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. 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 authorised 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, i.e. 20 years, 30 years and 40 years. For 50 years + service the 3 ribbon clasps are replaced with a single gold plated clasp.
Nominations for Long Service Medals (LSM) are to be completed online HERE
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Australia would like to formally recognise those individuals who have provided ten years or more of service to the Award with a Long Service Medal. These are based on nominations and this can be done by the individual themselves or someone who would like to see another individual be recognised.
Note: Applications can be made by the recipient or a nominee.
Once a nomination has been made, it is submitted to the National Award Authority for verification and if successful, will be presented to the recipient by the Award Operating Authorities. If successful, the nominee and nominator will be advised by email. If unsuccessful, the nominator only will be advised.