Recognising acts of bravery by bestowing awards on those who risk their lives to save others.

The Society

Photo of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Photo credit: PRESS ASSOCIATION / Danny Lawson


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Society Patron

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC,
Governor of New South Wales

The Society is most grateful for the Vice-Regal patronage it is accorded by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales. Her interest in the Society’s work and her great support are much appreciated.




Mrs Beatrice GRAY

Vice Chairman

Ms Dianne TRUSS

Hon. Treasurer

Mr James O’Connell


Major General The Honourable Justice Clifton Hoeben AM RFD (Ret’d)

Rear Admiral The Honourable Alwynne Rowlands AO RFD QC RANR (Ret’d)

Rear Admiral Anthony Hunt AO RAN (Ret’d)

Colonel Alexander Dangar (Ret’d)

Mr David Turner

Commissioner Michael Fuller APM, NSW Police Force

Commissioner Paul Baxter QSO, Fire and Rescue NSW

Commissioner Dominic MORGAN ASM, Ambulance Service of NSW

Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM, NSW Rural Fire Service

Commissioner Mark Smethurst DSC AM, NSW State Emergency Service

Honorary Secretary & Public Officer

Mr Peter Stathis AFSM

Assistant Secretary

Mrs Julia Simonides

Honorary Publicity Officer



Mr James Hanney

Honorary Solicitors

Mr A.J. McMinn LLM

Norton Rose Fulbright Australia (Specialist Advice)


Cutcher & Neale Assurance Pty Ltd

Life Governors

Major General Raymond Sharp AO RFD ED (Ret’d)

Mr Alan Batley AM

Mr Stewart Doyle

Vice Admiral I.D. Mac Dougall AC AFSM RAN (Ret’d)

Life Member

Captain Frank M. Williamson

Latest recipients

Senior Constable Anthony HOPLEY awarded a Bronze Medal

Senior Constable Carl WILKINSON awarded a Bronze Medal

Mackenzie HASKINS awarded a Certificate of Merit