Recognising acts of bravery by bestowing awards on those who risk their lives to save others.


On the 9th of September 2022, Australians awoke to the sorrowful news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Members of the Royal Humane Society of NSW feel a special loss of Her Majesty being our Patron in Chief... Read more

Media release - 11 March 2021
Gold medal to be awarded from the UK - Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, will be presenting Royal Humane Society of NSW awards at a ceremony... Read more

Media release - 28 November 2019
The Royal Humane Society (RHS) will honour local heroes from around the country for bravery at the organisation’s annual awards ceremony... Read more

Media release - 8 November 2018
A clinical psychologist who intervened in a violent domestic dispute was today recognised for her bravery by the Royal Humane Society of NSW... Read more

Media release - 20 October 2017
Two men who attempted to save a surfer during a shark attack at Ballina in 2015 were today recognised for their bravery by the Royal Humane Society of NSW... Read more

Media release - 6 October 2016
A total of 26 medals will be presented by His Excellency as Governor and as Patron of the Royal Humane Society in recognition of those who put their own lives at risk to save someone in immediate danger... Read more

Media releases - 26 June 2015
His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales will, as Patron, present bravery awards on behalf of the Royal Humane Society of New South Wales at Government House Sydney tomorrow (26 June 2015). A highlight will be the presentation of a 9ct gold medal to Mr Andrew Cochrane for his actions at a petrol tanker fire at Mona Vale in October 2013... Read more

Latest recipients

Former Constable Bowen-Williams awarded a Bronze Medal

Joe Frankland awarded a Bronze Medal

Senior Constable Wayne Lollback awarded a Silver Medal