Nursing Service Cross (Australia)

Nursing Service Cross (Australia)

The Nursing Service Cross (Post-nominal letters NSC) is a decoration (medal) of the Australian Honours System. The NSC is awarded for outstanding performance of nursing duties in both operational and non-operational situations.

The NSC replaced the Royal Red Cross in the Imperial honours system for recognising nursing personnel.


  • The NSC is a four-stepped sterling silver cross ensigned with the Crown of St Edward. The obverse bears a transparent red enamel cross insert overlaid on a flecked pattern radiating from the centre of the medal.
  • The medal has a sterling silver suspender bar.
  • The ribbon is 32 millimetres wide, with a central red vertical band flanked by two wide white vertical bands and a further two thin vertical gold bands.

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