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Accepting and wearing of foreign awards by Australians

Australian Citizens may accept and wear foreign awards if they are on the below schedule of approved countries and awards. 

The Guidelines concerning the acceptance and wearing of foreign honours and awards by Australians outline the rules and process around whether foreign awards are able to be formally accepted. Under these guidelines, 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 in the below schedule.

Schedule of Approved Countries and Awards

AFGHANISTAN

  • MEDAL OF HONOUR NATIONAL POLICE OF AFGHANISTAN

ARGENTINA

  • ORDER OF MAY
  • ORDER OF THE LIBERATOR GENERAL SAN MARTIN

AUSTRIA

  • AUSTRIAN CROSS OF HONOUR OR DECORATION FOR SCIENCE AND ART
  • AUSTRIAN OLYMPIC MEDAL 1976
  • DECORATION OF HONOUR FOR SERVICES TO THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA
  • DECORATION OF HONOUR FOR SERVICES TO THE STATE OF VIENNA
  • DECORATION OF MERIT IN GOLD OR SILVER OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA
  • DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER IN GOLD OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA
  • EHRENZEICHEN DES LANDES KARMEN
  • MEDAL FOR SERVICES TO THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA
  • MERIT BADGE OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA

BANGLADESH

  • GALLANTRY MEDALS ('BIR' AWARDS

BELGIUM

  • CIVIC DECORATION (MEDAILLE CIVIQUE)
  • COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL OF THE 1940-1945 WAR
  • LABOUR DECORATION
  • MILITARY DECORATION
  • ORDER OF LEOPOLD
  • ORDER OF LEOPOLD II
  • ORDER OF THE CROWN
  • QUEEN ELISABETH MEDAL
  • RESISTANCE MEDAL
  • ROYAL ORDER OF THE LION
  • WAR CROSS (CROIX DE GUERRE)

BRAZIL

  • NATIONAL ORDER OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS
  • ORDER OF RIO BRANCO

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

  • BRUNEI CORONATION MEDAL
  • CAMPAIGN MEDAL (PINGAT PERJUANGAN)
  • MOST BLESSED ORDER OF SETIA NEGARA BRUNEI
  • MOST DISTINGUISHED ORDER OF MERIT OF BRUNEI
  • MOST HONOURABLE ORDER OF THE CROWN OF BRUNEI
  • PINGAT INDAH KERJA BAIK (MEDAL FOR SERVICE TO THE STATE)
  • PINGAT JASA KEBAKTIAN (MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL)

BULGARIA

  • ORDER OF THE MADARA KONNIK

CAMBODIA

  • MEDAL OF LABOUR
  • NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION MEDAL
  • ROYAL ORDER OF CAMBODIA
  • ROYAL ORDER OF SAHAMETREI
  • ROYAL ORDER OF SOWATHARA

CANADA

  • GENERAL CAMPAIGN STAR WITH 'ISAF' BAR
  • MERITORIOUS SERVICE DECORATIONS
  • STAR OF COURAGE
  • THE CANADA 125TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL

CHILE

  • ORDER OF BERNARDO O'HIGGINS
  • ORDER OF MERIT OF CHILE
  • VICTORY CROSS (CRUZ DE LA VICTORIA)

CHINA

  • ORDER OF THE BRILLIANT STAR

COLOMBIA

  • ARMED FORCES OF COLUMBIA DUTY HONOUR FULFILLED (HONOR AL DEBER CUMPLIDO) MEDAL
  • COLOMBIAN NATIONAL POLICE MEDAL FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
  • MEDAL FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICES
  • ORDER OF MILITARY MERIT JOSE MARIA CORDOVA
  • ORDER OF SAN CARLOS

CROATIA

  • ORDER OF DUKE BRANIMIR
  • ORDER OF THE CROATIAN DANICA
  • ORDER OF THE CROATIAN PLETERA

CZECH REPUBLIC

  • MEDAL FOR SERVICE ABROAD

DENMARK

  • MEDAL FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE
  • ORDER OF DANNEBROG

