A MESSAGE FROM:
HIS EXCELLENCY GENERAL THE HONOURABLE SIR PETER COSGROVE AK MC (Retd)
The Australian honours system is a vital part of our social fabric. Honours help define, encourage and reinforce our national aspirations, ideals and standards by identifying those among us who make an outstanding contribution to our society.
The recipients of Australian honours and awards are very special men and women whose actions have set them apart and enriched our community across a broad range of professional, public and community service sectors.
In their daily lives these admirable people demonstrate those values that we as a nation hold dear—compassion, civility, dedication, courage, kindness, tolerance, and energetic ambition. They inspire us all to be more enthusiastic and giving, to uphold the responsibility of being fully engaged citizens.
On behalf of all Australians, I congratulate and thank all recipients of honours and awards, past and present. I highly regard your contribution and deeply appreciate your generosity of spirit. You are a source of motivation to us all.
QUITE SIMPLY, OURS IS A FAR RICHER AND STRONGER COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF YOU - WELL DONE.
Nomination process for Order of Australia and Bravery decorations.
Nomination forms and guidelines on how to prepare your nomination are available from the Honours Secretariat. more>
The Australian Honours and Awards Branch – Report 2012-16
In February 2012, following a “Principles, Practices and Protocols” meeting of the Council for the Order of Australia, it was agreed that the Honours and Awards Branch would prepare and publish on the Governor-General’s website a five-yearly report on the Order, the work of the Council and the Australian Honours and Awards Branch. This report includes material addressing all elements of the Australian honours system administered by the Branch.