The Order of Australia Association





Some of the most Frequently Asked Questions.


What awards are there in the Australian Honours System?

Who can be nominated to receive Awards in The Order of Australia?

  • Any Australian citizen can be nominated to receive an Award.
  • Any non-citizen can be nominated for an ' honorary ' Award.
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Who can nominate people for Awards?

Who selects recipients of Awards?

  • The independent Council of The Order of Australia conducts the selection process and makes recommendations to the Governor-General.
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Who is eligible to join the Association?

  • Any recipient of an Award in The Order of Australia can join the Association.
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Where are the Association branches located?

  • Branches are located in each State and Territory and in United Kingdom.
  • Some States and the Northern Territory have regional or district sub-groups.
  • Further information can be found on each State and Territory page.

How do I join?

  • If you are eligible you can join by contacting either the National Membership Secretary or a State or Territory branch.
  • Further information

What activities or events are being undertaken?

  • National events can be seen on the News & Events page.
  • Further information
  • State and Territory upcoming events can be found on each State and Territory page.

How do I replace lost Insignia or Lapel Pins?

  • Replacement Insignia and Lapel Pins can be obtained from:


The Order of Australia
Government House
Yarralumla ACT 2600

Telephone:  (02) 6283 3533



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