2016 Australian Security Medal Nominations Closing Soon!


The Australian Security Medals Foundation nominations will be closing on June 17. The Australian Security Medals Foundation (ASMF) would like to encourage you to start sending in your nominations as they do not want your company to miss out.

This year, the ASMF have made nominating easier by creating online nomination forms. You now have the option to either nominate someone online or, as has been the case in previous years, by filling out a pdf form. 

Please visit Click here to nominate online or download the forms (also attached). 

Please email forms back to me or: nominations@inspiringsecurity.com.

The following is a reminder of the three medal categories:

1.    The Australian Security Valour Medal (ASVM) is awarded to recognise security operatives for an outstanding act or acts of valour, which are determined by the nominations committee to be action and/or actions demonstrating valour, courage and decisiveness above and beyond ‘the call of duty’. Every year, security officers around Australia go above and beyond with acts of bravery, putting their lives at risk to save others.These acts often go unrecognised beyond the officer’s company and peers.

2.    The Australian Security Medal (ASM) is awarded to recognise the outstanding career and character of the recipient. ASM recipients will be those who have demonstrated a consistent, high-level contribution to the wider community, possibly via innovative non-core business activities and projects, or via extraordinary performance in their professional role(s). The ASMF guideline is award between one and a maximum of three ASM’s per annum.

 3. The Save a Life Award may be awarded to a person who contributes, through application of first aid skills (e.g. resuscitation, use of defibrillator, stopping severe bleeding) to saving the life of another person. Whilst calling an ambulance or seeking medical assistance can contribute to saving the life, these are not regarded as first aid skills for the purpose of this award.

Due to the high number of Save a Life Award nominations received each year, we are only present the award in person to a small number of recipients on the evening of our Annual Gala Dinner. Those recipients not chosen to receive their award on the evening of the Gala Dinner will be presented with their award by a St John Ambulance representative at the recipient’s workplace – we do encourage our supporters to nominate throughout the year. 

Our Annual Gala Dinner will be held on 26th August – details for this to follow. 

If you have any problems with your nomination process, please do not hesitate to contact our Outreach Manager, Zoe Cowan: zoec@inspiringsecurity.com

We appreciate your support year after year and look forward to receiving your nominations.