM

Australian Police Medal

APM

Australian Fire Service Medal

AFSM

Ambulance Service Medal

ASM

Emergency Service Medal

ESM

Australian Corrections Medal

ACM

Medal of the Order of Australia

(General Division)

OAM

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Medal of the Order of Australia

(Military Division)

OAM

Order of Saint John

Distinguished Conduct Medal

DCM

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Navy)

CGM

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (RAF)

CGM

George Medal

GM

Conspicuous Service Medal 

CSM

Australian Arctic Medal 

AAM

Queens Police Medal for Gallantry

QPSM

Queens Fire Service Medal for Gallantry

QFSM

Distinguished Service Medal

DCM

Military Medal

MM

Distinguished Flying Medal

DFM

Air Force Medal

AFM

Queens Gallantry Medal

QGM

Royal Victorian Medal

RVM

British Empire Medal

(General Division)

BEM

British Empire Medal

(Military Division)

BEM

Queens Police Medal for Distinguished Service

QPM

Queens Fire Service Medal for Distinguished

Service

QFM

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Commendation for Gallantry

Commendation for Brave Conduct

Commendation for Distinguished Service

Kings South Africa Medal

Queens South Africa Medal

1914 Star

1914 -1915  Star

British War Medal

Mercantile Marine War Medal

Victory Medal

Naval General Service Medal

1915-62

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General Service Medal

1918-62

1939 - 45 Star

Atlantic Star

Air Crew Europe Star

Arctic Star

Africa Star

Pacific Star

Burma Star

Italy Star

France and Germany Star

Defence Medal

War Medal 1939 - 45

Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Australian Active Service Medal

1945 - 75

Korea Medal

United Nations Service Medal for Korea

General Service Medal 1962

Vietnam Medal

Vietnam Logistics and Support Medal

Australian Active Service Medal 1975 - 

International Force East Timor Medal

(INTERFET)

Afghanistan Medal

Iraq Medal

Australian Service Medal 1945 - 1975 

Australian General Service Medal for Korea

Australian Service Medal 1975 - 

Australian Operational Service Medal

Border Protection

Australian Operational Service Medal

Greater Middle

East Operations

Australian Operational Service Medal

 Special Operations

Australian Operational Service Medal 

Civilian

Rhodesia Medal

Police Overseas Overseas Medal

Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal

National Emergency Medal

Civilian Service

Medal

National Police Service Medal

King Edward VII Coronation 

Medal 1902

King George V Coronation 

Medal 1911

King George V Silver Jubilee Medal

1935

King George VI Coronation Medal 1937

Queen Elizabeth II

Coronation Medal

1953

Queen Elizabeth II

Silver Jubilee Medal

1977

Queen Elizabeth II

Golden Jubilee 

Medal

2002

Queen Elizabeth II

Diamond Jubilee Medal

2012

80th Anniversary

Armistice Remembrance Medal 1999

Australian Sports Medal 2000

Centenary Medal

2001

Defence Force Service Medal

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Reserve Force Decoration

RFD

Reserve Force

Medal

Defence Long Service Medal

National Medal

Australian Defence Medal

Australian Cadet Forces Service

Medal

Champion Shot Medal

Army Long Service And Good Conduct Medal

1930 - 1975

Naval Long Service And Good Conduct Medal

1875 - 1975

Royal Air Force

Long Service And Good Conduct Medal

1875 - 1975

Meritorious Service Medal

1903 - 1975

Police Service Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

1951 - 1975

Fire Service Service Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

1951 - 1975

Efficiency Decoration 

1930 - 1982

Efficiency Medal 

1930 - 1982

Decoration for Officers of the Royal Naval Reserve

1908/41 -1982

RD

 Royal Naval Reserve Decoration

1908/19 -1982

VRD

  Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Navy

1957 - 1999

Air Efficiency Award 

AE

Service Medal of the Order of St John

Anniversary of National Service Medal

1951 - 1972

Foreign Medals and Awards Authorised by Dept. of Defence for wearing by

Service Members

NATO Medal with "ISAF" Clasp for Service with the International Security Assistance Force

NATO Medal with "Afghanistan" clasp for service in Operation Resolute Support

Multinational Force and Observers Medal

 Sinai Peninsula 

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal 

Saudi Arabia  Liberation of Kuwait Medal

Gulf Medal (UK) Awarded for Service with British Units

Pinjat Jasa

Malaysia

Timor Leste Solidarity Medal

USA Meritorious Service Medal

(usually awarded for joint operations)

Vanuatu Independence Medal

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation

The above, relates to Defence Members only. 

The Governor-General, on the advice of the Prime Minister, determines whether Australian Citizens can accept and wear foreign awards.

Awards that may be accepted and worn are listed on the schedule of approved countries and awards.

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