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Honours and Awards

QFES values, supports and promotes the appropriate recognition of its workforce, paid and volunteer, across the department for their bravery, dedication and outstanding service above and beyond what is expected in their roles.
There are many honours and awards that our workforce, paid and volunteer, may be eligible for. These can be national, state or QFES awards.

Nominations Open:

Award​Closing Date​Further Info

SES Meritorious Service Medal

​On goingNomination form


QFES Honours and Awards Booklet

booklet-image.pngThis booklet outlines the honours and awards members of the QFES workforce, paid and volunteer, are eligible for that are administered by QFES. The booklet contains:

  • eligibility criteria for honours and awards

  • policy and nomination procedures for honours and awards

  • visual representation of each honour and award

  • protocols for the wearing of honours and awards.

QFES is redesigning a number of its medals to include the QFES crest. This booklet will be updated throughout 2017 to include the new medals as they are released.

New medal releases will also be announced on this page. ​​​

(Online Version | PDF Version)

There are many other honours and awards available that are not administered by the department, including the QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards.

Nomination forms

There are specific nomination forms for ea​ch award to ensure compliance with award eligibility criteria and applicable approval process. Nomination forms are accessible below.

QFES Honour Roll

QFES aims to ensure that due respect is observed to its employees and their families in the event of a death of a member of QFES. The department provides recognition of operational personnel killed in the line of duty by formal notification on the Honour Roll.

QFES Artefacts

The Honours and Awards team hold a stock of QFES Plaques and Challenge Coins for use as gifts on behalf of QFES. These items are available for distribution through each executive office.

If you have any questions about Honours or Awards please email or call 3635 3496 or 3635 3392.


Nomination forms​

Australia Bravery Decorations Information
Australian of the Year
Australian Bravery Decorations Nomination Form

Order of Australia Information Page
Order of Australia Nomination Form

Australian Fire Service Medal Information Page
Australian Fire Service Medal Nomination Form 

Emergency Services Medal Information Page
Emergency Services Medal Nomination Form

Public Service Medal Information Page
Public Service Medal Nomination Form (PDF 516KB)

National Emergency Medal Information Page
National Emergency Medal – Significant Service Nomination Form
National Emergency Medal – Sustained Service Nomination Form

National Medal information page

National Medal nomination form

The Royal Humane Society of Australasia  

Royal Humane Society of Australasia Award Nomination Form

Humanitarian Overseas Services Medal Information Page

Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards in Swiftwater Rescue Information

Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards in Swiftwater Rescue Nomination Form

QFES Medal Nomination Form

SES Meritorious Service Medal Nomination Form

Diligent and Ethical Service Clasp Nomination Form

Australia Day Certificate of Appreciation Nomination Form

Australia Day Medallion Nomination Form

Commissioner's Awards for Excellence Guidelines​

Commissioner's Awards for Excellence Nomination Form

Women in Fire and Emergency Services Awards Guidelines and Nomination Form

Close the Gap Nomination Form

Peer Support Officer Nomination Form

SES Week Regional Awards Nomination Form (Group Level) – FMBA 3.0.7

SES Week Regional Awards Nomination Form (Unit Level) – FMBA 3.0.8

SES Week Regional Awards Nomination Form (Region Level) – FMBA 3.0.9

SES Week Regional Group/Unit of the Year Nomination Form – FMBA 3.0.4

SES Week Regional Operational Response of the Year Nomination Form – FMBA 3.0.5

SES Week Regional Member of the Year Nomination Form – FMBA 3.0.3

SES Week Award Nomination Form – FMBA 3.0.6