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PATRON: Lieutenant General F J Hickling AO CSC

General Regulations

Australian Defence MedalThe Medals pages are intended as a guide only. Please post medal queries at the Medal & Awards Discussion Board located at the Forum.

General Wearing of Medals : War medals are not freely available for wear by all. Medals are only to be worn by those to whom the medal has been conferred. The only exception to this ruling occurs on Remembrance Day and Anzac Day. On these two occasions, descendants may wear the medals of deceased recipients but only on the right breast.

Click on the image to the left to see the design of the ADF Medal.

Medal Application Details

Application forms for new (or replacement medals) are available in Adobe PDF Format at the Australian Defence Force site. To access these forms and the statutory declaration required in relation to lost medals, please click here.


In March of 2003, the Directorate of Honours and Awards collocated it's several medal sections together at Tuggeranong, a regional commercial/business centre in Canberra.

Following the move to Tuggeranong, the Directorate has undertaken a number of initiatives to improve the system of processing medals applications.

One such initiative is to use the facilities of the defence service centre at Cooma, NSW to receive, register and acknowledge mail for the directorate.

Navy, Army, Air Force :


Merchant Navy :

Chief Mercantile Marine Officer
Department of Transport
PO Box 596


British service persons with service pre 1920 write to:

Army Medal Office  MOD(GS)
Records "Z" Section
Bourne Avenue
Hayes Middlesex

This is a handy link to the UK MOD medals office: United Kingdom - MOD Medals Office

British service persons with service 1920 - 2001 write to:

Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency
(Joint Personnel Administration Centre)
MOD Medal Office
Building 250
Royal Air Force Innsworth

The MOD Medal Office enquiry line is:
Tel: 01452 712612 ext 8149

Medal Queries: please post your questions at the Medal & Awards Discussion Board located at the Forum.

The information contained in the medal descriptions has been gathered from a variety of sources both across the web, from print, and from oral submissions. It is updated as new information comes to hand.

If you are seeking an off-line source of medal information, ASAC Australia highly recommends the following book:
Williams R. D. 1981 1983 1990 Medals To Australia. Pocket Book Publications, Dubbo, Australia

All medal and ribbon images displayed on the ASAC Australia website have been digitally rendered.

Reproduction without prior written consent is prohibited.

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