|New Zealand Bravery Medal|
|Awarded for||"acts of bravery"|
|Description||Bronze disk, 38mm diameter|
|Presented by||New Zealand|
|Eligibility||Those performing acts of bravery in, or meriting recognition by, New Zealand|
|Established||20 September 1999|
|Last awarded||2018 Queen's Birthday Honours|
|Next (higher)||New Zealand Gallantry Medal|
|Next (lower)||Royal Victorian Medal|
It was instituted by Royal Warrant on 20 September 1999 as part of the move to replace British bravery awards with an indigenous New Zealand Bravery system. The medal, which may be awarded posthumously, is granted in recognition of "acts of bravery". The medal is primarily a civilian award, but it is also awarded to members of the armed forces who perform acts of bravery in non-operational circumstances (given that the New Zealand gallantry awards may only be awarded "while involved in war and warlike operational service (including peacekeeping)".
The medal replaced the award of the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct and the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air in respect of acts of bravery in, or meriting recognition by, New Zealand.