The Group Bravery Citation is awarded for a collective act of bravery by a group of people in extraordinary circumstances that is considered worthy of recognition. Australian Bravery Decorations date from the establishment of the Australian honours system in February 1975. The Group Bravery Citation was added in 1990. The decorations recognise acts of bravery by members of the community.
There are four levels of decoration:
- Cross of Valour (CV)
- Star of Courage (SC)
- Bravery Medal (BM)
- Commendation for Brave Conduct
The insignia is bronze gilt sprig of wattle, Australia’s floral emblem, positioned in the centre of a silver rectangle.