Australian Bravery Decorations Announcement March 2023

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Star of Courage, Bravery Medal, Commendation for Brave Conduct and Group Bravery Citation

On 22 March 2023, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General, announced the Australian Bravery Decorations.

A list of the recipients is available on the Governor‑General’s website, and recipients who have agreed to be identified can be searched through the Australian Honours database.

Decorations awarded

Bravery Medal: 11 for acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

Commendation for Brave Conduct: 22 for acts of bravery which are considered worthy of recognition.

Group Bravery Citation: 6 groups (34 people) for a collective act of bravery by a group of persons in extraordinary circumstances that are considered worthy of recognition.


Anyone can nominate someone for an act of bravery. Information on making a nomination and the nomination form, can be found on the Governor‑General’s website.