Order of Wearing of honours awarded prior to 6 October 1992

The Order of Wearing of Australian honours includes Imperial honours (those of the British Empire/United Kingdom) if they were awarded prior to 6 October 1992. Imperial honours awarded after 5 October 1992 are considered foreign.[1]

For the Order of Wearing of Australian honours excluding Imperial honours, see Australian Honours Order of Wearing.

Order of Wearing

Honours and Awards listed in bold print are:

  • those within the Australian System of Honours and Awards;
  • those conferred by The Sovereign in exercise of the Royal Prerogative;
  • those within the Order of St John; and
  • foreign awards, the acceptance and wearing of which have been authorised by the Governor-General.

Honours and Awards listed in unbolded print and marked with * are Imperial awards and are considered Australian if conferred prior to 6 October 1992. If conferred after 5 October 1992, Imperial awards are foreign and should be worn accordingly.[2]

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

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
  11. ^ http://www.defence.gov.au/Medals/_Master/docs/DHAM/48.pdf

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