Australian Honours Order of Wearing

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The Governor General of Australia has, at irregular intervals, notified for general information the positioning of the wearing of Australian Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. The Order of Wearing Australian Honours and Awards was last published in 2007, and replaced the previous list published in 2002.[1]

Prior to 2002, the lists were named the Australian Order of Precedence of Honours and Awards.[2] With the cessation in 2013 of the gazettal of lists of recipients of Australia Day and Queen’s Birthday Honours, it is not yet known if future issues of the Order of Wearing Australian Honours and Awards will be gazetted.[3]

Order of wear[edit]

Order of wearing decorations and awards within the Australian Honours System.[4]

Honours and Awards listed are:

  • those within the Australian System of Honours and Awards;
  • those conferred by The Sovereign in exercise of the Royal Prerogative;
  • those within the Order of St John; and
  • foreign awards, the acceptance and wearing of which have been authorised by the Governor-General.

Note that awards of the British Empire/United Kingdom are now considered foreign (if awarded after 5 October 1992), and should be worn accordingly.[5]

If awarded after 5 October 1992[edit]

See also: Order of Wearing of honours awarded prior to 6 October 1992
  1. Victoria Cross (UK) ribbon.png Victoria Cross for Australia[6] VC
  2. AUS Cross of Valour.png Cross of Valour CV (equal precedence to the Victoria Cross for Australia, but second in the order of wear)
  3. Order of the Garter UK ribbon.png Knight/Lady of the Garter[7] KG/LG
  4. Order of the Thistle UK ribbon.png Knight/Lady of the Thistle[7] KT/LT
  5. Galó de l'Orde del Mèrit (UK).png Member of the Order of Merit[7] OM
  6. OrderAustraliaRibbon.png Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia [8] AK/AD
  7. Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order[7] GCVO
  8. OrderAustraliaRibbon.png Companion of the Order of Australia (General Division) AC Order of Australia (Military) ribbon.png (Military Division)
  9. Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Knight/Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order[7] KCVO/DCVO
  10. OrderAustraliaRibbon.png Officer of the Order of Australia (General Division) AO Order of Australia (Military) ribbon.png (Military Division)
  11. Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Commander of the Royal Victorian Order[7] CVO
  12. SGAustRibbon.png Star of Gallantry SG
  13. SCAustRibbon.png Star of Courage SC
  14. DSC (Australia) ribbon.png Distinguished Service Cross DSC
  15. OrderAustraliaRibbon.png Member of the Order of Australia (General Division) AM Order of Australia (Military) ribbon.png (Military Division)
  16. Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Lieutenant LVO and Member MVO of the Royal Victorian Order[7]
  17. CSC Australia ribbon.png Conspicuous Service Cross CSC
  18. NSC Australia ribbon.png Nursing Service Cross NSC
  19. MGAustRibbon.png Medal for Gallantry MG
  20. BMAustRibbon.png Bravery Medal BM
  21. DSM (Australia) ribbon.png Distinguished Service Medal DSM
  22. PSM Australia ribbon.png Public Service Medal PSM
  23. APM Australia ribbon.png Australian Police Medal APM
  24. AFSM Australia ribbon.png Australian Fire Service Medal AFSM
  25. ASM Australia ribbon.png Ambulance Service Medal ASM
  26. ESM Australia ribbon.png Emergency Services Medal ESM
  27. OrderAustraliaRibbon.png Medal of the Order of Australia (General Division) OAM Order of Australia (Military) ribbon.png (Military Division)
  28. Order of St John (UK) ribbon.png Order of St John[7][9]
  29. CSM Australia ribbon.png Conspicuous Service Medal CSM
  30. Australian Antarctic Medal ribbon.png Australian Antarctic Medal AAM
  31. Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Royal Victorian Medal RVM
  32. Commendation for Gallantry (Australia) ribbon.png Commendation for Gallantry
  33. Commendation for Brave Conduct (Australia) ribbon.png Commendation for Brave Conduct
  34. Commendation for Distinguished Service (Aust) ribbon.png Commendation for Distinguished Service
  35. Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 ribbon.png Australian Active Service Medal 1945–1975[10]
  36. Korea Medal.svg Korea Medal
  37. United Nations Service Medal for Korea ribbon.png United Nations Service Medal for Korea[11]
  38. Vietnam Medal ribbon.png Vietnam Medal
  39. Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal ribbon.png Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal[12]
  40. Australian Active Service Medal ribbon.png Australian Active Service Medal[10]
  41. INTERFET Medal ribbon.png International Force East Timor Medal (INTERFET)
  42. Afghanistan Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Afghanistan Medal
  43. Iraq Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Iraq Medal
  44. Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 ribbon.png Australian Service Medal 1945–1975[10]
  45. AGSMK Ribbon.png Australian General Service Medal Korea
  46. Australian Service Medal ribbon.png Australian Service Medal[10]
  47. AUS OSM Border Service.PNG Australian Operational Service Medal - Border Protection[13]
  48. AUS OSM Civilian ribbon.png Australian Operational Service Medal - Civilian
  49. Rhodesia Medal Ribbon.svg Rhodesia Medal
  50. Police Overseas Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Police Overseas Service Medal
  51. Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal
  52. AUS National Emergency Medal ribbon bar.png National Emergency Medal
  53. Civilian Service Medal 1939-45 (Australia) ribbon.png Civilian Service Medal 1939–1945
  54. NPSM Ribbon.jpg National Police Service Medal
  55. Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal[7][14]
  56. QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal[7][14]
  57. 80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal ribbon.png 80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal (1999)
  58. Australian Sports Medal ribbon.png Australian Sports Medal (2000)
  59. Centenary Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Centenary Medal (2001)
  60. Defence Force Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Defence Force Service Medal
  61. Reserve Force Decoration (Australia) ribbon.png Reserve Force Decoration RFD
  62. Reserve Force Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Reserve Force Medal
  63. Defence Long Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Defence Long Service Medal
  64. National Medal (Australia) ribbon.png National Medal
  65. Australian Defence Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Australian Defence Medal
  66. Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal
  67. Champion Shots Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Champion Shots Medal
  68. Anniversary of National Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Anniversary of National Service 1951–1972 Medal
  69. Foreign Awards (in order of date of authorisation of their acceptance and wearing).

