Due to the number of applications received, it may take up to six months before you receive an outcome from your application.
A timeframe for the Australian Operational Service Medal – Border Protection cannot be given as the process is dependant on information supplied by each Service.
AE 376 Application for the Issue of the Australian Operational Service Medal - Border Protection
AD807 Application for the Issue of Medals and/or Clasps
AD807-2 Application for the Issue of Medals - Current Serving Reserve Member
AD809 Application for the Posthumous Issue of Medals and/or Clasps
AD808 Application for the Issue of Replacement Medals and/or Clasps . For the replacement lost, stolen or damaged awards. Family members and next of kin cannot apply for replacement medals for a deceased person.
AD809-1 Application for the Replacement of Posthumous Service Awards Due to National Disasters
AD111 Application for Approval to Accept and Wear Foreign Awards
Application for United Nations Medal . Use this form to apply retrospectively for the United Nations Medal. Please return the form to the Directorate of Honours and Awards for verification.
List of People Authorised to Certify Documents
Change of Address Form . If you have changed address or contact details, please complete this form and return it to the Directorate of Honours and Awards.
Are you an ex-member applying to the Directorate of Honours and Awards for medals you may be eligible for? If so, please take the time to read the following information.
In order to qualify for a medal, a person must have been formally allotted or assigned for official duty to the prescribed operational area and have contributed to the operation. It is not enough to be merely in the operational area to qualify.
The Directorate does not hold service records. To verify medal entitlements, the Directorate obtains records from the appropriate Service records offices or the National Archives of Australia.
In some instances, the service record itself can be incomplete which makes it difficult to complete a full assessment of service. When submitting an application for medals under these circumstances, it is beneficial to include certified true copies of any official documents you hold which may indicate your service in an operational area. This can include:
In the absence of any official documentation held by either yourself or on your service record, the Directorate will advise of other options that might be available to prove your service. In these cases, and as a last resort, you may be required to provide a number of statutory declarations to support your application, as follows:
Some of these provisions may also apply if you are considering making a posthumous claim for medals for which a family member qualified. The Directorate will advise of the requirements depending on the circumstance of each case.
Web page last updated 19 November, 2013