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Australian honours and awards

Name of honour Postnominal
Victoria Cross for Australia VC
The Cross of Valour CV
Knight/Lady of the Garter KG/LG
Knight/Lady of the Thistle KT/LT
Order of Merit OM
Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO
Companion of the Order of Australia AC
Knight/Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO/DCVO
Officer of the Order of Australia AO
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
Star of Gallantry SG
Star of Courage SC
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
Member of the Order of Australia AM
Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order LVO
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
Conspicuous Service Cross CSC
Nursing Service Cross NSC
Medal for Gallantry MG
Bravery Medal BM
Distinguished Service Medal DSM
Public Service Medal PSM
Australian Police Medal APM
Australian Fire Service Medal AFSM
Ambulance Service Medal ASM
Emergency Services Medal ESM
Medal of the Order of Australia OAM
Order of St John  
Conspicuous Service Medal CSM
Australian Antarctic Medal AAM
Royal Victorian Medal RVM
Commendation for Gallantry  
Commendation for Brave Conduct  
Commendation for Distinguished Service*  
Police Overseas Service Medal  
Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal  
Civilian Service Medal 1939-1945  
Coronation, Jubilee, Remembrance and Commemorative medals**  
Defence Force Service Medal  
Reserve Force Decoration RFD
Reserve Force Medal  
Defence Long Service Medal  
National Medal  
Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal  
Champion Shots Medal  
Defence Long Service Medal  
Anniversary of National Service 1951-1972 Medal  

* Includes:

Australian Service Medal 1939-1945  
Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975  
Vietnam Medal  
Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal  
Australian Active Service Medal  
International Force East Timor Medal  
Australian Service Medal 1945-1975  
Australian Service Medal  
Rhodesia Medal  

** Includes:

80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal
Australian Sports Medal
Centenary Medal

The Royal Victorian Order, Order of the Thistle, Order of the Garter and Order of Merit are bestowed solely by the Queen. So, while these are still regarded as Imperial Honours they are also looked upon as Australian Honours if awarded to an Australian.

 

Imperial honours and awards

Name of honour Postnominal
George Cross  
Knight/Lady of the Garter       KGLG
Knight/Lady of the Thistle KT/LT
Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
Order of Merit OM
Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia AK/AD
Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George GCMG
Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO
Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE
Companion of Honour CH
Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB/DCB

Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George

KCMG/DCMG

Knight/Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO/DCVO
Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE/DBE
Knight Bachelor  
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order DSO
Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order LVO
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
Companion of the Imperial Service Order ISO
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
Royal Red Cross (1st Class) RRC
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
Military Cross MC 
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
Air Force Cross AFC
Royal Red Cross (2nd Class) ARRC
Order of St John  
Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM 
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal CGM 
George Medal GM 
Queen’s Police Medal for Gallantry QPM 
Queen’s Fire Service Medal for Gallantry QFSM 
Distinguished Service Medal  DSM
Military Medal MM 
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM
Air Force Medal AFM 
Queen’s Gallantry Medal QGM 
Royal Victorian Medal RVM 
British Empire Medal BEM 
Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service QPM 
Queen’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service QFSM
Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct  
Polar Medal  
Imperial Service Medal  
Coronation, Jubilee, Remembrance and Commemorative Medals*  

* Includes:

King Edward VII Coronation Medal
King George V Coronation Medal
King George V Silver Jubilee Medal
King George VI Coronation Medal
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal