Australian Navy, Army & Air Force

The Tribunal is an independent body that considers issues arising in the area of Defence honours & awards.

What's new


Upcoming public hearings of the Tribunal

Details of upcoming Tribunal public hearings can now be found here:

Inquiries into Unit Recognition for the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam and for service at the Battles of Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral

On 24 April 2017, the Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP, announced the commencement of new Inquiries into recognition for service with the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam and for service at the Battles of Fire support Bases Coral and Balmoral.  On 3 April 2018, the Tribunal presented its reports and recommendations to Government on both matters.  The report of the RANHFV Inquiry can be found here.  The Report of the Coral/Balmoral Inquiry can be found here.

by Ken McFadyen
Oil on canvas on hardboard, 1968

RAAF's first operation over North Korea
Robert Taylor
Oil on canvas, 1986