EGYPT

  • ORDER OF THE NILE

ETHIOPIA

  • ORDER OF THE STAR OF ETHIOPIA

EUROPEAN UNION

  • EUROPEAN UNION COMMON DEFENCE POLICY SERVICE MEDAL -HQ & FORCES- WITH CLASP SOPHIA

FIJI

  • ORDER OF FIJI

FINLAND

  • ORDER OF THE LION OF FINLAND
  • ORDER OF THE WHITE ROSE OF FINLAND

FRANCE

  • COMBATANT'S CROSS
  • CROIX DE GUERRE (WAR CROSS)
  • CROSS FOR MILITARY VALOUR
  • FRENCH COMMEMORATIVE 1939-45 MEDAL
  • FRENCH COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL
  • LEGION OF HONOUR
  • MEDAL FOR VOLUNTARY MILITARY SERVICE
  • MEDAL OF GRATITUDE (MEDAILLE DE LA RECONNAISSANCE)
  • MEDAL OF HONOUR
  • MEDAL OF HONOUR FOR COURAGE AND DEVOTION
  • MEDAL OF HONOUR FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
  • MEDAL OF HONOUR FOR THE MILITARY HEALTH SERVICE
  • MEDAL OF HONOUR FOR WORK
  • MILITARY MEDAL
  • NATIONAL DEFENCE MEDAL
  • ORDER OF AGRICULTURAL MERIT
  • ORDER OF ARTS AND LETTERS
  • ORDER OF COMMERCIAL MERIT
  • ORDER OF MARITIME MERIT
  • ORDER OF MERIT
  • ORDER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • ORDER OF THE ACADEMIC PALMES
  • OVERSEAS MEDAL

GERMANY

  • ORDER OF MERIT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

GREECE

  • COMMEMORATIVE MEDALLION OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC FOR THE CAMPAIGN 1940-41
  • COMMEMORATIVE MEDALLION OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC FOR THE CAMPAIGN 1941-45
  • COMMENDATION MEDAL - STAR OF VALOUR AND HONOUR
  • ORDER OF HONOUR
  • ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
  • ROYAL ORDER OF GEORGE I
  • WAR CROSS

HOLY SEE (VATICAN)

  • EQUESTRIAN ORDER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE OF JERUSALEM
  • ORDER OF PIUS IX
  • ORDER OF SAINT SYLVESTER
  • ORDER OF ST GREGORY THE GREAT

HUNGARY

  • CROSS OF MERIT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY
  • ORDER OF MERIT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY

ICELAND

  • ORDER OF THE FALCON

INDONESIA

  • BINTANG BHAYANGKARA (NATIONAL POLICE MERITORIOUS SERVICE STAR)
  • BINTANG JALASENA (NAVY MERITORIOUS SERVICE STAR)
  • BINTANG JASA (ORDER OF SERVICE)
  • BINTANG KARTIKA EKA PAKSI (ARMY MERITORIOUS SERVICE STAR)
  • BINTANG MAHAPUTERA (STAR OF MAHAPUTERA)
  • BINTANG YUDHA DHARMA (DEFENCE MERITORIOUS SERVICE STAR)
  • SATYA LENCANA (MEDAL OF HONOUR)
  • SATYA LENCANA KEBAKTIAN SOSIAL (MEDAL OF HONOUR FOR SOCIAL SERVICE)
  • SATYA LENCANA PEMBANGUNAN (MEDAL OF HONOUR FOR DEVELOPMENT)
  • SATYA LENCANA WIRA KARYA (MEDAL OF HONOUR FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL WORK)

ISRAEL

  • ISRAELI DEFENCE FORCE MEDAL OF SERVICE

ITALY

  • MEDAL FOR MILITARY VALOUR
  • ORDER OF MERIT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC (ORDINE AL MERITO DELLA REPUBBLICA ITALIANA)
  • ORDER OF SAINT MAURICE AND SAINT LAZARUS
  • ORDER OF THE STAR OF ITALIAN SOLIDARITY (ORDINE DELLA STELLA DELLA SOLIDARIETA ITALIANA)

JAPAN

  • DEFENSE COOPERATION AWARD
  • MEDALS OF HONOUR
  • ORDER OF THE PRECIOUS CROWN
  • ORDER OF THE RISING SUN
  • ORDER OF THE SACRED TREASURE

KENYA

  • ORDER OF THE BURNING SPEAR

KOREA (Republic of)

  • MEDAL FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL SERVICE
  • NATIONAL FOUNDATION MERIT MEDAL
  • NATIONAL SECURITY MERIT MEDAL
  • ORDER OF CIVIL MERIT
  • ORDER OF DIPLOMATIC SERVICE MERIT
  • ORDER OF MILITARY MERIT
  • ORDER OF NATIONAL SECURITY MERIT
  • ORDER OF SPORT MERIT
  • PRESIDENTIAL COMMENDATION
  • PRIME MINISTER'S COMMENDATION
  • WAR SERVICE MEDAL

