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National Emergency Medal (Bushfires 2019-20) Declaration 2020

1 Name

This instrument is the National Emergency Medal (Bushfires 2019-20) Declaration 2020.

2 Commencement

(1) Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

Commencement information    
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
Provisions Commencement Date/Details
1. The whole of this instrument The day this instrument is made.  
Note: This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

(2) Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3 Authority

This instrument is made under subregulation 3(2) of the National Emergency Medal Regulations 2011 set out in the Schedule to the Letters Patent dated 23 October 2011 that instituted the National Emergency Medal.

4 Definitions
Note: A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Regulations, including the following:
(a) Medal for sustained service;
(b) nationally-significant emergency;
(c) service.

(1) In this instrument:

declared emergency means the emergency declared in section 5.

eligible emergency period for a Schedule 1 local government area means a period:

     (a) beginning on the day mentioned in column 3 of the item of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 1 describing the area or in a paragraph of column 3 of the item; and

     (b) ending at the end of the day mentioned in column 4 of the item or in the corresponding paragraph of column 4 of the item.

eligible service means service of a type mentioned in section 9.

Regulations means the National Emergency Medal Regulations 2011 set out in the Schedule to the Letters Patent dated 23 October 2011 that instituted the National Emergency Medal.

Schedule 1 local government area means a local government area described in columns 1 and 2 of an item of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 1, as the area existed at 6 September 2019.

(2) Unless the contrary intention appears, expressions used in this instrument have the same meaning as in the Regulations.

5 Declared emergency

For the purposes of subregulation 3(2) of the Regulations, bushfires that happened in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia or the Australian Capital Territory between September 2019 and February 2020 are declared to be a nationally-significant emergency.

6 Name of declared emergency

For the purposes of paragraph 3(4)(a) of the Regulations, the name by which the declared emergency is to be known is "Bushfires 2019-20".

7 Geographical area of declared emergency

For the purposes of paragraph 3(4)(b) of the Regulations, the geographical area in Australia where the declared emergency happened is the area that consists of each Schedule 1 local government area.

8 Duration of declared emergency

(1) For the purposes of paragraph 3(4)(c) of the Regulations, the declared emergency began in relation to a Schedule 1 local government area on the day mentioned in column 3 of the item of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 1 describing the area or in a paragraph of column 3 of the item.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph 3(4)(d) of the Regulations, the duration of the declared emergency relating to a Schedule 1 local government area is the eligible emergency period (or each eligible emergency period) for that area.

9 Eligible service during declared emergency

For the purposes of paragraph 3(4)(e) of the Regulations, the type of service in relation to the declared emergency that is required to qualify for the award of the Medal for sustained service is service by a person:

     (a) in the protection of lives and property; or

     (b) in the service of interests that are not their own;

in direct response to the declared emergency (including support that enables or facilitates the emergency response).

10 Minimum duration of eligible service during declared emergency

For the purposes of paragraph 3(4)(e) of the Regulations, the minimum duration of eligible service required to qualify for the award of the Medal for sustained service is 5 days (whether consecutive or not) each involving service in direct response to the declared emergency relating to a Schedule 1 local government area in an eligible emergency period for that area.

 

Clause 1

Schedule 1 - Local government areas and eligible emergency periods

Note: See the definitions of eligible emergency period and Schedule 1 local government area in subsection 4(1), and subsection 8(1).

Schedule 1 local government areas and eligible emergency periods

 

Item

Column 1

Local government area

Column 2

State or territory in which area is located

Column 3

First day of eligible emergency period relating to area

Column 4

Last day of eligible emergency period relating to area

1 Armidale New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
2 Ballina New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
3 Bega Valley New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
4 Bellingen New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
5 Blue Mountains New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
6 Byron New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
7 Central Coast New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
8 Cessnock New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
9 Clarence Valley New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
10 Coffs Harbour New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
11 Cootamundra-Gundagai New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
12 Dungog New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
13 Eurobodalla New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
14 Glen Innes Severn New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
15 Goulburn Mulwaree New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
16 Greater Hume New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
17 Gwydir New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
18 Hawkesbury New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
19 Inverell New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
20 Kempsey New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
21 Ku-ring-gai New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
22 Kyogle New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
23 Lake Macquarie New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
24 Lismore New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
25 Lithgow New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
26 Mid-Coast New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
27 Mid-Western New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
28 Muswellbrook New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
29 Nambucca Valley New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
30 Narrabri New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
31 Oberon New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
32 Penrith New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
33 Port Macquarie-Hastings New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
34 Queanbeyan-Palerang New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
35 Richmond Valley New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
36 Shoalhaven New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
37 Singleton New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
38 Snowy Monaro New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
39 Snowy Valleys New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
40 Sutherland New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
41 Tamworth New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
42 Tenterfield New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
43 Tweed New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
44 Upper Hunter New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
45 Upper Lachlan New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
46 Uralla New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
47 Wagga Wagga New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
48 Walcha New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
49 Wingecarribee New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
50 Wollondilly New South Wales 6 September 2019 10 February 2020
51 Alpine Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
52 Ararat Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
53 Ballarat Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
54 Campaspe Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
55 East Gippsland Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
56 Falls Creek Alpine Resort Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
57 Glenelg Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
58 Golden Plains Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
59 Greater Bendigo Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
60 Indigo Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
61 Mansfield Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
62 Mount Buller Alpine Resort Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
63 Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
64 Mount Stirling Alpine Resort Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
65 Moyne Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
66 Northern Grampians Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
67 Pyrenees Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
68 Southern Grampians Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
69 Strathbogie Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
70 Towong Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
71 Wangaratta Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
72 Wellington Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
73 Wodonga Victoria 21 November 2019 20 February 2020
74

Brisbane

Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

75

Bundaberg

Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

76 Cook Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

77 Fraser Coast Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

78 Gladstone Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

79 Gold Coast Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

80 Gympie Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

81 Ipswich Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

82 Livingstone Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

83 Lockyer Valley Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

84 Mareeba Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

85 Noosa Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

86 North Burnett Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

87 Redland Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

88 Rockhampton Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

89 Scenic Rim Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

90 Somerset Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

91 South Burnett Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

92 Southern Downs Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

93 Sunshine Coast Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

94 Toowoomba Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

95 Townsville Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

96 Whitsunday Queensland

(a) 6 September 2019

(b) 9 November 2019

(a) 17 September 2019

(b) 23 November 2019

97 Adelaide Hills South Australia 20 November 2019 6 January 2020
98 Coorong South Australia 20 November 2019 6 January 2020
99 Kangaroo Island South Australia 20 November 2019 6 February 2020
100 Kingston South Australia 20 November 2019 6 January 2020
101 Lower Eyre Peninsula South Australia 20 November 2019 6 January 2020
102 Mid Murray South Australia 20 November 2019 6 January 2020
103 Mount Barker South Australia 20 November 2019 6 January 2020
104 Murray Bridge South Australia 20 November 2019 6 January 2020
105 Playford South Australia 20 November 2019 6 January 2020
106 Southern Mallee South Australia 20 November 2019 6 January 2020
107 Yorke Peninsula South Australia 20 November 2019 6 January 2020
108 Australian Capital Territory Australian Capital Territory 6 January 2020 5 February 2020