Defence Honours & Awards is part of the Defence People Group.
The Australian General Service Medal for Korea was approved on 24 November 2009.
The medal may be awarded for service while participating in operations in South Korea in the period commencing on 28 July 1953 and ending at the end of 19 April 1956.
The medal is circular, 38 millimetres in diameter and finished in antique silver. The obverse of the medal has a raised map of South Korea which is superimposed over polar projection lines. The words ‘AUSTRALIAN GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL KOREA’ are inscribed on the inside of the medal rim with two Federation Stars included in the bottom left and right hand quadrants.
The reverse of the medal has the words ‘POST ARMISTICE SERVICE 1953 – 1956’ surrounded by a wreath of gum leaves and blossoms.
The suspender bar features a raised Federation Star.
The ribbon is 32 millimetres wide with a central yellow stripe flanked by blue stripes and outer white stripes. The colours represent those used for the British Korea Medal and the United Nations Service Medal (Korea).