LAOS

  • FRIENDSHIP MEDAL
  • ORDER OF THE MILLION ELEPHANTS AND THE WHITE PARASOL

LATVIA

  • CROSS OF RECOGNITION
  • ORDER OF THE THREE STARS

LEBANON

  • LEBANESE ORDER OF MERIT
  • MEDAL OF INTERNAL SECURITY
  • MEDAL OF WAR
  • NATIONAL ORDER OF THE CEDAR
  • ORDER OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
  • ORDER OF THE LEBANESE EMIGRANT

LIBERIA

  • HUMANE ORDER OF AFRICAN REDEMPTION

LITHUANIA

  • LITHUANIAN ARMED FORCES MEDAL OF DISTINCTION
  • LITHUANIAN ARMED FORCES MEDAL OF MERIT
  • COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL

LUXEMBOURG

  • ORDER OF MERIT OF THE GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG

MALAYSIA

  • ACTIVE SERVICE MEDAL
  • COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL
  • DISTINGUISHED ORDER OF LOYALTY TO THE CROWN OF MALAYSIA
  • MALAYSIAN ARMED FORCES ORDER OF VALOUR (HONORARY)
  • MALAYSIAN SERVICE MEDAL (PINGAT JASA MALAYSIA)
  • MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL (PINGAT JASA KEBAKTIAN)
  • MOST DISTINGUISHED ORDER OF THE DEFENDER OF THE REALM
  • MOST DISTINGUISHED SERVICE OF ORDER OF THE NATION
  • ORDER OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE (HONORARY)
  • ORDER OF KINABALU
  • ORDER OF MILITARY SERVICE
  • ORDER OF THE DEFENDER OF THE REALM
  • ORDER OF THE SOVEREIGN CROWN OF KELANTAN
  • SULTAN OF TERENGGANU MEDAL

MALTA

  • MALTA GEORGE CROSS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY MEDAL
  • MEDAL FOR SERVICE TO THE REPUBLIC
  • NATIONAL ORDER OF MERIT - HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

MEXICO

  • ORDER OF THE AZTEC EAGLE

MONACO

  • ORDER OF CULTURAL MERIT
  • ORDER OF GRIMALDI

MONGOLIA

  • FRIENDSHIP MEDAL
  • ORDER OF POLAR STAR

MONTENEGRO

  • ORDER OF DANILO I
  • SILVER MEDAL FOR BRAVERY

MULTINATIONAL FORCE & OBSERVERS

  • MFO SINAI MEDAL (and including Numerals for additional periods of service)

NEPAL

  • ORDER OF THE GORKHA-DAKSHINA-BAHU

NETHERLANDS

  • FLYING CROSS
  • MEDAL OF MERIT
  • ORDER OF ORANGE-NASSAU
  • ORDER OF THE NETHERLANDS LION

NEW ZEALAND

  • EAST TIMOR MEDAL
  • NEW ZEALAND 1990 COMMEMORATION MEDAL
  • NEW ZEALAND BRAVERY DECORATION
  • NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE SERVICE MEDAL
  • NEW ZEALAND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE DECORATION
  • NEW ZEALAND OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDAL
  • NEW ZEALAND ORDER OF MERIT
  • NEW ZEALAND SPECIAL SERVICE MEDAL (ASIAN TSUNAMI)
  • NEW ZEALAND SPECIAL SERVICE MEDAL (EREBUS)
  • QUEEN'S SERVICE MEDAL

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION

  • NATO MEDAL - with various Clasps (and including Numerals for multiple tours)
  • NATO MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL

NORWAY

  • DEFENCE MEDAL 1940-1945
  • MEDAL OF SAINT OLAV
  • ROYAL NORWEGIAN ORDER OF MERIT
  • ROYAL NORWEGIAN ORDER OF SAINT OLAV
  • WAR MEDAL

OMAN

  • LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL
  • OMANI PEACE MEDAL
  • ORDER OF THE SPECIAL ROYAL EMBLEM
  • SULTAN'S COMMENDATION MEDAL

PAKISTAN

  • ORDER OF EXCELLENCE (MILITARY) (NISHAN-E-IMTIAZ)
  • ORDER OF PAKISTAN
  • ORDER OF SERVICE
  • ORDER OF THE GREAT LEADER (SITARA-E-QUAID-E-AZAM)
  • PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR PRIDE OF PERFORMANCE
  • STAR FOR GOOD DEEDS (SITARA-E-EISAAR)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

  • 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE MEDAL
  • 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE MEDAL
  • CROSS OF THE MEDICAL SERVICE
  • DISTINGUISHED MILITARY SERVICE MEDAL
  • EMERGENCY SERVICE MEDAL
  • KNIGHT BACHELOR
  • ORDER OF LOGOHU
  • ORDER OF ST MICHAEL AND ST GEORGE
  • ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
  • ORDER OF THE STAR OF MELANESIA
  • MERITORIOUS COMMUNITY SERVICE MEDAL
  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA INDEPENDENCE MEDAL (1975)
  • ROYAL PAPUA NEW GUINEA CONSTABULARY CENTENARY MEDAL
  • THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL
  • QUEEN'S POLICE MEDAL

