Australian Sports Medal
The Australian Sports Medal was instituted to commemorate Australian sporting achievement in the year 2000. Following changes made on 4 December 2020, it is awarded to commemorate Australian sporting participation in multi-sports events.
The Australian Sports Medal was awarded in 2000, the year of the Sydney Olympic and Paralympic games, to those who contributed to Australia's sporting excellence in 2000. The medal recognises the efforts of a range of Australians, including former competitors, coaches, sports scientists, office holders and those who maintained sporting facilities and services.
On 4 December 2020, amendments were made to the regulations for the Australian Sports Medal.
These amendments will mean the Australian Sports Medal will be able to be awarded to commemorate Australian sporting participation in multi-sports events, including:
- the Invictus Games, from 2018:
- the International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (INAS) Global Games, from 2019;
- the Special Olympics World Summer Games, from 2019;
- the Special Olympics World Winter Games, from 2021;
- the Olympic Games (Summer), from 2020;
- the Olympic Games (Winter), from 2022;
- the Paralympic Games (Summer) from 2020;
- the Paralympic Games (Winter) from 2022; and
- the Commonwealth Games, from 2022.
Refer below to the Australian Sports Medal Guidelines including background information, eligibility criteria and medal design. Further information on the history of the Australian Sports Medal is available on the pmc.gov.au website.
- Australian Sports Medal Guidelines - 9 July 2021
- Australian Sports Medal Determination- 9 July 2021
- Australian Sports Medal Letters Patent 1999 - 23 December 1999
- Australian Sports Medal Regulations - 2020
- (historic) Australian Sports Medal Regulations 1999 - 23 December 1999