The PSM is a prestigious, internationally recognised award within the Australian Honours and Awards system.
The PSM recognises outstanding service of Public Sector employees. Outstanding service includes:
The PSM is awarded by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. In NSW, nominations are considered by the NSW PSM Committee which recommends a list of proposed recipients to the Premier. Nominations for NSW recipients are then put forward to the Governor-General, who has the authority to approve the award.
Receiving a PSM is a prestigious honour with only 100 recipients awarded nationally each year. NSW recipients of the PSM are awarded at an investiture ceremony hosted by the Governor of NSW on behalf of the Governor-General.
Receiving a PSM entitles recipients to use the post nominal ‘PSM’ to formally acknowledge their achievement.
All local, state and Commonwealth government public sector employees are eligible for the PSM. The PSM is not confined to senior officers; it is available to any public sector employee regardless of grade or age. It should be noted that long service alone is not a sufficient basis for nomination.
Nominations are currently being invited for the Australia Day 2020 Australian Honours list.
Nominations will close on Thursday 1 August 2019.
The PSM nomination form and guidelines are available at www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/publicservicemedal