PERU

  • ORDER OF MERIT FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
  • ORDER OF THE SUN OF PERU

PHILIPPINES

  • CHIEF OF STAFF ARMED FORCES COMMENDATION MEDAL
  • CHIEF OF STAFF AFP COMMENDATION MEDAL AND RIBBON
  • ORDER OF SIKATUNA
  • OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL
  • PHILIPPINE LEGION OF HONOUR
  • PHILIPPINE LIBERATION MEDAL
  • PHILIPPINE MILITARY CIVIC ACTION MEDAL
  • PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL
  • PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE SPECIAL SERVICE MEDAL

POLAND

  • CAMPAIGN MEDAL
  • CROSS OF MERIT
  • CROSS OF VALOUR
  • ORDER OF MERIT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND
  • ORDER OF POLONIA RESTITUTA
  • POLISH ARMED FORCES IN THE WEST (WITH TOBRUK CLASP)
  • POLISH ARMY MEDAL
  • POLISH MILITARY ACTION CROSS
  • SIBERIAN EXILES CROSS
  • WARSAW UPRISING CROSS

PORTUGAL

  • MILITARY ORDER OF SAINT JAMES OF THE SWORD
  • ORDER OF INFANTE DOM HENRIQUE
  • ORDER OF MERIT
  • ORDER OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

ROMANIA

  • MILITARY VIRTUE MEDAL
  • NATIONAL ORDER AND NATIONAL MEDAL 'FOR MERIT' (CIVIL AWARDS PER FIELDS OF ACTIVITY)
  • ORDER OF FAITHFUL SERVICE (SERVICIUL CREDINCIOS)
  • ORDER OF MICHAEL THE BRAVE
  • ORDER OF THE CROWN OF ROMANIA
  • ORDER OF THE STAR OF ROMANIA
  • ROMANIAN MEDAL OF HONOUR
  • VALOUR AND FAITH MEDAL (MEDAILLE BARBATIE SI CREDINTA)

RUSSIA

  • CROSS OF ST GEORGE
  • MEDAL FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE SOVIET ARCTIC REGION
  • MEDAL IN MEMORY OF THE 300 YEARS OF SAINT-PETERSBURG
  • MEDAL OF ST GEORGE (FOR BRAVERY)
  • ORDER OF FRIENDSHIP
  • ORDER OF ST ANNE
  • ORDER OF ST STANISLAS

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS

  • ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

SAUDI ARABIA

  • KING ABDULAZIZ AL SAUD EXCELLENCE MEDAL
  • KING ABDULAZIZ ORDER OF MERIT
  • LIBERATION OF KUWAIT MEDAL

SERBIA

  • GOLD MEDAL
  • ORDER OF KARAGEORGE
  • ORDER OF THE WHITE EAGLE
  • SILVER MEDAL

SINGAPORE

  • COMMENDATION MEDAL
  • COMMENDATION MEDAL (MILITARY)
  • DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER
  • DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER (MILITARY)
  • MERITORIOUS SERVICE ORDER (MILITARY)
  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MEDAL
  • PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL
  • PUBLIC SERVICE STAR

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

  • COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL OF THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC

SLOVENIA

  • ORDER FOR SERVICES

SOLOMON ISLANDS

  • CROSS OF THE SOLOMON ISLANDS
  • KNIGHT BACHELOR
  • ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
  • SOLOMON ISLANDS MEDAL
  • STAR OF THE SOLOMON ISLANDS

SOUTH AFRICA

  • ORDER OF GOOD HOPE

SPAIN

  • CRUZ AL MÉRITO POLICIAL
  • ORDER OF CIVIL MERIT
  • ORDER OF ISABEL LA CATOLICA
  • ORDER OF NAVAL MERIT
  • ROYAL AND DISTINGUISHED ORDER OF CHARLES III

SWAZILAND

  • INDEPENDENCE MEDAL

SWEDEN

  • MEDAL OF THE ROYAL ORDER OF THE POLAR STAR
  • MEDAL OF THE ROYAL ORDER OF VASA
  • POLAR STAR MEDAL
  • ROYAL ORDER OF THE POLAR STAR
  • ROYAL ORDER OF THE SERAPHIM
  • ROYAL ORDER OF VASA

