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Honours and awards

Find information and resources on a number of Australian honours and awards.

Australian Honours Lists

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Australia has a system of honours and awards so its citizens can be recognised for excellence, achievement or meritorious service. Provides a list of the recipients for each honours list.

Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General


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Explore the A-Z lists of both Australian and Imperial awards, find out how and when to wear a medal, and what post-nominal entitlements apply as well as learn about honorary awards and foreign awards.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian of the Year Awards

Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all.

National Australia Day Council

Defence Honours and Awards

Provides information about Defence medals and awards and gives contact details for honours and awards queries and application submissions for military and civilian awards and medals.

Department of Defence

National NAIDOC Awards

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These annual Awards recognise the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians make to improve the lives of Indigenous people, or to promote Indigenous issues or for excellence shown in their chosen field.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

These Awards recognise the role Australian writers play in enlightening and entertaining us, reflecting on our history and taking our stories to the world.

Ministry for the Arts

Rural Women's Award

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This pre-eminent Award is for emerging women leaders who drive innovation, productivity and sustainability within primary industries. These women help build up rural communities.

AgriFutures Australia