A clasp with the name of the theatre or action for which the award is made is presented with the medal.
A further award of the Australian Service Medal in another area is recognised by the issue of an additional clasp. Additional clasps are worn above previously awarded clasps, in order of date of receipt.
The following clasps have been issued for the medal:
- FESR (Far East Strategic Reserve)
- MIDDLE EAST
- PNG (Papua New Guinea)
- SE ASIA
- SPECIAL OPS
- SW PACIFIC
- W NEW GUINEA
The eligibility criteria and the Determination for each clasp are included on the table of clasps issued.