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March 2024 - Bravery List

The Governor-General has announced 50 Australian Bravery Decorations to recognise the courageous acts of 89 people.

Australian Bravery Decorations Honours List

Bravery Medal: 8

Commendation for Brave Conduct: 38

Group Bravery Citation: four groups (45 people)

“On behalf of all Australians I congratulate the recipients of Australian Bravery Decorations. Confronted with danger, each chose to help someone. Their bravery is commendable and their selflessness is inspirational,” the Governor-General said. 

“In a moment of peril, each of the people we are recognising today decided to come to the aid of someone else – some, someone they knew, others a total stranger. Often their actions were at a cost to themselves. Tragically, 2 recipients lost their own lives.

“On behalf of all Australians, I congratulate recipients and offer our thanks for their brave action. I encourage recipients to wear their Australian Bravery Decoration with pride. 

“For the loved ones of those no longer with us – it is my hope that the posthumous acknowledgement of their bravery brings some comfort. Their stories will not be forgotten.

Australian Bravery Decorations recognise acts of bravery where people selflessly put themselves in jeopardy to protect the lives or property of others.

Two Australian Bravery lists are announced every year. The independent Australian Bravery Decorations Council makes recommendations to the Governor-General regarding who should be recognised and at what level of award.