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Australian Bravery Decorations List
The latest Australian Bravery Decorations List was announced on Monday 30 March 2015 by the Governor-General. You can access the Bravery List by selecting either of the following options:
* View the list of awardees and accompanying media notes on the Governor-General’s website.
* Search awardees at Search Australian Honours on this website.
Note: Media inquiries should be directed to the Honours and Awards Secretariat, Government House, Canberra, on (02) 6283 3604.
Australian Bravery Decorations
The Australian Bravery Decorations recognise acts of selfless bravery by members of the community.
In 1989 Mr Darrell James Tree of South Australia was awarded the first Cross of Valour: Australia’s highest civilian bravery decoration. Despite repeatedly falling unconscious from electrocution Mr Tree saved a three year- old boy from a crane charged with high voltage electricity.