Everyday, someone in the security industry makes a difference to someone’s life. These special people who step into harm’s way to protect life, property and people from all manner of horrific attacks and assaults all too often go un-noticed. They spend hours, weeks and even years of their life working for the sake and safety of others. They don’t do it for the money; they don’t do it for the fame or recognition – they do it because it is the right thing to do; because if they don’t, no one else will.

    The Australian Security Medals are designed to publicly recognise outstanding security operatives, security professionals and their achievements and contributions to our community.

    It is the aim of the Foundation, through these awards, to promote ‘Security’ as a profession by:

    • Raising awareness of the outstanding service(s) the Medal recipients have provided; and
    • More broadly, by promoting awareness of what the security industry really ‘looks like’ – beyond the “guns, guards and gates” image
    • To raise funds for the Foundation’s nominated Charity or Charities and;
    • To raise funds to that will go towards supporting security industry members and their families when a security practitioner is seriously or fatally injured as a result of performing his or her duties.

    You can help be a part of this valuable and worthy cause. Either nominate someone whom you believe deserves recognition for an act of bravery or initiative, or who has contributed to security professionalism or provided examples of outstanding citizenship, positive leadership, insights or influence at a strategic management level.

    Nominations are now open. For more information on how to make a nomination, or for more information about the foundation itself, please visit