The Australia Day Achievement Medallion is an inspiring way to acknowledge the contribution to the nation of individuals or teams in the public service. The Australia Day Achievement Medallion and certificate program is administered by the National Australia Day Council.

Australia Day Achievement Medallions provide government departments and agencies with the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of their staff for outstanding performance of special projects or in performance of their core duties.

Australia Day Medallions are reserved for the highest level of recognition for staff and are particularly relevant when presented in the lead up to Australia Day, 26 January.

How the program works

Criteria:  The criteria for or purpose of awarding Australia Day Achievement Medallions is determined by the organisation or department presenting them.

Ordering Medallions

To place your order simply complete this form

Remember to include the number of medallions you require and your organisation's name and contact details. An invoice will be sent to you after your order is received.


There is space for names to be engraved on medallions. The coordination and cost of engraving is the responsibility of the organisation or department placing the order.


The National Australia Day Council will publish a list of recipient’s names on its website following Australia Day.

Presenting Australia Day Achievement Medallions

A great way to recognise recipients is to incorporate the presentation ceremony into your organisation or department's Australia Day activities- why not host an Australia Day at work event?

A more formal event may include a guest speaker or presenter from your organisation, having the national flags (Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands) raised or integrating Australian writing and music.

Many organisations circulate the list of Australia Day Medallion recipients and their citations after the presentation.