Citations[edit]

The following citations are not positioned according to the list above. For members of the uniformed services, they are worn according to respective Service dress rules. For civilians, they are worn centrally above any other honours or awards:

Foreign awards[edit]

Specific foreign awards are not mentioned on the Order of Wear - just the general comment that foreign awards appear after the awards mentioned.

However, the following are international and foreign honours commonly awarded to Australians for various reasons.

  • Legion Honneur Commandeur ribbon.svg
Commandeur Legion of Honour - awarded for Excellent civil or military conduct delivered France
  • Legion Honneur Officier ribbon.svg
Officier
  • Legion Honneur Chevalier ribbon.svg
Chevalier
  • Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang (Tentera) ribbon.png
Distinguished Service Order (Military) Singapore
  • Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) ribbon.png
Meritorious Service Medal (Military)
  • Gugseon Security Medal Ribbon.png
Order of National Security Merit - usually awarded for joint operations South Korea
  • Order of the British Empire (Civil) Ribbon.png
Civil Order of the British Empire - awarded for Miscellaneous (civil or military) service United Kingdom
  • Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.png
Military
  • US Legion of Merit Commander ribbon.png
Commander Legion of Merit - awarded to senior defence commanders United States
  • Us legion of merit officer rib.png
Officer
  • Meritorious Service ribbon.svg
Meritorious Service Medal - usually awarded for joint operations

For foreign awards commonly awarded to Australians for campaign and peacekeeping service please refer to the list on Australian Campaign Medals.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. S101 of Thursday, 4 April 2002 and No. S192 of Friday, 28 September 2007
  2. ^ eg Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. S113 of Wednesday, 9 May 1990 and No. S26 of Monday, 4 February 1991
  3. ^ Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. S15 of Saturday 26 January 2013 is a notice that states: "The Governor-General is pleased to announce appointments and awards to orders and decorations listed with a note that a comprehensive list of recipients can be found at www.gg.gov.au"
  4. ^ "The Order of Wearing Australian Honours and Awards", updated 25 September 2007. (Includes official post-nominals.) It's an Honour
  5. ^ "- all Imperial awards made to Australian citizens after 5 October 1992 are foreign awards and should be worn accordingly." Order of Wearing, updated 25 September 2007. page 1. (Generally, foreign awards are worn after Australian awards, and postnominals of foreign awards are not recognised.)
  6. ^ "Refers to both the Victoria Cross and the Victoria Cross for Australia." Order of Wearing, Page 5, Note 1. (Generally, foreign awards are worn after Australian awards, and postnominals of foreign awards are not recognised.)
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Conferred by The Sovereign in exercise of the Royal Prerogative
  8. ^ "Provision for further awards at this level within the Order of Australia was removed by Her Majesty The Queen on 3 March 1986 on the advice of the Prime Minister. The grade was reinstated on 25 March 2014 on the advice of the Prime Minister." Order of Wearing, Page 5, Note 2.
  9. ^ a) Listed to indicate where any awards within the Order of St John should be worn; however, the Service Medal of the Order of St John should be worn as a Long Service Medal after all other Imperial Long Service awards.
    b) "Post-nominals within the Order of St John are not recognised." (As notified in the Governor-General's media release of 14 August 1982.) Order of Wearing, Page 5, Note 3.
  10. ^ a b c d Clasps to these medals should be worn on the ribbon in order of date of receipt.
  11. ^ Uniquely, although a foreign award, the United Nations Service Medal for Korea is worn immediately after the Korea Medal. All other foreign awards for which official permission has been given to accept and wear are worn as Foreign Awards.
  12. ^ A person who has been awarded the Vietnam Medal, or who is eligible for the award of the Vietnam Medal, is not eligible for the award of the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal. These medals are of equal status.
  13. ^ "What is the order of wear for the OSM?". Australian Operational Service Medal. Royal Australian Navy. 
  14. ^ a b The Jubilee Medals have been awarded by The Sovereign in exercise of the Royal Prerogative to those awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia[citation needed]

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