Congratulations to the 2017 recipients of Australia Day Achievement Medallions. View the list of 2017 Australia Day Achievement Medallion recipients here. 

Australia Day Achievement Medallions are a way to acknowledge the outstanding contributions and performance of public sector staff. Whether for outstanding performance of core duties or for work on special projects, Australia Day Medallions are reserved for the highest level of recognition and are particularly relevant when presented in the lead up to Australia Day, 26 January.

It is a particularly special way of recognising staff contribution to Australia. Many projects, large and small, impact our nation every day. Some of these projects and the people who undertake them are prominent and receive public recognition. Yet there are many others who make a national contribution at a less visible level.

Order Australia Day Achievement Medallions.

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?

Give the presentation an Australian flavour by serving Aussie food, or arranging a sausage sizzle or barbeque around the presentation. Decorating the area of the presentation in Australian colours, or asking guests to wear Australian clothes also makes an event of the presentation.

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

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.


You can order Australia Day Achievement Medallions online, by email or by calling the National Australia Day Council on (02) 6120 0600. Download a medallion order form here.

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 recipients names on its website following Australia Day.

Email the names to
More information: The National Australia Day Council Limited administers the Australia Day Achievement Medallion program.

For more information call the NADC on 1300 655 193 or email