Nominations open for Queen’s Birthday Honours

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CFA values and honours exceptional contributions to protecting lives and property. You now have the opportunity to nominate members for recognition of the prestigious Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM).


CFA is in the process of consolidating AFSM nominations for the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022.

Introduced in 1988, the medal is awarded biannually in the Australia Day and the Queen's Birthday Honours Lists in recognition of distinguished service by members of fire service agencies across Australia. Only one award is presented to an individual, and recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters ‘AFSM’.

The AFSM is awarded by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the responsible Commonwealth, state and territory ministers. In Victoria, this is the Minister for Emergency Services, acting on behalf of the Premier of Victoria.

This year’s CFA Queen’s Birthday Honours List included Peter Baker, Garry Cook, Brian Petrie, Lesley Read, Alen Slijepcevic, Peter Solly, and Stephen Walls,

For assistance on how to determine the most appropriate award, the importance of aligning the written nomination of a person to the criteria for the selected award, and finally, some guidance around the content of your nomination, so that the nominee has the best opportunity to be considered for special recognition - please refer to the CFA Honours and Awards Nominator’s Guide, which is available on CFA Online.

Anyone can put forward a nomination for someone they know who deserves to be honoured. To nominate, visit and download the relevant nomination form and supporting documentation. All nominations are strictly confidential. Please note: the nomination form was recently revised by EMV and the most recent version is required to be used.

Due Date: 1 November 2021 (CFA closing date) to CFA Awards

If you would like to discuss your nomination idea or for any other award enquiries, please contact Awards and Recognition Officer, Belinda Gillespie at or (03) 9262 8842.



Submitted by Belinda Gillespie