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

Past Presidents and Chairmen

Past Presidents

1877 - 1921 Mr F. H. DANGAR
1922 - 1930 Mr A. F. ROBINSON
1931 No President
1932 - 1958 Mr W. A. MACKAY
1959 - 1966 Lieutenant General Sir JOHN NORTHCOTT KCMG KCVO CB KStJ
1967 No President
1968 - 1984 His Honour Justice Sir ADRIAN CURLEWIS CVO CBE
1985 - 1989 Sir NEVILLE PIXLEY MBE GCStJ VRD
1990 - 1999 Air Marshal Sir JAMES ROWLAND AC KBE DFC AFC KSt J
2000 - 2004 The Honourable Sir LAURENCE STREET AC KCMG QC
2015 - Present Mr Donald McDonald AC

Past Chairmen

1888 - 1910 Mr J. H. STOREY
1911 - 1937 Captain S. G. GREEN OBE
1938 - 1951 Commander F.W. HIXSON OBE VD
1952 - 1953 Captain J. C. REID
1954 - 1964 Lieutenant Colonel J. SHARP MBE
1965 - 1975 Mr R. A. FENWICK
1975 - 1984 Sir NEVILLE PIXLEY MBE GCStJ VRD
1985 - 1987 Mr G. A. ARCHER
1988 - 1990 Major General R. J. SHARP AO RFD ED
1991- 1993 Mr A.D.M. GRAHAM AM APM
1994 - 1996 Major General G. L. MAITLAND AO OBE RFD ED
1997 - 1998 Mr R. W. EATON OBE
1998 - 2000 Major General G. L. MAITLAND AO OBE RFD ED
2001-2003 Vice Admiral I.D. MAC DOUGALL (Retd) AC AFSM RAN
2004-2006 Rear Admiral A.L. HUNT (Retd) AO RAN
2007-2009 Major General The Honourable Justice C.R. HOEBEN AM RFD
2010-2012 Rear Admiral A.L. HUNT (Retd) AO RAN
2013 - 2015 Mr R.J. Hein  AM
2016 - 2018 Rear Admiral The Honourable Alwynne Rowlands AO RFD QC RANR (Ret’d)

Latest recipients

Edward DARMANIN awarded a Bronze Medal

Sean CLAYDON awarded a Bronze Medal

Inspector Andrew McALPINE awarded a Bronze Medal