What awards are there in the Australian Honours System?
Any Australian may nominate any fellow Australian for an award within The Order of Australia.
The nomination and selection process is independent of Government with nomination administration being conducted by the Honours Secretariat of the Governor-General’s staff and selection being made by the independent Council of The Order of Australia.
The most current information and appropriate nomination forms are available from the Honours Secretariat website on the links below:
- Background – The Honourable Shane L Stone AC PGDK QC. – Chairman of the Council for The Order of Australia
- Introducing the Order of Australia
- Order of Australia Nomination Process and Information
- Nomination Form – Online Form
- A Short Informal Guide prepared by the Association
- Referee Guidelines
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.
Who can nominate people for Awards?
- Any Australian can nominate a person for an Award.
Who selects recipients of Awards?
- The independent Council of The Order of Australia conducts the selection process and makes recommendations to the Governor-General.
Who is eligible to join the Association?
- Any recipient of an Award in The Order of Australia can join the Association.
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 filling out our online membership form located here.
- Further information
What activities or events are being undertaken?
- National events can be seen on the News & Events page.
- 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
Yarralumla ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6283 3533
The Order of Australia Association Ode & Guidelines
At the links below are details of The Order of Australia Association Ode and the associated guidelines.