The Australian Bravery Association aims to maximise the support available to those members in our community who conduct themselves bravely to save life, property or the environment and thereby experience physical, emotional or other personal hardship. The objectives of the association are to: 1.Uphold the high principles and prestige of the Australian Bravery / Gallantry and the former Imperial Bravery / Gallantry Decorations system. 2. Afford focus and means for members of the Association to conduct commemorative or other functions from time to time. 3. Encourage continuing meritorious appointments of the Gallantry / Bravery Decorations system. 4. Encourage awareness in the Australian community of the Australian Bravery / Gallantry Decorations system and its history. 5. Promote good citizenship by example and service. A key purpose of the Australian Bravery Association is to support members who have been subjected to enormous physical and or emotional stresses and, as a result, suffer in varying degrees from some form of psychological damage.