The Conspicuous Service Cross (authorised Post-nominal letters CSC) is a decoration (medal) of the Australian Honours System. The CSC is awarded only for outstanding devotion to duty, or outstanding achievement in the application of exceptional skills, judgment or dedication, in non-warlike situations. Since its inception 847 had been awarded as at 26 January 2014. All ranks are eligible for the award.
The medal is a nickel-silver modified Maltese Cross with each axis measuring 38 millimetres, ensigned with the Crown of Saint Edward in nickel-silver, with the arms of the cross interspersed with fluted rays. The obverse bears a central device of the Southern Cross surrounded by a laurel wreath.
The back of the cross shows a horizontal panel.
The ribbon is 32 millimetres wide, having alternating diagonal stripes of bush green and sandy gold 6 millimetres wide.
Additional awards of the CSC wear a nickel-silver bar with a superimposed replica of the cross. The bar is attached to the ribbon of the original award.
Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia (AK/AD) • / Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) • / Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) • / Member of the Order of Australia (AM) • / Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)