Australian Corrections Medal

Australian Corrections Medal front view

Australian Corrections Medal front view
Australian Corrections Medal back view

Australian Corrections Medal back view

Significance

The Australian Corrections Medal is awarded for distinguished service by an operational member of an Australian state or territory civilian correctional service for adults.

History

The Australian Corrections Medal was established on 19 June 2017 by Letters Patent.

How it is awarded

The Governor-General awards the Australian Corrections Medal on the recommendation of the responsible State or Territory first minister or minister.

Each minister may recommend one medal for every 1000 or part of 1000 members of a state or territory’s correctional service in each calendar year. Only one award can be made to an individual. Recipients are entitled to the post-nominal ACM.

Awards of the Australian Corrections Medal are announced on Australia Day (January 26) and the Queen’s Birthday (June) of each year.

Medal Design

The Australian Corrections Medal is a circular nickel-silver medal featuring the Federation Star bearing the scales of justice surrounded by a laurel of Australian wattle. The back of the medal is inscribed with the recipient’s name surrounded by a laurel of Australian wattle.

Medal Ribbon

The 32 millimetre-wide ribbon features a central band of blue flanked by white and mustard green stripes.