General Information

Any Australian Honour or Award received that are recognised under the appropriate Federal Acts are eligible for wear on ANZAC Day.

Australian citizens may also accept and wear foreign awards, provided the award is listed on the Schedule of awards approved by the Governor-General. Information on accepting and wearing foreign awards by Australians as well as the Schedule of Foreign Awards can be found on the Governor-General’s website. If Australian citizens wish to accept and wear foreign awards that are not listed on the approved Schedule, individuals must seek approval by writing to the Honours and Awards Secretariat, Government House, with full details of the reasons for the proposed award, a curriculum vitae and confirmation of their citizenship. If the nominee is not Australian by birth, the nominee must provide details of their becoming an Australian citizen.

Medals, Honours and Awards earned by the individual are worn on the left breast, when in Scout uniform they are to be placed 15mm above the top seam of the shirt pocket.

Any medals worn on ANZAC Day that have not been directly awarded to you (for example WW1 medals) they are to be worn on the right breast, in the same position as mentioned above.

Medals are prefered over ribbons on the day.

 

War Service Medals (Personal and Relatives)

As mentioned above, personal medals are worn on the left breast, medals awarded to a relative are to be worn on the right breast.

 

Police, MFB, SES, CFA and Ambulance Victoria

These medals (service, etc.) may be worn on ANZAC Day without any issue, as long as the requirements set out above are followed. Additionally, many current and former Emergency Service members wear their service ribbons whilst in Scout uniform in their regular roles.

Note that we have been informed that most Emergency Services organisations require permission for awards to be worn on non-ES uniforms. For current Scouting members, this is automatically approved for ANZAC Day events.

 

Order of Australia, Bravery Honours and the National Medal

The medals may be worn on ANZAC Day without any issue, as long as the requirements set out above are followed. Additionally, those who receive the Order of Australia and Bravery Honours are eligible to wear their service ribbons whilst in Scout uniform in their regular roles, with the positioning the same for mentioned above (left breast, 15mm above the top seam for the shirt pocket).

 

Scout Service Awards

Leaders are reminded that all Scout service awards (Years of Service and others) are to be worn on the lower seam of the left sleeve, as per the National Policy and Rules handbook.

Medals presented at the annual ceremony may be worn whilst in uniform on ANZAC Day and related ceremonies/services.

 

 

This website is a handy resource for the display of awards.

 

 

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