National Emergency Medal

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The National Emergency Medal is awarded to members who rendered sustained or significant service during nationally significant emergencies in Australia.

The National Emergency Medal is awarded to members of relevant organisations or to individuals who rendered sustained service during specified dates in specified places in response to nationally significant emergencies within Australia; or to others who rendered significant service in response to such emergencies.

The medal was established to complement the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal, by covering emergency assistance within Australia.

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

National Emergency Medal clasps
Clasp Eligibility dates Qualifying service
BUSHFIRES 19-20 6 September 2019 – 10 February 2020 5 days
NTH QLD 2019 25 January 2019 - 14 February 2019 5 days
QLD 2010-11 21 December 2010 - 14 February 2011 28 days paid service or 14 days unpaid service
TC DEBBIE 2017 25 March 2017 - 10 April 2017 5 days
VIC FIRES 09 28 January 2009 – 5 March 2009 14 days paid service or 7 days unpaid service

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

For former AFP employees who may be eligible, contact the AFP Honours and Awards.

Learn more about this award (Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia website).

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