The Australian Honours System, established in 1976, recognises the special contribution Australian citizens make to their communities locally, nationally, and overseas through voluntary endeavour and a wide range of service including the Arts, Industry, Commerce, Education, Health, Charities, the Professions, and the Armed Services.
An Australian citizen can be nominated for an honour by any individual, a community organisation, a professional body, or similar group.
Nomination forms and further information about the Australian Honours System can be accessed at the Australian Honours System website www.itsanhonour.gov.au.
Nomination forms are also available from:
The Honours Secretariat
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Ph: (02) 6283 3533
PRESENTATION OF HONOURS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The names of recipients are announced on Australia Day, 26 January (downloadable pdf) and on The Queen's official birthday, usually the second Monday in June (downloadable pdf).
The Governor conducts ceremonies twice annually to formally invest Western Australian recipients with national honours and awards.
Investiture Ceremony in Government House Ballroom on 2 September 2016