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APPENDIX D: DEFENCE, MERITORIOUS AND LONG SERVICE AWARDS

TABLE D1: DEFENCE, MERITORIOUS AND LONG SERVICE AWARDS APPROVED in 2020 AND TOTAL AWARDS APPROVED SINCE 1975

Award

Awards approved
1 July 2019 –
30 June 2020

Total awards approved to
30 June 2020

Victoria Cross for Australia

4

Companion of the Order of Australia (Military Division)

25

Officer of the Order of Australia (Military Division)

4

278

Member of the Order of Australia (Military Division)

25

1,259

Medal of the Order of Australia (Military Division)

25

1,316

Star of Gallantry

0

8

Medal for Gallantry

1

75

Commendation for Gallantry

10

109

Unit Citation for Gallantry

0

6

Distinguished Service Cross

5

106

Distinguished Service Medal

4

204

Commendations for Distinguished Service

17

489

Meritorious Unit Citation

1

*27

Conspicuous Service Cross

53

1,188

Conspicuous Service Medal

60

1,373

Nursing Service Cross

28

Public Service Medal

87

2,599

Australian Police Medal

72

1,983

Australian Fire Service Medal

54

1,563

Ambulance Service Medal

25

436

Emergency Services Medal

22

526

Australian Corrections Medal

31

80

Australian Antarctic Medal

6

103

Civilian Service Medal 1939–1945

1

7,083

Police Overseas Service Medal/Clasp

29

6,285

Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal/Clasp

843

4,342

National Police Service Medal

2,383

43,147

National Emergency Medal/Clasp

90

15,478

Champion Shots Medal

3

87

National Medal/Clasp

8,572

255,893

80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal

71

Australian Sports Medal

18,012

Centenary Medal

15,845

Total awards

12,423

380,028

Notes:

372,956 awards in other categories were approved between 1975 and 30 June 2004, bringing the total number of awards approved to 725,984. Due to a change in administration arrangements these awards are no longer processed by the Secretariat

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.

Please note: * indicates the number of unit citations awarded not individuals included.