Customs and traditions

The AFP symbols represent the AFP's instruments of rank and authority and distinctly identify members of the AFP from those of other police services.

These symbols include:

Recognition and Ceremonial is the guardian of the AFP Customs and Traditions.

An account of the organisation's history can be found at:


Team Postal address Phone Email
Honours and Awards Recognition Ceremonial and Protocol Team
GPO Box 401
Canberra City ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 5126 8521 Honours-Awards
Ceremonial and Protocol Ph: (02) 5127 2276 Ceremonial-Protocol
AFP Museum   Museum

If it doesn't add up, speak up. Call the National Security Hotline - 1800 123 400.

Read the AFP Annual Report 2020-21

Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation - visit website

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