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Defence Honours & Awards

Policy

Granting of Unissued Service Awards of Deceased Members

This policy is provided to define the conditions for the granting of unissued service awards of deceased members deemed eligible to receive service awards under determinations for those awards.

This process is sometimes referred to as the ‘posthumous issue’ or ‘posthumous medals policy’.

Summary

Persons listed below in the immediate family of the deceased member are entitled to be granted unissued awards. This list is in descending priority of entitlement.

  • Spouse/defacto spouse (Relationship to the member at time of death)
  • Child
  • Grand child
  • Parent
  • Sibling

For more information, see full policy below.

Policy

Granting of Unissued Service Awards of Deceased Members [PDF] [Word]

Application

Applicants should complete an Application for Defence Medals.

See Also

Where can I purchase Replica Medals?