Australian Institute of Emergency Services

AIES National Awards for Excellence

The Awards

The AIES National Award Scheme recognises outstanding and significant contributions that individuals make as a member of an emergency service or affiliated organisation.

The AIES National Award Scheme consists of the:

  • AIES National Medal For Excellence
  • AIES Award for Excellence
  • AIES Commendation
  • AIES Certificate of Achievement

The AIES National Medal for Excellence and associated awards are made for individual contributions in the field of:

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Training
  • Support
  • Innovation
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Nominations Close 31 December

2015 Award Recipient

2015 AIES National Medal for Excellence Awarded to Mr Robert Maul LFAIES, JP

AIES National Medal for Excellence awarded to Mr Robert Maul JP, LFAIES for excellence and outstanding leadership of the Australian Institute of Emergency Services as General Registrar/Company Secretary and member of the National Board 1997 to 2015.

Photo Above: Mr Robert Maul receiving his National Medal for Excellence from the AIES Acting President Scott Milne ESM, FAcEM, FAIES.

2012 Award Recipient

2012 AIES National Medal for Excellence Awarded to Deputy Commissioner Ian Stewart APM, Queensland Police Service

AIES National Medal for Excellence awarded to Deputy Commissioner Ian Stewart APM, Queensland Police Service in recognition for his exceptional leadership as Queensland's inaugural State Disaster Coordinator during the response to the 2010/11 flood and cyclone events, including Tropical Cyclone Yasi.

The AIES congratulates everyone nominated for their exceptional contribution to their organisations and the community we serve.

Photo: Deputy Commissioner Stewart (right) and AIES National Registrar Mr Bob Maul JP, LFAIES.

Nominations and Award Conditions

  • AIES Awards are managed under the AIES Honours andAwards Policy.
  • Nominations can be made by an individual or an organisation.
  • AIES Award/s will be issued no more than once annually.
  • AIES Award/s will not be issued if a suitable person meeting the award criteria cannot be identified.
  • AIES members and non-members are eligible to be nominated for an Award.
  • Members, retained or volunteer, of an emergency service or other associated organisations are eligible to be nominated for an award.
  • Nominations must be submitted on the Award Nomination Form.
  • Each nomination must provide evidence of the contribution made by the nominee including details of the significance to the Emergency Service and/or the community. Additional documentation should be attached where necessary. Due to the difference in each of the areas in which the award is made it is not possible to quantify the type of information required to support a nomination. It is a matter for the person or organisation making the nomination to determine what they consider to be appropriate supporting information however, nominations should include only sufficient information, and any documentation considered necessary, to support the nomination and provide evidence of why the contribution of the person or persons nominated is considered to be outstanding and/or the significance to the community or the aims and/or functions of the particular emergency service. Nominations that do not meet the required standard will be returned and will not be considered.
  • The General Council of the AIES will determine the level of award to be issued for each nomination.
  • Completed nomination forms are to be received by the Registrar of the Division of the Institute in which the nominee works or resides prior to the 31st December each year.
  • The General Council of the AIES reserves the right to determine the relevant award criteria and number of awards to be issued in any one year.
  • All decisions of the General Council are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Nomination Form

AIES National Award - Nomination Form (PDF, 215KB)

Further information can be obtained from each Division Registrar or the General Registrar. Details are in the contact page.