The NAV has issued over 30 commemorative medallions since 1949. Many different subjects have been commemorated as can be seen from the full listing of the medallions issued below. Carlisle numbers, where available, have been provided.

Several of the more recent medallions are available for sale.

NAV Issue No.Year
(Carlisle Reference)
Description 
312018Centenary of Last Australian VC of WWI
302015Centenary of Gallipoli
292008Centenary of Scouting
282006Numismatic Association of Victoria – Diamond Jubilee
271999First Australian Copper Tradesmen’s Token Sesquicentenary (Box)
261996Numismatic Association of Victoria – Golden Jubilee
251990Anzac – 75th Anniversary
241988Australia Bicentenary
231986

(C-1986/33)
Halley’s Comet
221985

(C-1985/21)
Victoria Sesquicentenary
211981

(C-1981/12)
Marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
201980

(C-1980/33)
Melbourne International Exhibition Centenary
191979

(C-1979/9)
Bicentenary of the Death of Captain Cook
181977

(C-1977/9)
Queen Elizabeth II - Silver Jubilee; NAV – 500th Meeting
171971

(C-1971/12)
Numismatic Association of Victoria – Silver Jubilee
161970

(C-C/4)
Charles Sturt (Explorer Series)
151969

(C1969/10)
First England Australia Flight – Golden Jubilee
141969

(C-J/1)
John Oxley (Explorer Series)
131968

(C-G/2)
George Bass (Explorer Series)
121967

(C-C/1)
James Cook (Explorer Series)
111965

(C-1965/2)
Anzac – Golden Jubilee
101964

(C-1964/4)
Melbourne Numismatic Exhibition
91963

(C-G/5)
Holey Dollar & Dump Sesquicentenary
81962

(C-1962/2)
Papua – 60th Anniversary of Australian Administration
71960

(C-1960/4)
Burke & Wills Expedition Centenary
61959

(C-1959/4)
Melbourne General Post Office Centenary
51956

(C-1956/6)
Melbourne Olympic Games
41954

(C-1954/14)
First Australian Steam Railway Centenary
31953

(C-1953/8)
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
21951

(C-S/2)
Victorian Separation – Centenary and Australian Federation – Golden Jubilee
11949

(C-1949/5)
First Australian Copper Tradesmen’s Token Centenary

Carlisle numbers are listed in the two editions of Les Carisle’s work on Australian medals and medallets.

Carlisle, L J, Australian Commemorative Medals and Medalets from 1788, B & C Press, Sydney, 1983

Carlisle, L J, Australian Historical Medals 1788 – 1988, Sydney, 2008

A small article, entitled “All Our Own Work“, discussing some the NAV’s medallions, appeared in the 1988 edition of the Australian Numismatist, the NAV’s journal at that time. This is available as a PDF by selecting the cover image.

A more in depth article appeared in the 1996 edition of the Australian Numismatist, from which some of the information here has been sourced.