The Unit Citation for Gallantry is a collective group decoration awarded to members of Australian military units. It recognises extraordinary gallantry in action. The Unit Citation for Gallantry was created in 1991, along with the Meritorious Unit Citation. The actual citation is a warrant presented to the unit. Insignia are worn by individuals to denote their membership of a unit that has been awarded a citation. This version is worn by members of the unit who were actually involved in the gallantry action.
Members attached to the unit when the citation is awarded wear it with the Federation Star, and continue to wear this after leaving the unit. Members who subsequently join the unit wear the citation without the Federation Star, and discontinue wearing it after leaving the unit.
As of June 2018, Six awards have been awarded.
1: No. SPECIAL AIR SERVICE SQUADRON for operation Falconer in Iraq 2004.
2: SPECIAL AIR SERVICE REGIMENT & 4th BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT (COMMANDO) for action in Afghanistan 25th Of August to September 2006.
3: DELTA COMPANY, 6th BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT for the Battle Of Long Tan in Vietnam 18th August 1966.
4: HMAS YARRA II for acts of extraordinary gallantry in action 1942.
5: 1st AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE for the Battle of Coral/ Balmoral 13th May 1968, Vietnam.
6: ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY HELICOPTER FLIGHT VIETNAM for acts of extraordinary gallantry in action Vietnam from October 1967 to June 1971.