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How to Wear Honours and Awards

By: Belinda Gillespie

Category: Honours & Awards

  11.35 AM 4 June, 2014


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The Operational Training and Volunteerism team is pleased to announce the new How to Wear Honours and Awards booklet, which was distributed with the winter edition of Brigade magazine.

The booklet provides members with up to date and consistent information about wearing Honours and Awards.

Honours and Awards help define, encourage and reinforce aspirations, ideals and standards by identifying role models. CFA recommends and gives honours and awards to recognise, celebrate and say thank you to those who have given their time to serve others and those who achieve their best for CFA and the community.

Honours and Awards falls into two broad categories; those that form part of the Australian System of Honours and Awards or their predecessors (the Imperial Honours system) and those issued by organisations or perhaps other countries.

Recipients of awards are granted insignia as a visual expression of the honour conferred on them. For those members who have received more than one award there is an established order of precedence for the wearing of their awards. All medals and other insignia must be worn according to the schedules contained within the new Wearing Honours and Awards booklet. The schedules include all relevant CFA Honours and Awards and those awards within the Australian System of Honours and Awards most likely to have been awarded to some CFA members.

For information about the criteria, how to apply and nomination process, please refer to the CFA Honours and Awards Manual (Brigades Online > Brigade > Service History & Awards > About the Awards) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To access an online version please visit Brigades Online. To request copies of How to Wear Honours and Awards booklet, please contact Operational Training and Volunteerism (OT&V) via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 1800 232 636.

Belinda Gillespie

CFA Operational Training and Volunteerism

Last Updated: 05 June 2014