Order of Wearing

ORDER OF WEARING AUSTRALIAN HONOURS AND AWARDS 2014

1. Honours and Awards listed in the schedule and annexes in BOLD CAPITALS are within the Australian System of Honours and Awards, conferred by the sovereign as a gift, within the order of St John, or foreign awards authorised by the Governor-General.
2. Honours and Awards listed in unbolded lower case font are Imperial Awards, but include historical awards to Australians.
3. Honours and Awards listed in bold upper case RED are Imperial Awards no longer recorded in the current (2007) schedule, but identified as historically awarded to Australians and consequently positioned according to past orders of precedence.
4. Honours and Awards listed in bold upper case BLUE are new Australian awards (as of Oct 2015) not yet updated in a new schedule

THE ORDER OF WEARING AUSTRALIAN HONOURS AND AWARDS as of SEPTEMBER 25, 2007 amended by Clive Johnson and correct as at October 2015

THE SCHEDULE

VICTORIA CROSS (including the Victoria Cross for Australia)
George Cross
CROSS OF VALOUR
KNIGHT/LADY OF THE GARTER
KNIGHT/LADY OF THE THISTLE
Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
ORDER OF MERIT
KNIGHT/DAME OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
KNIGHT/DAME GRAND CROSS OF THE ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER
Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Companion of Honour
Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
KNIGHT COMMANDER ORDER OF INDIA
KNIGHT/DAME COMMANDER OF THE ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER
Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Knight Bachelor
OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
COMPANION ORDER OF INDIA
COMMANDER OF THE ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
STAR OF GALLANTRY
STAR OF COURAGE
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
LIEUTENANT OF THE ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Imperial Service Order
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER
Member of the Order of the British Empire
CONSPICUOUS SERVICE CROSS
NURSING SERVICE CROSS
Royal Red Cross (1st Class)
Distinguished Service Cross
Military Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Force Cross
Royal Red Cross (2nd Class)
MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY
BRAVERY MEDAL
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL
AUSTRALIAN POLICE MEDAL
AUSTRALIAN FIRE SERVICE MEDAL
AMBULANCE SERVICE MEDAL
EMERGENCY SERVICES MEDAL
MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
KAISER-I-HIND
ORDER OF ST JOHN
ALBERT MEDAL
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Flying)
George Medal
CONSPICUOUS SERVICE MEDAL
AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC MEDAL (previously the Antarctic Medal)
EDWARD MEDAL FOR MINES
EDWARD MEDAL FOR INDUSTRY
KING’S POLICE MEDAL
Queen’s Police Medal for Gallantry
Queen’s Fire Service Medal for Gallantry
Distinguished Service Medal
Military Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal
Air Force Medal
MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY or IMMEDIATE AWARD
Sea Gallantry Medal
Queen’s Gallantry Medal
ROYAL VICTORIAN MEDAL
MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
EMPIRE GALLANTRY MEDAL
British Empire Medal
Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service
Queen’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service
COMMENDATION FOR GALLANTRY
COMMENDATION FOR BRAVE CONDUCT
Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct
COMMENDATION FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
War medals, campaign medals, active service medals and service medals
WATERLOO MEDAL
NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL
MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL
INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1854–1895
CRIMEA MEDAL
INDIA MUTINY MEDAL
NEW ZEALAND MEDAL – SECOND MAORI WAR
ASHANTEE MEDAL
SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1877–1879
AFGHANISTAN MEDAL
EGYPT MEDAL
INDIA MEDAL
Queen’s South Africa Medal
King’s South Africa Medal
CHINA WAR MEDAL 1900
TRANSPORT MEDAL
ASHANTI MEDAL
MEDAL FOR DEFENCE OF OOKEIP
NATAL REBELLION MEDAL
INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1908–1935
KHEDIVES SUDAN MEDAL 1910
1914 Star
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Mercantile Marine War Medal
Victory Medal
Naval General Service Medal 1915-62 (Here only if first clasp relates to service before September 2, 1945)
General Service Medal 1918-62 (Here only if first clasp relates to service before September 2, 1945)
1939-45 Star
Atlantic Star
Air Crew Europe Star
ARCTIC STAR
Africa Star
Pacific Star
Burma Star
Italy Star
France and Germany Star
Defence Medal
War Medal, 1939-45
AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL 1939-45
AUSTRALIAN ACTIVE SERVICE MEDAL 1945-1975
Korea Medal
United Nations Service Medal for Korea
Naval General Service Medal 1915-62 (Here only if first clasp relates to service after September 2, 1945)
General Service Medal 1918-62 (Here only if first clasp relates to service after September 2, 1945)
General Service Medal 1962
VIETNAM MEDAL
VIETNAM LOGISTIC AND SUPPORT MEDAL
AUSTRALIAN ACTIVE SERVICE MEDAL
INTERNATIONAL FORCE EAST TIMOR MEDAL
AFGHANISTAN MEDAL
IRAQ MEDAL
AUSTRALIAN SERVICE MEDAL 1945-1975
AUSTRALIAN GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL
AUSTRALIAN SERVICE MEDAL
AUSTRALIAN OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDAL – Australian Defence Forces: Border Protection, Greater Middle East Operations
AUSTRALIAN OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDAL – Civilian
RHODESIA MEDAL
South Atlantic Medal
POLICE OVERSEAS SERVICE MEDAL
HUMANITARIAN OVERSEAS SERVICE MEDAL
NATIONAL EMERGENCY MEDAL
CIVILIAN SERVICE MEDAL 1939–1945
NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE MEDAL
Polar Medal
Imperial Service Medal
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897
KING EDWARD VII’s CORONATION MEDAL – 1902
KING GEORGE V’s CORONATION MEDAL – 1911
KING GEORGE V’s SILVER JUBILEE MEDAL – 1935
KING GEORGE VI’s CORONATION MEDAL – 1937
QUEEN ELIZABETH II’s CORONATION MEDAL – 1952
QUEEN ELIZABETH II’s SILVER JUBILEE MEDAL – 1977
Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal – 2002
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
80th ANNIVERSARY ARMISTICE REMEMBRANCE MEDAL
AUSTRALIAN SPORTS MEDAL
CENTENARY MEDAL
DEFENCE FORCE SERVICE MEDAL
RESERVE FORCE DECORATION
RESERVE FORCE MEDAL
DEFENCE LONG SERVICE MEDAL
NATIONAL MEDAL
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MEDAL
AUSTRALIAN CADET FORCES SERVICE MEDAL
CHAMPION SHOTS MEDAL

Imperial Long Service and Meritorious Service Medals in order of precedence
ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL SERVICE 1951-1972 MEDAL

Independence and Anniversary Medals (in order of date of receipt)
Foreign Awards (in order of date of authorisation of their acceptance and wearing)

The Unit Citation for Gallantry, the Meritorious Unit Citation and the Group Bravery Citation are not positioned in The Order of Wearing Australian Honours and Awards. For members of uniformed services, they are worn in accordance with the dress regulations of the Service concerned. Civilian personnel awarded the Group Bravery Citation should wear the insignia on the left lapel or left breast. Should other honours or awards have been awarded, the Group Bravery Citation should be worn centrally, approximately 10 mm above these.