TANZANIA

  • ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

THAILAND

  • MOST ADMIRABLE ORDER OF THE DIREKGUNABHORN
  • MOST EXALTED ORDER OF THE WHITE ELEPHANT
  • MOST NOBLE ORDER OF THE CROWN OF THAILAND
  • ROYAL CYPHER MEDAL

TIMOR-LESTE

  • MEDAL OF MERIT
  • ORDER OF TIMOR-LESTE
  • TIMOR-LESTE SOLIDARITY MEDAL

TONGA

  • MOST ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER OF QUEEN SALOTE TUPOU III
  • ROYAL HOUSEHOLD ORDER OF TONGA
  • ROYAL MILITARY ORDER OF ST GEORGE
  • ROYAL ORDER OF THE CROWN OF TONGA
  • SILVER JUBILEE CORONATION MEDAL

TUVALU

  • ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

UKRAINE

  • ORDER OF MERIT

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  • COMMUNITY SERVICE MEDAL
  • ORDER OF INDEPENDENCE MEDAL

UNITED KINGDOM

  • AIR FORCE CROSS
  • BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL
  • GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1962 (VARIOUS CLASPS)
  • GEORGE CROSS
  • GEORGE MEDAL
  • GULF MEDAL 1990-91
  • IRAQ MEDAL
  • IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION SERVICE MEDAL
  • KNIGHT BACHELOR
  • MENTION IN DESPATCHES
  • ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (CIVIL AND MILITARY DIVISIONS)
  • POLAR MEDAL
  • QUEEN'S COMMENDATION FOR BRAVERY
  • QUEEN'S COMMENDATION FOR BRAVERY IN THE AIR
  • QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL
  • QUEEN'S GALLANTRY MEDAL
  • QUEEN'S GOLDEN JUBILEE MEDAL
  • VOLUNTARY MEDICAL SERVICE MEDAL

UNITED NATIONS

  • UNITED NATIONS MEDAL - with various Clasps for peacekeeping operations
    • (and including Numerals for additional periods of consecutive service)
  • UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL SERVICE MEDAL

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (ARMY, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS, AIR FORCE AND JOINT SERVICES)
  • AIR MEDAL
  • ARMY COMMANDER'S AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
  • BRONZE STAR
  • CIVILIAN AWARD FOR HUMANITARIAN SERVICE
  • COAST GUARD ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL
  • COAST GUARD COMMENDATION MEDAL
  • COMMENDATION MEDAL (ARMY, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS, AIR FORCE AND JOINT SERVICES)
  • DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY DIRECTOR'S AWARD
  • DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
  • DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL
  • DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS
  • DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
  • DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
  • HAITI INTERNATIONAL POLICE MONITOR SERVICE MEDAL
  • INTERNATIONAL POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY 9/11 MEDAL
  • LEGION OF MERIT
  • MEDAL OF FREEDOM (AND WITH PALM)
  • MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL
  • NASA DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL
  • NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
  • OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MEDAL FOR EXCEPTIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE
  • OUTSTANDING CIVILIAN SERVICE MEDAL
  • PACIFIC WAR ZONE BAR/MEDAL
  • PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM
  • SILVER STAR
  • SOLDIER'S MEDAL
  • SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE MEDAL
  • SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND MEDAL
  • WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL

VANUATU

  • 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE MEDAL
  • NATIONAL MEDAL OF MERIT
  • VANUATU 30TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY MEDAL

VENEZUELA

  • ORDER OF FRANCISCO DE MIRANDA

VIETNAM

  • COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION MEDAL
  • EDUCATIONAL SERVICE MEDAL
  • FRIENDSHIP MEDAL
  • FRIENDSHIP ORDER
  • LIFE SAVING MEDAL
  • ORDER OF MERIT
  • POLICE MEDAL OF HONOUR
  • PRIME MINISTER'S CERTIFICATE OF REWARD
  • SOCIAL SERVICE MEDAL
  • WAR VETERAN'S MEDAL

(See also the footnote in relation to medallic recognition for a historical military award)

ZAMBIA

  • ORDER OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Notes: Any variants to Orders/Decorations/Medals listed above (e.g. levels, classes, degrees, stars, etcetera and including divisions) are deemed to be agreed.

As governments and countries change from time to time, some awards may no longer be bestowed by a given country. These awards do not represent a comprehensive list of awards, but only those bestowed on Australians over time. In some cases such awards may no longer be bestowed by the current government of any given country.

The Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation was awarded by the former Government of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) to specific military units that distinguished themselves in battle. The Governor-General has formally approved the awarding of the Citation to identified Australian military units in recognition of their service during the Vietnam war. Individuals who believe they could be eligible can submit an application to wear the Citation through the Australian Department of Defence.