Medal of the Order of Australia

Medal of the Order of Australia front

Medal of the Order of Australia front
Medal of the Order of Australia back

Medal of the Order of Australia back

Significance

In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service.

The Medal of the Order of Australia is awarded for service worthy of particular recognition.

The Order of Australia has four levels:

Recipients

Senior Sergeant Ken Rach OAM was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2005

Gwen Abikhair OAM was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2005

Glenn Sargeant OAM was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2004

Francis d’Arenberg Osborn OAM was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2004

Keith Payne OAM, VC was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, Victoria Cross in 1969

Medal Design

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.