Order of Wearing of honours awarded prior to 6 October 1992

This article shows the Order of Wearing of honours within the Australian Honours System if awarded prior to 6 October 1992.[1]

For the Order of Wearing of honours awarded after 5 October 1992, see Australian Honours Order of Wearing.

If awarded prior to 6 October 1992[]

Honours and Awards listed in bold print are:

Those Honours and Awards listed in unbolded print and marked with * are Imperial awards (awards of the British Empire/United Kingdom) and are now considered foreign.[2]

  1. Victoria Cross (UK) ribbon.png Victoria Cross/Victoria Cross for Australia[3] VC
  2. George Cross UK ribbon.png George Cross* GC
  3. AUS Cross of Valour.png Cross of Valour CV
  4. Order of the Garter UK ribbon.png Knight/Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter KG/LG
  5. Order of the Thistle UK ribbon.png Knight/Lady Companion of the Order of the Thistle KT/LT
  6. Order of the Bath UK ribbon.png Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath* GCB
  7. Order of Merit (Commonwealth realms) ribbon.png Member of the Order of Merit OM (Civil Division and Military Division)
  8. AUS Order of Australia (civil) BAR.svg Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia[4] AK/AD
  9. Ord.St.Michele-Giorgio.png Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George* GCMG
  10. Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO
  11. Order of the British Empire (Civil) Ribbon.png Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division)* GBE Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.png (Military Division)*
  12. AUS Order of Australia (civil) BAR.svg Companion of the Order of Australia (General Division) AC AUS Order of Australia (military) BAR.svg (Military Division)
  13. Order of Companions of Honour ribbon.png Companion of the Order of the Companions of Honour* CH
  14. Order of the Bath UK ribbon.png Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath* KCB/DCB
  15. Ord.St.Michele-Giorgio.png Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George* KCMG/DCMG
  16. Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Knight/Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO/DCVO
  17. Order of the British Empire (Civil) Ribbon.png Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire* KBE/DBE Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.png (Military Division)*
  18. Knight-Bachelor.ribbon.png Knight Bachelor* (Confers the title of "Sir" with no postnominals.)
  19. AUS Order of Australia (civil) BAR.svg Officer of the Order of Australia (General Division) AO AUS Order of Australia (military) BAR.svg (Military Division)
  20. Order of the Bath UK ribbon.png Companion of the Order of the Bath* CB
  21. Ord.St.Michele-Giorgio.png Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George* CMG
  22. Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
  23. Order of the British Empire (Civil) Ribbon.png Commander of the Order of the British Empire* CBE Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.png (Military Division)*
  24. SGAustRibbon.png Star of Gallantry SG
  25. SCAustRibbon.png Star of Courage SC
  26. Dso-ribbon.png Companion of the Distinguished Service Order* DSO
  27. DSC (Australia) ribbon.png Distinguished Service Cross DSC
  28. AUS Order of Australia (civil) BAR.svg Member of the Order of Australia (General Division) AM AUS Order of Australia (military) BAR.svg (Military Division)
  29. Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order LVO
  30. Order of the British Empire (Civil) Ribbon.png Officer of the Order of the British Empire* OBE Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.png (Military Division)*
  31. Ribbon Imperial Service Order.jpg Companion of the Imperial Service Order* ISO
  32. Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
  33. Order of the British Empire (Civil) Ribbon.png Member of the Order of the British Empire* MBE Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.png (Military Division)*
  34. CSC Australia ribbon.png Conspicuous Service Cross CSC
  35. NSC Australia ribbon.png Nursing Service Cross NSC
  36. Royal Red Cross (UK) ribbon.png Royal Red Cross (1st Class – Member)* RRC
  37. Distinguished Service Cross (UK) ribbon.png Distinguished Service Cross* DSC (Imperial)
  38. Military Cross ribbon.png Military Cross* MC
  39. United Kingdom Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon.svg Distinguished Flying Cross* DFC
  40. UK AFC ribbon.svg Air Force Cross* AFC
  41. Royal Red Cross (UK) ribbon.png Royal Red Cross (2nd Class – Associate)* ARRC
  42. MGAustRibbon.png Medal for Gallantry MG
  43. BMAustRibbon.png Bravery Medal BM
  44. DSM (Australia) ribbon.png Distinguished Service Medal DSM
  45. PSM Australia ribbon.png Public Service Medal PSM
  46. APM Australia ribbon.png Australian Police Medal APM
  47. AFSM Australia ribbon.png Australian Fire Service Medal AFSM
  48. ASM Australia ribbon.svg Ambulance Service Medal ASM
  49. ESM Australia ribbon.png Emergency Services Medal ESM
  50. Australian Corrections Medal ribbon.png Australian Corrections Medal[5] ACM
  51. AUS Order of Australia (civil) BAR.svg Medal of the Order of Australia (General Division) OAM AUS Order of Australia (military) BAR.svg (Military Division)
  52. Order of St John (UK) ribbon.png Order of St John[6]
  53. UK Distinguished Conduct Medal ribbon.svg Distinguished Conduct Medal* DCM
