A history of ANZAC Day Medals and how to wear them


About ANZAC Medals

In general ANZAC Medals are medals that were issued to those who served at Gallipoli in 1915, however they can also be referred to, in the general sense, medals issued to all Australian Defence Members past and present in recognition of the Sprit of ANZAC.

How to Wear Your Medals on ANZAC Day

On ANZAC day uniformed personnel may wear their own medals on their left breast, in a horizontal line, hanging from a single bar. If you are wearing multiple sets, they are to be worn one above the other.

If a family member wishes to wear their ancestors medals it is to be done on their right breast. This is a respectful show of pride and remembrance honouring their family member.

ANZAC Commemorative Medallion

There is an ANZAC Commemorative Medallion that was instituted in 1967 and awarded to the Australian forces who served at Gallipoli on the peninsula or in direct support of the operations from close off shore between April 1915 and January 1916.

If you require military history research to be done to find out what medals your relatives received or you simply need their original medals restored our team at National Medals can assist.


Enquire or call us on (07) 3871 0600.






Our team at National Medals pride themselves on the careful restoration and mounting (for wearing) of original military medals and the supply and mounting of replica medals.  If you are after replica sets you can order more than one set for family members.

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