Australian Corrections Medal

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Australian Corrections Medal
Australian Corrections Medal ribbon.png
Ribbon of the medal
Awarded by Australia
Type Meritorious Service Medal
Eligibility A Correctional service member who is employed or engaged by a correctional service, or by an entity that is authorised to perform functions for a correctional service.
Awarded for Distinguished Service
Status Currently awarded
Post-nominals ACM
Established 19 June 2017
First awarded 2018 Australia Day Honours
Last awarded 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours
Total awarded 26
Order of Wear
Next (higher) Emergency Services Medal (ESM)
Next (lower) Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

The Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) is a civil decoration awarded to Australian correctional service members for distinguished service. The ACM was introduced on 19 June 2017. Recipients of the Australian Corrections Medal are entitled to use the post-nominal letters "ACM".

Awards are made by the Governor-General, on the nomination of the responsible minister in each state or territory, and at the federal level. The total number of awards made each year must not exceed the following quota:

  • One medal for every 1000 full-time members, or 1000 part-time members of a state or territory correctional service.


The medal is a circular nickel-silver medal. The obverse features the Federation Star bearing the scales of justice surrounded by a wreath of Australian wattle. The reverse of the medal is inscribed with the recipient’s name surrounded by another wreath of Australian wattle.

The ribbon is 32 mm (1.3 in) wide and features a central band of blue flanked by white and mustard green stripes.

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