Timor Leste Solidarity Medal



In November 2008, the Australian Government formally accepted an offer from the then-President of Timor-Leste for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel to accept and wear the Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal (TLSM). The medal was established to recognise those men and women who provided service in stability and peace operations in Timor-Leste from 1 May 2006. Approximately 7,000 ADF members have been awarded the medal and have been approved by the Governor-General to wear the medal.

The Government of Timor-Leste informed Defence that the awarding of the TLSM would cease at the end of 2012 and no further applications would be considered from 2013 onwards.