The Order of Australia
Thank you for taking this important step to nominate someone for recognition through the Order of Australia.
The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent system to recognise people who have demonstrated outstanding service or exceptional achievement. Australians from all walks of life, of all ages, and who have done just about everything you can think of have been recognised through the Order of Australia.
Most recipients don’t seek thanks or to be celebrated – they consider their contributions to be ‘ordinary’ or part of everyday life.
Read more information
about the Order of Australia.Using This Form
If you’re not familiar with the nomination form, you may wish to read this guidance
before you begin.
Nominations should include:
•Examples of the individual’s service or achievements•Details of referees who can talk about the person.
The nomination can be submitted at any time. It should be kept confidential (don’t tell the person you are nominating).
Once you begin preparing the nomination form you must either submit within 14 days or use the ‘Save for Later’ option. This option allows you to save your progress but you must return to it within 14 days (even if it is to hit ‘Save for Later’ again) or your progress will be lost. Please note that leaving the form open on your screen doesn’t extend the 14 day window (nor does reopening the form but not submitting or hitting save again).Privacy Statement
Your privacy is important to us. We will only collect, use or disclose your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988. We want to ensure that personal information collected, used and stored is accurate and complete. We ask that you carefully check the information throughout the form for accuracy. The Australian Honours and Awards Privacy Statement can be found here
If the person you are nominating is not an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident, information you have provided in this nomination, including your name and contact details, will be forwarded to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for consideration of an Honorary award in the Order of Australia.