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National Emergency Medal

The National Emergency Medal recognises service in response to a nationally significant emergency. Nationally significant emergencies must be declared by the Australian Government under the National Emergency Medal Regulations 2011. Current nationally significant emergencies are:

  • The bushfires that happened in Victoria in February 2009
  • The floods that happened in Queensland during December 2010 and January 2011; and Cyclone Yasi.
National Emergency Medal
The National Emergency Medal can be awarded for sustained or significant service nationally significant emergencies.