National Emergency Medal Insignia Design

The National Emergency Medal is a circular nickel-silver medal with a suspender bar featuring the Commonwealth Coat of Arms. The central image is a stylised representation of Australia's national floral emblem, the wattle. The image around the central image is a flowering wattle, representing the accomplishments and sacrifices made by Australians in the service of others in times if crisis. The back of the Medal repeats the ring of flowering wattle and includes the words 'FOR SERVICE TO OTHERS IN A NATIONAL EMERGENCY'.