Australian Star of Gallantry: Instituted on 15 January 1991 for acts of great heroism or conspicuous gallantry in action in circumstances of great peril. Post-nominal letters: SG.
The medal is second in importance only to the Victoria Cross for Australia, featuring a gold-plated Federation Star, with the obverse having a central device of a smaller Federation Star in a field of flames.
The reverse has a central panel for recipient details on a stepped background. The suspension bar is inscribed on both obverse and reverse with ‘FOR GALLANTRY’.
The ribbon has a design of chevrons of deep orange alternating with chevrons of light orange. The ribbon is worn with the points facing upwards.