Australian Service Medal 1945-75

Australian Service Medal 1945-75 (obverse) Australian Service Medal 1945-75 (reverse)

The Australian Service Medal 1945-75 (ASM 45-75) was approved in 1995, and may be awarded for service in, or in connection with prescribed non-warlike operations during the period commencing on 3 September 1945 and ending on 16 September 1975.


A nickel-silver clasp with the name of the theatre or action for which the award is made is presented with the medal.

Further awards of the ASM 45-75 in other areas are recognised by the presentation of additional clasps. These are worn above previously awarded clasps, in order of date of receipt.

Clasps issued to date for the ASM 45-75 are:

The eligibility criteria and the Determination for each clasp are included on the table of clasps issued.


The ASM 45-75 is a nickel-silver medal with the Australian Coat of Arms surrounded by the words 'THE AUSTRALIAN SERVICE MEDAL 1945-1975' on the obverse. The reverse has a Federation Star with space for recipient's details.


The ribbon has central stripes of yellow and green, flanked by navy blue, khaki and light blue stripes from the Australia Service Medal 1939-45.

Source Documents

CAG S122 dated 3 April 1995 (Letters Patent and Regulations)

CAG S220 dated 14 June 1995 (Determination)

Honours and Awards Manual

Chapter 20 ASM 1945-75

Web page last updated 23 August, 2013