ACT Emergency Medal

  • Obverse side
    Obverse side
  • Reverse side
    Reverse side

The ACT Emergency Medal is awarded to employees of the AFP, ACT Fire Brigade, ACT Ambulance Service, ACT State Emergency Service and members of the New South Wales Police Force, for their demonstrated behaviours or actions beyond the normal community expectations, and substantially contribute to the protection of life, property or the environment of the ACT.

Established in 2004 as a result of the 2003 Canberra bushfires, the ACT Emergency Medal officially recognises the unique contribution and significant commitment of those personnel who have provided service in response to a declared emergency event in the ACT.

The award of the medal includes a clasp to denote service in response to a declared emergency.

ACT Emergency Medal clasps
Clasp Eligibility dates Qualifying service
2003 8 - 19 January 2003 1 day
2020 2 January – 9 February 2020 5 days

The ACT Emergency Medal is bronze and features on the obverse a stylised image consisting of the royal bluebell (Wahlenbergia gloriosa), the ACT’s official floral emblem, surrounded by wind and flame. On the reverse is the text ‘COURAGE LEADERSHIP TEAMWORK PROFESSIONALISM INNOVATION INTEGRITY’. The medal ribbon consists of three equal stripes of flame red, yellow, flame red, with the central yellow stripe bisected with a thin blue stripe.


To learn more about this award, visit the ACT Emergency Medal website.

For current AFP employees, this medal is automatically processed for issue by AFP Honours and Awards when all eligibility criteria are met. There is no need to apply.

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