Orders, Decorations and Medals of Australia

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Many of the images come from material sent to me by the Australian Government. Particular thanks are also due to Lukasz Grazewski and Greg Henderson who provided a wealth of information and pictures. Detective Constable Vince Pannell supplied information about Police medals and Arjeh van der Sluis found me the police website, Douglas Bunney sent a picture of his own Cadet Forces Medal, Andrew Dixon told me about a new bar for the Active Service Medal and Paul Macpherson pointed out an error!

Grateful thanks to Dix Noonan Webb, who have allowed the use of images from their catalogues.


It's an Honour: The Australian Honours System - official Australian government site, including details of recent awards, official announcements and searchable lists of those awarded Australian honours.

Australian Ministry of Defence - Honours and Awards

Australian Federal Police - Honours and Awards

Antonio Prieto Barrio - Ribbons of Australia - Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3 - Page 4 - Page 5

Bob Buick - Australian Medals 1939-2000 - a fine descriptive site by a distinguished Australian soldier (archived February 2017).

David Devine - Rusty Knight's Place: Australia

Lukasz Gaszewski - Australia: Ribbons and Rackbuilder

Ilya Repetski - World Awards: Australia

Eric Semon - Décorations Australiennes

Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia - details the medals awarded to those who served in that conflict and includes citations for many of the decorations received.

The Armed Services Assistance Centre Australia - organisation devoted to advising and assisting veterans, former and serving members of the Defence Forces. Click on 'Medals' for information about entitlement, order of precedence and rules for wear.

ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee - Medals

The Order of Australia - the Statutes of the Order, list of all Knights & Dames of the Order, insignia, etc.

Wikipedia - Orders, Decorations and Medals of Australia

Text References

Johnson, C. (2009) Australians Awarded. Rennicks Publications, NSW.

World Medals Index ODM of Australia Ribbons Text List

Page last updated: 25 August 2018