The dedication and outstanding service of NTPFES members and staff is regularly recognised through the year by the presentation of a range of awards and medals
Medals and Awards
The Public Service Medal recognises outstanding service by employees of the Australian Government and state, territory and local government employees. ‘Outstanding service’ could be shown through:
service excellence to the public, or to external or internal clients;
innovation in programme, project or policy development;
leadership, including as a member of a team; or
the achievement of more efficient processes, improved productivity or better service delivery.
The Public Service Medal acknowledges outstanding service by employees of the Australian Government and state, territory and local government employees.
The various state and territory Public Service Medal Committees consider nominations for eligible employees.
Committees meet twice a year to consider nominations for the Australia Day and Queen’s Birthday honours lists. Closing dates for nominations should be checked with individuals Committee Secretariats but are generally 1 February and 1 August each year.
After considering the nominations, the committee recommends a list of proposed recipients to the Minister or Premier, who then makes a recommendation to the Governor-General who has the authority to approve awards.
The National Medal (NM) is awarded by the Governor General, on the recommendation of the Commissioner of Police and CEO Fire and Emergency Services, to NTFRS, NTPF and NTES members who have completed a period of 15 years qualifying service or periods of qualifying service that, in aggregate, amount to 15 years.
Qualifying service is defined as diligent service as a member or volunteer of any Australian Police, Fire, Ambulance, Correctional or Emergency Service as well as the former Australian Protective Service, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and voluntary search and rescue organisations.
A clasp to the NM may be awarded after the completion of each additional period of ten years qualifying service or of periods of service that, in aggregate, are not less than ten years.
The Tri-Service Medal is to recognise and acknowledge unsworn personnel within the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services who have completed ten years continuous meritorious service.
A clasp may be awarded for each further five year period of meritorious service.
Commissioner and CEO's Outstanding Leadership Medal
The Commissioner of Police and Chief Executive Officer of Fire and Emergency Services Outstanding Leadership Medal is awarded to recognise outstanding leadership by individuals within the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services.
Patricia Anne Brennan Award
The Patricia Anne Brennan Award recognises the significant contribution to women in the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services by an individual employee or volunteer.
Commissioner and CEO's Recognition
A Letter of Recognition / Certificate of Appreciation’ nomination form will need to be completed and are presented to the Medal Eligibility Committee for consideration.