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APPENDIX C: AUSTRALIAN BRAVERY DECORATIONS

TABLE C1: AUSTRALIAN BRAVERY DECORATIONS 2019–20

Award levels

Category

Number of nominations

Total awarded

%
Awarded

CV

SC

BM

CBC

GBC

Interception of armed offender

53

33

62.3

0

0

9

5

3(19)

Rescue from animal attack

6

5

83.3

0

0

2

3

Rescue from armed offender

25

15

60.0

0

1

1

2

1(11)

Rescue from electrical hazard

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rescue from explosive hazard

3

1

33.3

0

0

0

1

Rescue from fire – aircraft

2

0

0.0

0

0

0

0

Rescue from fire – building

37

24

64.9

0

0

5

9

2(10)

Rescue from fire – bushfire

3

1

33.3

0

0

0

1

Rescue from fire – motor vehicle

38

32

84.2

0

0

6

5

5(21)

Rescue from fire – other

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rescue from gases, toxic fumes etc.

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rescue from heights, cliffs

6

4

66.7

0

0

3

1

Rescue from holes, wells or mines

7

8

87.5

0

0

1

0

1(7)

Rescue from inland waters

17

6

35.3

0

0

1

1

1(4)

Rescue from other situation

44

14

31.8

0

0

1

2

2(11)

Rescue from path of oncoming vehicle

4

0

0.0

0

0

0

0

Rescue from water – other

6

0

0.0

0

0

0

0

Rescue from water – sea

34

16

47.1

0

0

5

6

1(5)

Rescue from water – submerged vehicle

4

1

25.0

0

0

0

1

TOTAL

289

160

55.4

0

1

34

37

16(88)

CV = Cross of Valour, SC = Star of Courage, BM = Bravery Medal, CBC = Commendation of Brave Conduct, GBC = Group Bravery Citation

* The number in brackets represents individual recipients in group citations

Note: Anomalies may occur due to the deferral of promulgation, or delay in promulgation due to difficulty in locating recipients.

TABLE C2: AUSTRALIAN BRAVERY DECORATIONS 1975 TO 30 JUNE 2020

Award levels

Category

Number of nominations

Total awarded

%
Awarded

CV

SC

BM

CBC

GBC

Interception of armed offender

1,032

543

52.6

1

13

174

264

91

*

Rescue from animal attack

237

137

57.8

0

16

61

54

6

*

Rescue from armed offender

962

544

56.5

0

44

195

189

116

*

Rescue from electrical hazard

90

38

42.2

1

1

13

23

0

Rescue from explosive hazard

367

278

75.7

2

18

69

59

130

*

Rescue from fire – aircraft

87

46

52.9

0

3

33

10

0

Rescue from fire – building

1,282

639

49.8

0

12

200

367

60

*

Rescue from fire – bushfire

556

180

32.4

0

3

25

41

111

*

Rescue from fire – motor vehicle

921

597

64.8

0

27

195

287

88

*

Rescue from fire – other

126

90

71.4

0

8

36

17

29

*

Rescue from gases, toxic fumes etc.

48

32

66.7

0

2

20

10

0

Rescue from heights, cliffs

199

90

45.2

0

4

28

41

17

*

Rescue from holes, wells or mines

188

125

66.5

1

4

31

15

74

*

Rescue from inland waters

1,022

496

48.5

0

1

93

225

177

*

Rescue from other situation

957

200

20.9

0

3

40

101

56

*

Rescue from path of oncoming vehicle

130

61

46.9

0

1

31

29

0

Rescue from water – other

78

14

17.9

0

0

1

9

4

*

Rescue from water – sea

1,715

826

48.2

0

19

196

395

216

*

Rescue from water –
submerged vehicle

229

106

46.3

0

0

9

68

29

*

TOTAL

10,226

5,042

49.3

5

179

1,450

2,204

1,204

*

CV = Cross of Valour, SC = Star of Courage, BM = Bravery Medal, CBC = Commendation of Brave Conduct, GBC = Group Bravery Citation

* The number represents individual recipients in group citations.

There may be some anomalies when comparing with previous years due to corrections relating to people previously unaccounted for, and amendments in the number of people qualified to receive the awards.