The Star of Courage (SC) is a bravery decoration awarded for acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril. It is ranked 2nd in the list of Australian bravery decorations in the Australian honours system. Recipients of this award can use the post nominal SC.
The Star of Courage is a silver, ribbed star with seven points ensigned with the Crown of St Edward. The obverse has the shield and crest of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms surmounted by a Federation Star. A suspender bar is engraved with the words FOR COURAGE. The ribbon is blood-red with a central magenta band symbolising the colours of arterial and venous blood.
Mrs Joanne Lucas SC
Joanne Lucas was awarded the Star of Courage for putting her own life at risk to rescue a swimmer from a shark attack in Albany, Western Australia