Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal
25 November 2019
On 30 January 2019, the former Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) declared a further three natural disaster operations in which the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal can be awarded. Both current and former Defence members are eligible for recognition under the following two operations:
- Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines – qualifying period of service is any 14 day period between 8 November 2013 and 16 December 2013.
- Tropical Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu – qualifying period of service is any 10 day period between 13 March 2015 and 1 April 2015.
Current members are not required to submit an application. Medals will be dispatched to the address listed on PMKeyS. Ex-serving members and the families and next-of-kin of eligible deceased members do need to apply and can do so via the application form.