Current serving members can use the Defence Medals Online Application Form to apply for:

  • un-issued medals;
  • approval to wear foreign awards;
  • long service medals and clasps (especially important Reserve members);
  • the Australian Defence Medal.

ADF members are entitled to replacement medals where their medals have been lost or damaged in circumstances beyond their control, this includes losses due to theft or natural disasters.

Family members of deceased veterans may also be able to claim replacement medals where the medals have been lost or damaged beyond their control.

Apply online using the Defence Medals Application Form, select Member is Deceased as the Claimant Status, and Replacement Medals as the Application Type.

You can apply for a list of the previously issued awards of deceased relatives who served with Australian forces since World War One. This can be done through the Defence Medals Online Application Form.

When applying for a full assessment any un-issued medals of deceased veterans may be issued to living family members as a gesture of respect for the person who served, and the sacrifice of their family.

More information about this can be found on the granting of unissued awards of deceased members page on this website.