Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal

The Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal is an independent statutory body established under the Defence Act to consider Defence honours and awards matters. 

Individuals are able to apply to the Tribunal for an independent review of a decision of the Department of Defence regarding eligibility for a defence honour, defence award or a foreign award. 

The Government is also able to refer general eligibility issues to the Tribunal for inquiry and recommendation.

On 7 April 2022, Government announced that the Tribunal would inquire into medallic recognition for service with Rifle Company Butterworth. Further information on the inquiry and information on how to make a submission can be found here.

UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS

Due to limitations associated with the size of venues, and COVID safety measures, prior registration with the Tribunal Secretariat is necessary in order to attend public hearings of the Tribunal.

DATE
MATTER
HEARING LOCATION
23 June 2022
No Tribunal matters are currently set down for hearing

RECENT TRIBUNAL DECISIONS

Birchley and the Department of Defence [2022] DHAAT 8
Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp 'EAST TIMOR'

Ball and the Department of Defence [2022] DHAAT 7
Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation

Clarke and the Department of Defence [2022] DHAAT 6
Defence Long Service Medal

Webster and the Department of Defence [2022] DHAAT 5
Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp 'EAST TIMOR'

Hughes and the Department of Defence [2022] DHAAT 4
Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp 'EAST TIMOR'