The Iraq Medal was introduced in 2004 for service with the US led coalition operations in Iraq.
The Iraq Medal is a cupro-nickel medal with the Australian Coat of Arms on the obverse. The reverse has a processional lion standing on a narrow plinth and the word 'IRAQ'.
The ribbon is sand yellow representing the desert sands of Iraq, with central stripes of purple and red representing the ADF and the conflict in Iraq.
The medal was awarded initially for a period of 7 days service in the prescribed area from 18 March 2003. From 1 May 2003 the qualifying period was extended to 30 days.
The source documents relating to the Iraq Medal are:
CAG S421 dated 22 October 2004 (Letters Patent and Regulations)
CAG S154-09 dated 28 September 2009 (Determination)
Web page last updated 13 January, 2012