How to nominate
The Australian Honours system recognises the special contribution Australian citizens make to their communities across a range of activities. Examples of voluntary or professional excellence in a field of endeavour, significant achievement, meritorious service or bravery demonstrated locally, nationally or overseas, are considered and recognised through this system.
Why are honours and awards important?
Australia’s system of honours and awards helps strengthen the fabric of our nation and shape our aspirations. The system formally acknowledges the achievements of Australian role models from all walks of life and provides a way to publicly recognise and appreciate their contributions.
Any Australian can nominate someone for an award. Nominations are assessed by the Honours and Awards Secretariat, and considered by the Council of the Order of Australia before recommendations are made to the Governor-General.
The Australian Honours and Awards system includes:
Further more information about the Australian Honours system, including nomination forms for awards, can be found here: