The Australian Honours System, established in 1975, recognises the special contribution Australian citizens make to their communities locally, nationally, and overseas across a wide range of fields.
Activities include voluntary endeavour and contributions to the Arts, Industry, Commerce, Education, Health, Charities, the Professions, the Armed Services, and acts of bravery.
Awards and honours are approved by the Governor-General and are announced on Australia Day, 26th January and on The Queen’s official birthday, usually the second Monday in June. Australian Bravery Decorations are announced in March and August.
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
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: (02) 6283 3533
If you have any questions about the nomination process, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For general information, visit Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet ‘It’s an Honour’ (external link)
Presentation of Honours in Western Australia
An important part of the Governor’s role is the recognition of significant service and outstanding contribution to the Western Australian community.
The Governor conducts official 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 advises recipients in writing of investiture ceremony arrangements in the weeks following the announcement of the awards.