Medal for Gallantry
The Medal for Gallantry (MG) was introduced in 1991
and is awarded for acts of gallantry in action in
The MG is a gold-plated medal with the obverse having
a central device of a Federation Star on a circle of
flames representing action under fire. The reverse has a
panel for recipient detail over a design of fluted rays
of varying lengths. The suspension bar is inscribed on
both obverse and reverse with “FOR GALLANTRY”.
The MG ribbon has a design of chevrons of light
orange alternating with chevrons of deep orange. The
ribbon is worn with the points facing upwards.
A further award of the MG is denoted by a gold-plated
bar having the Federation Star on a horizontal row of
flames. When the ribbon is worn alone, the award of a
bar is indicated by a ribbon bar emblem in the form of a
Federation Star on a gold-plated disc.
Recipients of the Medal for Gallantry are entitled to
the postnominal letters ‘MG’. Recipients of a bar to
the MG add ‘and Bar’ to the postnominal.
The nomination procedure is detailed in Defence
Instruction (General) PERS 31-3 Australian Gallantry
and Distinguished Service Awards.
The MG is worn in the position notified by the
The Order of Wearing Australian Honours and Awards.
CAG S25 of 4 February 1991 and CAG S420 of 6 November
1996 (Letters Patent and Regulations and