Australian Ambulance Service Medal: The medal is awarded for distinguished service by members of the civilian ambulance services throughout Australian states and territories, and has been on issue since 7 July 1999. All recipients are entitled to add the post nominal letters ASM after their name. Each medal is individually engraved with the awardee’s full name around the edge. There are no multiple awards or bars, one award only is ever made to any individual.
The ribbon is quite expensive, with chevrons of white, red and silver. The medal is nickel silver and a bronze bi-metallic centrepiece, the same size of the majority of Australian medals, 38mm in diameter. The design features a Maltese Cross, with the seven-pointed Federation Star at the centre, surrounded by 24 dots symbolising 24 hour service.