The Cross of Valour (gold), Star of Courage (silver) and Bravery Medal (bronze) each have ribbons of different combinations of magenta and blood-red, symbolising the colours of venous and arterial blood. The Commendation for Brave Conduct is mounted on a ribbon of plain arterial red colour. The Group Bravery Citation is a device which has a raised bronze sprig of wattle, centrally positioned on a silver rectangle.
The Cross of Valour (CV)
Shall be awarded only for acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril.
The Star of Courage (SC)
Shall be awarded only for acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril.
The Bravery Medal (BM)
Shall be awarded only for acts of bravery in hazradous circumstances.
Commendation for Brave Conduct
May be awarded for other acts of bravery which are considered worthy of recognition.
Group Bravery Citation
Shall be awarded for a collective act of bravery, by a group of persons in extraordinary circumstances that is considered worthy of recognition.