  54. CGM (Flying) UK ribbon.png Conspicuous Gallantry Medal* CGM
  55. George Medal (UK) ribbon.png George Medal* GM
  56. CSM Australia ribbon.png Conspicuous Service Medal CSM
  57. Australian Antarctic Medal ribbon.png Australian Antarctic Medal AAM
  58. Queens Police Medal (Gallantry) UK.png Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry* QPM
  59. Queens Fire Service Medal (Gallantry) UK.png Queen's Fire Service Medal for Gallantry* QFSM
  60. Distinguished Service Medal UK ribbon.png Distinguished Service Medal* DSM (Imperial)
  61. Military Medal UK ribbon.png Military Medal* MM
  62. Distinguished Flying Medal ribbon.svg Distinguished Flying Medal* DFM
  63. AFM (UK) ribbon.png Air Force Medal* AFM
  64. SGM(UK)ribbon.jpg Sea Gallantry Medal* SGM
  65. Queens Gallantry Medal UK ribbon.png Queen's Gallantry Medal* QGM
  66. Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png Royal Victorian Medal RVM
  67. Order of the British Empire (Civil) Ribbon.png British Empire Medal* BEM Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.png (Military Division)*
  68. Queens Police Medal for Merit.png Queen's Police Medal for Distinguished Service* QPM
  69. Queens Fire Service Medal UK.png Queen's Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service* QFSM
  70. Commendation for Gallantry (Australia) ribbon.png Commendation for Gallantry
  71. Commendation for Brave Conduct (Australia) ribbon.png Commendation for Brave Conduct
  72. Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct*
  73. Commendation for Distinguished Service (Aust) ribbon.png Commendation for Distinguished Service
  1. War medals, campaign medals, active service medals and service medals (See Australian campaign medals)
  1. Police Overseas Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Police Overseas Service Medal
  2. Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal
  3. AUS National Emergency Medal ribbon bar.png National Emergency Medal[7]
  4. Civilian Service Medal 1939-45 (Australia) ribbon.png Civilian Service Medal 1939–1945
  5. NPSM Ribbon.jpg National Police Service Medal[8][9]
  6. Polar Medal (UK) ribbon.png Polar Medal*
  7. Ribbon Imperial Service Order.jpg Imperial Service Medal*
  8. King Edward VII Coronation Medal (Military) ribbon.png King Edward VII Coronation Medal (1902)
  9. King George V Coronation Medal ribbon.png King George V Coronation Medal (1911)
  10. GeorgeVSilverJubileum-ribbon.png King George V Silver Jubilee Medal (1935)
  11. GeorgeVICoronationRibbon.png King George VI Coronation Medal (1937)
  12. ElizabethIICoronationRibbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal (1953)
  13. Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977)
  14. Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal[10] (2002)
  15. QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal[10] (2012)
  16. Defence Force Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Defence Force Service Medal
  17. Reserve Force Decoration (Australia) ribbon.png Reserve Force Decoration RFD
  18. Reserve Force Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Reserve Force Medal
  19. Defence Long Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Defence Long Service Medal
  20. National Medal (Australia) ribbon.jpg National Medal
  21. Australian Defence Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Australian Defence Medal
  22. Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal
  23. Champion Shots Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Champion Shots Medal
  24. Long Service Medals (Includes Imperial efficiency and long service awards.)
  25. Service Medal of the Order of St John Ribbon.jpg Service Medal of the Order of St John[11]
  26. Anniversary of National Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Anniversary of National Service 1951–1972 Medal
  27. Independence and Anniversary Medals* (in order of date of receipt)
  28. Foreign Awards (in order of date of authorisation of their acceptance and wearing). (See Foreign Campaign Medals)

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ "The Order of Wearing Australian Honours and Awards", updated 25 September 2007. (Includes official post-nominals.) It's an Honour
  2. ^ "- 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.)
  3. ^ "Refers to both the Imperial 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.)
  4. ^ "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." Order of Wearing, Page 5, Note 2.
  5. ^ Commonwealth of Australia Gazette Notice C2017G00904 of 18 August 2017 specifies the medal is to be worn immediately after the Emergency Services Medal
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. S169 of Friday, 28 October 2011 specifies the medal is to be worn immediately after the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal
  8. ^ National Police Service Medal, It's an Honour – Australian Government Website
    National Police Service Medal fact sheet, It's an Honour – Australian Government Website
  9. ^ Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. S31 of Thursday, 3 March 2011 specifies the medal is to be worn immediately after the Civilian Service Medal 1939-45
  10. ^ 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 and Cross of Valour[citation needed]
  11. ^ http://www.defence.gov.au/Medals/_Master/docs/DHAM/48.pdf

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