2018 is the first year that the Police Federation of Australia (PFA) will be presenting their inaugural National Police Bravery Awards in recognition of the exceptional acts in exceptional circumstances undertaken by Australia’s police. Click here for a short video

It is not intended that the National Police Bravery Awards replace other bravery awards that are currently bestowed upon our nation’s heroes; including citations given by individual jurisdictions, the Australian Bravery Decorations through Government House and other organisation’s award processes.  But each of these have their own protocols for dealing with nominations which can mean that some heroic actions by police, get overlooked and are never formally recognised.

The National Police Bravery Awards has been specifically developed as “an award for police by police” and while the recipient will not receive a medal, the 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.

The nominee must have been a serving police officer or officers (in some circumstances a group of police may have been involved in the incident) at the time of the incident for which the nomination has been received.

Where feasible, it is anticipated that the incident being recognised would have taken place in the preceding year to the nomination, however exceptions could include where the matter is subjudice or if other unavoidable delays have occurred preventing the incident from being recognised in the preceding year in which it occurred.

Nominations are encouraged to include relevant newspaper or other media of the incident including video/tv footage or other photos, and all nominations will be treated as confidential

The inaugural Annual National Police Bravery Awards ceremony will be held at the Police Federation’s Conference Dinner at the National Museum in Canberra on Wednesday 19 September 2018.   Nominations are encouraged to include relevant newspaper or other media of the incident including video/tv footage or other photos.

Call for nominations will open soon and will be treated as confidential.