Order of Australian Medal

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The Medal of the Order of Australia is awarded for service worthy of particular recognition. It is the fourth level of the Order of Australia Honours system. The levels being:

  • Companion of the Order (AC);
  • Officer of the Order (AO);
  • Member of the Order (AM); and
  • Medal of the Order (OAM).


The design of the Medal of the Order of Australia is a badge with a gold-plated silver insignia of the Order in the centre.

The central insignia is inscribed with the word ‘Australia’ in gold capital letters. The circle also contains two gold sprigs of mimosa.

The insignia is ensigned with the Crown of St Edward.

The medal is hung from the ribbon of the Order. It is royal blue with a central band of mimosa blossoms.



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This honour was first established as part of the Australian order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service.

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