Here is my award which I down-loaded today. The Globe is divided into three regions and Australia is located within Region 3. The Region 3 administrative arm was established on 12th April 1968, just eight years before I became a radio amateur. There are now 39 member countries. The IARU works to preserve and harmonise our frequency bands and provides information and assistance to national amateur radio organisations.
Here is the official qsl card. I thought I should print this one confirming a contact with VI50IARU3 (operator Paul, VK5PAS), hand held to hand held from home to Mount Lofty.