Emu and Bar to the Emu

The Emu Award is for Good Service for the State, National and International.  Recipients of the Bar to the Emu are recognised for their continuation of excellent service in the Emu classification.

The descriptor and delegations guideline is in the table below.

To make a nomination please complete this form AW.13 Australian Adult Good Service Award Nomination Form



Emu Award

Scope of Recognition

Good service at State, National, World


  • Recipients of this Award have demonstrated intensive service to Girl Guides Australia at the State, National or World level.
  • They have demonstrated their support for other members, acted as a significant role model and developed the capacity of the Organisation.
  • They positively support others by using a wide range of skills to make significant impact across many areas.
  • They provide support to Girl Guiding, managing operations and/or strategies with their highly effective and influential approach.
  • Those recognised with the Emu Award are a role model to Guides, volunteers and the local community, consistently living the Promise and Law and abiding by the Code of Conduct.

The Bar to the Emu

Recipients of the Bar to the Emu are recognised for their continuation of excellent service in the Emu classification.

Who can make the nomination for an adult member to receive this award?

Any Adult Member of a State Girl Guide Organisation or an individual member of Girl Guides Australia.

Who can approve this nomination?

The relevant Manager, Chairperson, or Commissioner of the nominee who has the most relevant and recent knowledge and awareness of their skill and capacity and service given

Who assesses the nomination?

State Awards Committees

National Awards Committee

Who approves the award

Due to the significance of this award, formal approval after the assessment by Awards Committees is sought from the State or National Board as per their Governance Arrangements.

For National Emu Awards, approval will be through the GGA HR Committee with endorsement from the Board of GGA.


Metal Badge

The Emu

gold bar with a navy edged circle depicting an emu on a cream background

Bar to Emu has a Navy Bar

Certificate and Citation


Last Modified: 11/01/21 at 1:24 PM