This section of our website will allow visitors:

  • to gain an understanding of the reasons why medals are awarded;
  • to view many of the medals awarded as a result of military service in the defence of Australia; and
  • to access detailed information on selected awards.

Image Quality. Please note that ribbon and medal colours may vary somewhat from the actual, depending on your computer's display capabilities.


For answers to frequently asked questions about eligibility; medal policy; replacements and replicas; lost or stolen medals

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For further general information on medals go to:

This website provides information about Defence honours and awards, including:

the different types of medals available to Australia's defence personnel, past and present, the eligibility criteria for various awards, how to submit an application for a medal, and information about current Defence awards issues. Replica Medals and Medal Mounting FOR ALL YOUR MEDAL MOUNTING REQUIREMENTS -- ORIGINAL OR REPLICAS -- WE RECOMMEND . . .