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How to apply

The Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat at Government House administers the Australian Sports Medal. Nominations are made on behalf of an official team by the organising body. Individual nominations are not accepted.

After an international multi-sport event has concluded, the nominating person:

  1. Populates the Australian Sports Medal nomination schedule with the required data. The schedule should be provided as an electronic version of the Excel schedule template.
  2. Prepares a covering letter which must be signed by the nominating person, or declared nominating person.
  3. Ensures the nominee has completed a Privacy Notice and Consent form as part of the application process.
  4. Nominations are made via the online portal. If you do not already have an account set up please email

The nominator

Individuals will be eligible for nomination for the Medal if they participated as an official member of an Australian national team at a declared international multi-discipline sporting event. Individuals must be appointed as an official team member by the organising committee. A nominating person who wishes to propose an alternative position within the organising body as a declared nominating person should contact the Registrar of Awards for guidance on the necessary procedures.

The nominating person is responsible for nominating eligible persons for the Medal and verifying members’ participation in a declared event.

If the nominating person is also eligible to receive the award, their eligibility must be verified by another appropriate individual, usually an employee within the organisation.

Refer also to the Australian Sports Medal Guidelines including background information, eligibility criteria and medal design.