The Police Federation of Australia’s National Police Bravery Awards are now open

This award has been developed for police by police and nominations are sought from officers across the country.

Police work is inherently dangerous.  Daily, police officers across Australia put their own life and safety at risk to protect members of the Australian community.  

The National Police Bravery Awards seeks to recognise exceptional acts in exceptional circumstances undertaken by Australia’s police. 

The NATIONAL POLICE BRAVERY AWARDS is not intended to replace other bravery awards (no medallic recognition will be awarded) and has been specifically developed as “an award for police by police”.  

This award will transcend all state and jurisdictional divides; making the recipients truly national heroes.

Nominations for the Award are sought, from police officers, for police officers across Australia. 

Do you know someone who has performed an exceptional act in exceptional circumstances?


  1. The nominee/s must be a sworn police officers from an Australian police jurisdiction.
  2. They must have undertaken an outstanding act of courage or bravery by taking themselves from a place of safety and placing themselves at risk of death or serious injury.
  3.  Where feasible the incident should have occurred in the past twelve months, however exceptions could include if matter is subjudice or if other unavoidable delays have occurred.

Click here for further information and the online Nomination form.

Any sworn police officer can make a nomination by completing this form.

Nominations close on 30 June 2018.

The Australia’s National Police Bravery Awards will be presented in Canberra on 19 September 2018.


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