Granting of Unissued Service Awards of Deceased Members

This guidance is provided to define the conditions for the granting of unissued service awards of deceased members deemed eligible to receive service awards under determinations for those awards.

This process is sometimes referred to as the ‘posthumous issue’ or ‘posthumous medals policy’.

Persons listed below in the immediate family of the deceased member are entitled to be granted unissued awards. This list is in descending priority of entitlement.

  • Spouse/de facto spouse (Relationship to the member at time of death)
  • Child
  • Grand child
  • Parent
  • Sibling

DHA Fact Sheet Unissued Service Awards of Deceased Members (PDF, 147.09 KB)


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