Certificate of Appreciation (CoA) – Saluting Their Service Commemorative Program

The Certificates of Appreciation are a way of expressing our nation’s gratitude to those who served overseas in Australia’s Defence Forces from the Second World War on, or on the home front during the Second World War.

This program is a way to recognise the service and sacrifice of our Australian service personnel and Members of Parliament (MP) are responsible for receiving and assessing applications against the Guidelines and issuing CoA to eligible applicants.

If you have any questions about the CoA program, please contact the Commemorative Grants Team at DVA

[email protected]

1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372) or by visiting the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website


A copy of the application form and guidelines can be found below for download, or hardcopies can be requested by contacting my electorate office.

Certificate of Appreciation – Application Form

Certificate of Appreciation – Program Guidelines