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Application for Campaign and Service Awards

Before Applying

  • If you are claiming on behalf of a living Defence member, you must attach a copy of Power of Attorney or a letter giving permission to act on the behalf of the member.
  • If you are applying on behalf of a deceased member, please see our policy on Granting of Unissued Service Awards of Deceased Members
  • If you are applying for replacement awards, please see our policy on Replacement Medals.
  • The Directorate of Honours and Awards (DH&A) cannot provide service records. To access service records, go to Accessing Service Records.
  • To nominate someone for an honour or decoration, please use form AD104 Nomination for Half-Yearly Honours which can be accessed from the Defence WebForm system.


  • Please provide as much information as possible to assist with the application process.
  • You can only attach one supporting document to the form (optional). DH&A will contact you if further documents are required.
  • You cannot save and continue an application if you exit before completion.
  • You must agree to the Terms and Conditions (and provide consent to access your medical records in some instances).
  • You can navigate between tabs using the 'Previous' and 'Next' tabs.
  • Upon completion, your application will be forwarded to DH&A ready for assessment. Applications are assessed in order of receipt.
  • You will receive an on-screen notification with a reference number for future use. (Note: no email will be sent to you).
  • To request a hard-copy of the application form, please call 1800 333 362.

Application to wear Foreign Service awards on ADF uniform

  • To be used by ADF personnel who have been issued a Foreign Service award or ADF personnel who joined the ADF from a foreign Defence Force.
  • Documentary evidence of the award/s must be attached and certified as a true copy. Documentary evidence may include the award certificate, citation or narrative or Certificate of Service from the foreign Defence Force.
  • Please include details of the award, including dates and location of service.
  • Defence policy concerning wearing of foreign awards is available here.


  • DH&A requires time to research historical documents, seek approval from the delegate, and to engrave and dispatch awards. This process can take up to three months.
  • A timeframe for the Australian Operational Service Medal Border Protection cannot be given as the process is dependant on information supplied by each Service.

Privacy Statement

The use of the Defence Honours and Awards Online application is subject to the following Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement contains important information in relation to submitting an application through this online application.

What is "personal information"?

Personal information is defined as information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable:

  1. Whether the information or opinion is true or not, and
  2. Whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.

Collection, use and disclosure of personal information

  • Defence collects your personal information through the Defence Honours and Awards Online application.
  • The information is collected for the purpose of assessing eligibility for medal entitlements.
  • Defence may use your personal information to obtain military service records relating to your application from the National Archives of Australia.
  • For your application to be accepted it is mandatory for the minimum required information to be provided. If you do not provide this information your application will not be submitted.

Bodies to which your personal information may be disclosed

  • The Governor-General is the approving authority for the majority of medals in the Australian Honours and Awards system. Defence may provide your personal information to the Office of the Governor-General for the purpose of approving medal entitlements.
  • Defence will disclose your personal information to an external contractor for the purpose of engraving and issuing of entitlements. The external contractor will not retain your personal information and will not use your personal information for any other purpose.
  • Defence will not disclose your personal information for any other reason than listed above.

Further information

  • The Defence Privacy Policy can be obtained at our website or by requesting a copy from the Defence Privacy Officer by emailing:
  • The policy contains general information about the different types of personal information collected by Defence and how individuals can request access to or correction of their personal information. The Defence Privacy Policy also provides advice about how to raise potential breaches of privacy with Defence.

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