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Australian Honours

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, and acts of bravery.

How can I nominate a worthy Australian?

An Australian citizen can be nominated for an honour by any individual, a community organisation, a professional body, or similar group.

Submit an online form

Submit an electronic form and find out further information:

Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat (external link)

Request a printed form

Request a printed form by contacting the Honours Secretariat:

The Honours Secretariat
Government House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6283 3533 

More information

If you have any questions about the nomination process, email

For general information, visit Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet ‘It’s an Honour’ (external link)

Presentation of Honours in Western Australia

The names of recipients are announced on Australia Day, 26 January and on The Queen’s official birthday, usually the second Monday in June.

The Governor conducts Investiture Ceremonies in Government House Ballroom twice annually, usually in April and September (generally in the late afternoon), to formally invest Western Australian recipients with their national honours and awards.

The Governor’s Establishment will advise recipients of investiture ceremony arrangements in the weeks following the announcement of the awards.

Current recipients

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018

The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, invested 68 West Australian recipients of the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List with their appointments and awards as approved by the Governor General on Friday, 7th September 2018. 

View a small profile of each recipient (PDF)

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Governor and Ms Annus pose in group photo in ballroom

The Governor and Ms Annus with Western Australia’s 2018 Queens Birthday Honours recipients.