The Medal for Gallantry (MG) was introduced in 1991 and is awarded for acts of gallantry in action in hazardous circumstances.
The Medals for Gallantry in a gold-plated medal with the obverse having a central device of a Federation Star on a circle of flames representing action under fire. The reverse has a panel for recipient detail over a design of fluted rays of varying lengths. The suspension bar is inscribed on both obverse and reverse with ‘FOR GALLANTRY’.
The Medal for Gallanrty ribbon has a design of chrevrons of light orange alternating with cheverons of deep orange. The ribbon is worn with the points facing upwards.
A further award of the Medal for Gallantry is denoted by a gold-plated bar having the Federation Star on a horizontal row of flames. When the ribbon is worn alone, the award of a bar is indicated by a ribbon bar emblem in the form of a Federational Star on a gold-plated disc.
Recipients of the Medal of Gallanrty are entitled to the post-nominal letters ‘MG’.