Medal for Gallantry (MG)

The Medal for Gallantry was established on 15 January 1991 to accord recognition to members of the Defence Force and certain other persons who perform acts of gallantry in action.

The Medal for Gallantry shall be awarded only for acts of gallantry in action in hazardous circumstances. In the order of precedence it ranks after the Star of Gallantry but before the Commendation for Gallantry. Subsequent awards to the same person will be made in the form of a Bar.

It may be awarded posthumously.

The Medal for Gallantry is a circular silver-gilt medal 38 millimetres in diameter ensigned with a Crown of Saint Edward in silver-gilt.

The obverse bears a central device of a Federation Star superimposed on a circle of flames representing action under fire.

The reverse bears a horizontal panel 28 millimetres across and 9 millimetres high, superimposed over a design of fluted rays of varying lengths.

The Medal is suspended from a ribbon 32 millimetres wide and has chevrons of deep orange 1.75 millimetres wide alternating with chevrons of light orange 3.25 millimetres wide angled at 60 degrees.

Medal for Gallantry Citation


Last Updated 22 February, 2009