List of Australian campaign medals
Australian campaign medals are listed in order of precedence as defined in references below. Those campaign medals which have been independently issued by Australia to its armed forces are in bold.
South African War
World War I
- 1914 Star
- 1914–15 Star
- British War Medal
- Mercantile Marine War Medal
- Victory Medal
- Naval General Service Medal (1915–62)
- General Service Medal 1918–62
World War II
- 1939–45 Star
- Atlantic Star
- Air Crew Europe Star
- Arctic Star
- Africa Star
- Pacific Star
- Burma Star
- Italy Star
- France and Germany Star
- Defence Medal
- War Medal, 1939–45
- Australia Service Medal 1939–45
Post World War II
- Australian Active Service Medal 1945–1975
- Korea Medal
- United Nations Service Medal for Korea
- Naval General Service Medal 1915–62
- General Service Medal 1918–62
- General Service Medal 1962
- Vietnam Medal
- Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal
- Australian Active Service Medal
- International Force East Timor Medal (INTERFET)
- Afghanistan Medal
- Iraq Medal
- Australian Service Medal 1945–1975
- Australian General Service Medal Korea
- Australian Service Medal
- Rhodesia Medal
- Operational Service Medal - Border Protection
- Operational Service Medal - Greater Middle East Operation
Civilian operational service
Foreign awards commonly awarded to Australians for campaign service include:
- NATO Medal with 'ISAF' clasp for service with the International Security Assistance Force.
- NATO Medal with 'Afghanistan clasp for service in Operation Resolute Support.
- United Nations
- UN Medal (UNFICYP, Cyprus)
- United Nations Special Service Medal
- UN Medal (UNIIMOG, Iraq)
- UN Medal (UNTAG, Namibia)
- UN Medal (UNTAC, Cambodia)
- UN Medal (UNTSO, Middle East)
- UN Medal (UNAMIR, Rwanda)
- UN Medal (UNOSOM I, UNOSOM II and UNITAF, Sudan)
- UN Medal (UNTAET, UNTAET and UNMISET, East Timor)
- UN Medal (UNMIS, Sudan)
- UN Medal (UNMISS, South Sudan)
- 20th Century
- Multinational Force and Observers Medal (Multinational Force and Observers)
- Vietnam Campaign Medal (South Vietnam)
- Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
- Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) - Not Authorised for wear on uniform, only as a keepsake.
- Gulf Medal (United Kingdom) awarded for service with British units.
- Pingat Jasa Malaysia (Malaysia)
- Timor Leste Solidarity Medal (East Timor)
- 21st Century
- Iraq Medal (United Kingdom) awarded for service with British units.
- Ebola Medal for Service in West Africa (United Kingdom)
Permission for formal acceptance and wearing of foreign awards is given by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister or the Minister responsible for Australian honours.
- Australian Honours Order of Precedence
- World War One - Medal Abbreviations
- British campaign medals
- New Zealand campaign medals
- Australian Issue of UN Medals
Notes 1–7 refer to http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/awards/docs/order_of_wearing.pdf Annex 1 (pp6–7)
- Recipients of the 1914 Star are not eligible for the award of the 1914–15 Star, but may be eligible for a Clasp to the 1914 Star.
- The order of wearing of the Naval General Service Medal 1915–62 and General Service Medal 1918–62 (Army and Air Force) will vary from person to person depending on when the person earned the first clasp. If the first clasp relates to service between World War I and World War II, the medals should be worn immediately after World War I war medals. If the first clasp relates to service after 2 September 1945, the medals should be worn immediately after the United Nations Service Medal for Korea.
- Clasps to these medals should be worn on the ribbon in order of date of receipt.
- Only one of these three Stars could be awarded to an individual. Should a person have qualified for two of these awards, the Star first earned is worn with the Clasp of the second Star. Only one Star and one Clasp may be worn even if the person qualified for all three Stars.
- Department of Defence - Defence Honours & Awards - Arctic Star - 15 August 2013
- Only one of these two Stars could be awarded to an individual. Should a person have qualified for both the Pacific Star and the Burma Star, the Star first earned was awarded together with the appropriate Clasp denoting the service that would have qualified for the other Star.
- 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.
- 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.
- Its an Honour Foreign Awards