AFSM - Final weeks to nominate

There is less than one month left to nominate outstanding CFA people for an Australian Fire Services Medal (AFSM) as part of the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours.


The AFSM is awarded for distinguished service to fire services across Australia. Only one award is presented to an individual, and recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters AFSM.

Medals are awarded biannually in the Australia Day and the Queen’s Birthday Honours lists.

Each year CFA coordinates nominations for the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) to ensure the best possible opportunity for our people to receive the award.

By participating in Australian Honours CFA recognises the exceptional contribution our people make in their communities, in Victoria, across Australia, and even internationally.

It’s a prestigious honour. Only 21 CFA people have received an AFSM in the past three years, and this is your chance to nominate someone you feel should be added to the list.

Previous winners include Warren Curry AFSM, Nicole Harvey AFSMAllan Cracknell AFSM, and John T Callahan AFSM.

The AFSM is awarded by the Governor of Victoria at a dedicated ceremony at Government House in Melbourne.

To nominate an outstanding CFA person for the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours visit the CFA Awards website.

CFA nominations close 1 November 2019.

For further information email or call Belinda Gillespie on 9262 8842.

All nominations are strictly confidential and the information provided will be used only to assist in considering the merits of the nomination. The person being nominated should not be approached for information or advised of the confidential nomination at any stage of the process.

Please refer to the CFA Honours and Awards Nominator’s Guide for assistance aligning the written nomination of a person to the criteria for the selected award and some guidance around the content of your nomination, so the nominee has the best opportunity to be considered for special recognition.

Author: Shaunnagh O'Loughlin