About Us

Welcome to the Australian Capital Territory Branch of the Order of Australia Association. If you are a recipient of an Honour or Award in the Order of Australia living in the ACT, and wish to join the Association, please contact us.

The ACT Branch. The ACT Branch has over 550 members and provides fellowship for recipients of Honours and Awards in the Order. Our program includes our Australia Day and Queen’s Birthday celebrations, receptions for new recipients, the Australian Defence Force Oration and Australian National University Lecture, morning teas and the Multi-Faith Observance. Our principal community outreach activity is the annual Student Awards, in which we acknowledge the wonderful community service and good citizenship of ACT school students.

The Order. One of the main aims of each Branch of the Association is to raise awareness of the Order of Australia and the process through which awards are granted. Our Branch committee is willing to provide speakers to address community and other groups on the significance of the Order. If you would like to learn more about the Order of Australia, please contact us.

Nominations. If you know an ACT citizen who has really made a difference in your community, please consider nominating that person for an Honour or Award in the Order. If you need help in preparing a nomination, the ACT Branch can assist, so please contact us. In 2018, our Branch is promoting more nominations for ACT women. We have established a sub-committee, led by Narelle Hargreaves OAM, to develop practical approaches to this task. You can read Narelle’s recent interview with Canberra’s City News here.  If you have ideas you would like to contribute, please feel free to contact Narelle (T: 02 62544209; E: chindit@ozemail.com.au).