National Emergency Medal Committee

Prime Minister and Cabinet
The National Emergency Medal Committee is an independent Committee is made up of five members, including two ex-officio members appointed by the Minister with responsibility for the Australian honours system, and three community members appointed on the Minister's advice by the Governor-General. The National Emergency Medal is awarded to persons who rendered sustained service during specified dates in specified places in response to nationally-significant emergencies within Australia; or to other persons who rendered significant service in response to such emergencies. Nominations may come from relevant organisations or from members of the community. The Committee makes award recommendations to the Governor-General.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory office holder, offices and committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    National Emergency Medal Regulations 2011, Regulation 9

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Classification

    B. Secondary statutory structure

  • Creation Date

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Member Mr. Andrew Walter 8 August 2023 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Justine Saunders APM 6 April 2022 Determined by the appointer
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