Shrine of Remembrance Medal

Since 2008 the Shrine of Remembrance Medal has provided recognition to an individual or group that has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of community knowledge and understanding of the service and sacrifices made by Victorians for their country in times of war and peacekeeping. Past recipients have been drawn from a range of disciplines, each working tirelessly to support the objective of honouring service men and women, past and present.

Nominations for 2018

Nominations for the Shrine Medal for 2018 are now open.  To access a nomination form please click here.

The 2017 Recipient is Mr Steven Bloxham

Described as a 'breath of fresh air’ for the RSL in the Western District, Mr Steven Bloxham was announced as the 2017 Shrine of Remembrance Medal recipient in a special presentation following the Remembrance Day Service.

Nominated by his local MP, Richard Riordan, Member for Polwarth, Mr Bloxham’s outstanding achievements in promoting the contribution of veterans in his community were recognised. Mr Bloxham was credited as being the driving force behind a number of initiatives that had elevated the honouring of service men and women from the Terang area and the surrounds.

Among his many accomplishments was the establishment of a museum at the RSL in Terang. Mr Bloxham worked tirelessly to research and amass memorabilia and information from local ex-servicemen and their families, so that their stories were appropriately recognised, ensuring that their contributions are not forgotten.

As well as being a repository of local service history, the museum has become a centre for learning, offering programs for local school groups, engaging students so they can understand more about Australia’s war history. Mr Bloxham was also instrumental in reviving the Anzac Day Dawn Services in both Terang and nearby Noorat, where he assisted locals there in accessing a community grant to create a memorial garden and install a flagpole.

Chairman of the Shrine Trustees Air-Vice Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd) with 2017 Shrine of Remembrance Medal recipient Mr Steven Bloxham and Shrine CEO Mr Dean Lee.

Past Recipients

The Shrine Medal has a long and rich history. Read more about the outstanding achievements of previous recipients here.