The National Board of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia approved in 2015 the Long Service Medal to recognise significant service to the Award in Australia. The first medal presentation was made in 2016 by The Governor General His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).
The medal is not issued as part of the Australian Honours system and therefore can only worn on the right chest of the recipient and as authourised by uniform organisation.
Long Service Medal
The Long Service Medal is awarded after 10 years of service in a voluntary and/or a paid capacity to the Award.
Long Service Medal Clasp
A medal service clasp is awarded for each additional 10 years’ service, ie 20 years, 30 years and 40 years. For 50 years + service the 3 ribbon clasps are replaced with a single gold plated clasp.
ii. A medal service clasp (also referred to as a bar) is awarded for each additional 10 years’ service.
iii. The recipient will receive a medal, a lapel pin and a certificate signed by the State/Territory Chair and the Chair of the National Award Authority.
iv. The medal and subsequent 10 year service clasps are approved by the Division (State/Territory) Executive Officer.
v. The issue of the medal is arranged by National Award Office.
vi. Medals are presented at a State/Territory Award function or as arranged with the Award Unit.
vii. The medal when worn is worn on the right chest. The lapel pin is worn on either lapel.
Long Service Honour Roll
In alphabetical order
|State||Years of Service|
|Vivienne Ashcroft OAM||NSW||40|
|The Hon Lawrence Anthony||Qld||10|
|Peter Kaye AM||NSW||30|
|Thanh Thea Lam||SA||10|
|Kate Lempriere DSJ||Vic||20|