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August 2022 - Bravery List

The Governor-General has announced 22 Australian Bravery Decorations to recognise the courageous acts of 26 people. The decorations are (with links to recipient details)

Bar to the Bravery Medal: 1

Bravery Medal: 6

Commendation for Brave Conduct: 13

Group Bravery Citation: 2 groups (6 people)

“The awards I am announcing today recognise people who, in a moment of peril, were selfless and brave. Confronted with danger, they chose to help others,” the Governor-General said.

“On behalf of all Australians, I congratulate recipients and offer our thanks for their brave action. I encourage recipients to wear their Australian Bravery Decoration with pride.

“The details of the brave acts are inspirational – the examples of selflessness and compassion reflect characteristics to which we all aspire.”

Information about the action of each recipient is attached. Amongst the recipients is Mr Timothy Brown who is receiving the Bar to the Bravery Medal. Mr Brown (then Senior Constable Brown) previously received a Bravery Medal in 2008. He is the third person ever to receive the Bar to the Bravery Medal.

Australian Bravery Decorations recognise acts of bravery where people selflessly put themselves in jeopardy to protect the lives or property of others. 

Two Australian Bravery lists are announced every year. The independent Australian Bravery Decorations Council makes recommendations to the Governor-General regarding who should be recognised and at what level of award.