The Australian Bravery and Gallantry Decorations in the Australian Honours System recognise distinguished acts of bravery or gallantry by members of the community and uniformed services. Recipients have selflessly placed themselves in jeopardy to protect life, property or the environment.

The Australian Bravery Association is a not-for-profit incorpoarted association which aims to maximise the support available to those members in our community who conduct themselves bravely to save life, property or the environment and thereby experience physical, emotional or other personal hardship.

The Australian Bravery Association seeks to promote awareness of and uphold the high principles and prestige of the Australian Honours System and the previous Imperial Honours System. 

Membership to the Australian Bravery Association is open to all recipients of an Australian Bravery or Gallantry award irrespective as to whether it is a current Australian honour or a previously awarded former Imperial honour.

Ordinary Membership is also extended to recipients of other official awards bestowed in recognition for Bravery and Gallantry such as Police Services, Fire Departments, Royal Humane Society’s etc. Other classes of membership are open to recipient’s families as well. 



The ABA is pleased to have Doug Baird, father of Corporal Cameron Baird VC, MG, accept Vice-Patronage of the association. He joins Keith Payne VC, AM and all five Cross of Valour recipients; Darrell Tree CV, Victor Boscoe CV, Allan Sparkes CV, Tim Britten CV and Richard Joyes CV; as our current Vice-Patrons. We thank them for their support.

The ABA is also proud to support the Cross of Valour Association of Australia. The first edition of their publication The Valour's Voice can be downloaded here.



ABA Newsletter September 2016 

Click here to download the September 2016 Newsletter.

That Day - the Official Song of the Australian Bravery Association 

The ABA is pleased to launch the That Day, the official song of the ABA. Click here to hear the song and read the lyrics.

The Darrell Tree CV Prize - ABA Schools Compeition 

Congratulations to Harrison Walther, the inargual winner of the The Darrell Tree CV Prize, the ABA Schools Competition. The list of major prize winners can be downloaded here. For more information about the competition click here.



Upcoming Events:

ABA Ocean Kayaking Adventure (21-23 October 2016). 

Project Stay Afloat and the Skee Kayak & SUP Centre have extended an invitation to the members of the Australian Bravery Association to join them on an exciting guided adventure on NSW’s picturesque north coast. Click here for details.

New South Wales Bravery Dinner (26 November 2016). 

Click here for full details. Sign up now!

ABA 2017 National Conference (10-12 February 2017).

Planning is currently underway for the National Conference in Canberra next year.


Recents Events:

Queensland Bravery Reunion (14-16 October 2016). 

Queensland hosted its Bravery Reunion at Surfers Paradise from 14 to 16 October 2016.  Click here for the full program. 

Mildura ABA Reunion 2016 (10-12 June 2016). 

Victoria hosted the annual Mildura ABA Reunion 10-13 June 2016. Click here for details. 

ABA 2016 National Conference - Canberra (12-15 February 2016).

Thanks to all involved another enjoyable National Conference. Highlights included a reception at Royal Military College Duntroon, the Black Tie Dinner at the Commonwealth Club and the Service fo Remembrance at Government House. The AGM was also be held on Saturday 13 February 2016.

Click here for photos from the conference.


AGM on 13 February 2016 

The AGM was held at 9am on Saturday 13 February 2016.

Click here to view the 2016 National Executive.